Got the stealth strips to help silence these. This is my first stick, run & gun set up. Been using climbers. Read a great article on Dan Infalt up in Wisconsin. He said when you use a climber, you're hunting trees, not deer. So true. Anyway, just messing around and I'm God awful with these. Ton of noise. He uses these things on his sticks so, for $20 I figured it certainly can't make me louder.