i like between simple and comlicated so i can say, hey look at this ??? or this ?? and people will think it looks neat that have never seen archery gear, and so it looks good, but still simple enough that i can handle it in a competition if it fails. i am sure all of you like some complication making it look neat, right???
In general, most pros will stick with something simple that has a very very very low rate of failure. Even if something looks cool, if it can break down chances are they won't use it. When it comes to shooting the last few arrows for that $10,000.00 prize money, they don't want to be thinking about which screw could be loose or what piece may break. A keep it simple approach is used by many of the top pro archers.
like i said, i want simple and a little complication. the trophy taker, sure loc challenger, carter just cuz release, and a 26" stablizer (not v bars)i think is simple. i just like to put a small small amount of complication in.
To answer your question, I like both the TT set-ups -- dropaway and the Spring Steel (launcher/blade) -- for target shooting. I use the drop away for indoor target shooting because I like the way it works for larger diameter aluminum arrows with large fletch and I use the SpringSteel blade for outdoors just because I've always had good experience with launchers outdoors for smaller diameter target shafts. Just a preference thing for me.
Ditto to what x-ring said. Simple is my goal when outfitting one of my bows, be it target, 3-D or hunting. I have heard lots of good things about the Trophy Taker, but I shoot launchers exclusively for all target disciplines and a good old TM hunter style rest for hunting. Simple and durable and a minimum number of parts. And that means less opportunity for a part failure. This is challenging enough without having to worry about your gear!
cory, i personally have shot bodoodles for the past 10 years i guess. I've shot all the different models. personally i like the pro-lite & the new game dropper. i like to put on the light fins and then make the spring as tight as i can get it. this makes the spring steel do the flexing. kinda like a lizard tongue. Good luck
It doesn't matter what arrow rest you have. They all shoot the same if you don't get fletch contact. I shot a TM hunter ($15) and a lizard tongue launcher from 1980 and i won state with it...Its my hunting bow and i didn't have the money or a new rest so i put the lizard tongue half way through the season.
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