I have had several QAD and haven't had a problem with any of them. I set up my buddy's bow with a rip cord and my only complaint is that if you let it down you have to "recock" the rest. My QADs stay up unless you let go at full draw. Both good rests.
qad customer service is second to none. i sent an email wanting to purchase a "containment rod" that i had somehow broken off, they asked for a mailing address and sent me one no charge. also contacted them about some replacement felt about a week ago, again willing to pay for it. got an email back and said it was on its way!
i just got a QAD HDX. Love it!!! wayy too easy to setup and works perfectly for me. I have no experience with ripcords. I would advise against the QAD hunter though...noisy little joker. The QADs with the anti-vibration technology are the only way to go. The HDX is pricey, but well worth the money, i dont think i could ask for anything more out of mine. ALso I have had great results from customer service, i emailed them about where to find replacement felt..willing to pay for it since i jacked mine up..sent it to me no charge and sent me a sticker too...
Had the ripcord first. Had no problems with it but it was a little noisy when it hit the shelf. I now have a QAD HDX and I like it a little better. It seems quieter and as already stated it stays up when letting down slowly. THey are both great rests and you cant go wrong with either. If money isnt an option then I would slightly favor the QAD.
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