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TributeRocks said:
any recomendations?
The Big Dawg stabilizers are
popular and work well
at a very attractive cost.

They are extra lightweight,
and they have the "Dawg Bone"
which seems to be a neoprene rubber sliding weight.

http://www.bigdawgarchery.com/Stabilizers.html

In terms of a release aid,
you have a choice of the wrist strap style
or
the thumb trigger style
or
the hinge rotational release style
or
the Carter Evolution, which is best described as a trigger less pull through style release.

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/shop/product_info.php?products_id=7102
 

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If you are in the freestyle class, get a long 32 or 34" one. If you are in a class with a limit, get one that is near that limit.
 

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TributeRocks said:
thats a pretty nice stabilizer but what size should I get

Can't help you there.

Depends if you are more a hunter and sometimes a 3D shooter,
or mostly a 3D shooter and a very occasional hunter.

It's all about bow balance,
and experimenting to find out what works best for you.

On my Razor X Elite,
I used a 32-inch Easton Stabilizer with a 6-inch Doinker extender in front,
with a Doinker A-Bomb and several fender washers for even more weight.

On my Rytera Bullet X, I tried that combination, and it was way too heavy.
I put on a extra long Big Dawg front stabilizer, and used just a 1/2-ounce weight, and it tires out my shoulder, and so I am currently shooting my Bullet X with no front stabilizer at all.

On my Olympic Target Recurve bow, the Big Dawg long front stabilizer works great!!!!

If you pick a front stabilizer that is too long,
then even a 1/2-ounce weight will feel like a ton,
and make your bow shoulder tired.

Since this is your first stabilizer,
you can always pick something shorter,
and just add more weights on the end until you get the best grouping.

Yes, you have to guess what works best for you.

If you add more weight or use less weight on the front stabilizer,
it will change the bow balance, and it will have an effect on your grouping.

You can send a pm to Big Dawg and ask for an opinion.
 
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