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    I know that there are a lot of opinions here and I am hoping for some between two different types of rests. Whisker Biscuit or fall away? Which one do I want to use? I am using a biscuit now and I am tired of it tearing up my fletching. Is the new B2 biscuits really better or do I want to switch to a fall away or.................?

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    I can't recall the name of what I have off the top of my head - I'll get my bow out later and find out - but I feel like it's the best of both worlds. It is a fall away that locks up and has a bar over the top so that it holds the arrow in place until the shot is taken. I get the accuracy of a fall away with the security of the whisker biscuit. Love it!

    My wife has a capture rest on hers, similar to a whisker biscuit but with notches for the fletchings to pass through untouched. Seems like a great rest.

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    Default I had the same problem

    Went to a ripcord fallaway and it's working great.

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    I have the Trophy Ridge drop away rest and love it.

    http://www.trophyridge.com/arrow-rests/dropzone/

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    Trophy ridge shakey hunter all the way. Whisker's get frozen when water is introduced on cold days. Great for indoor ranges or warm weather. Not so great for Alaska weather.

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    The Trophy Taker Xtreme FC angled slot is my recomendation. I would get the one with the rubber armor on it.

    http://www.trophytaker.com/xtremefc_as.aspx

    My wife has it on her bow. This rest contains the arrow very well. I have a Trophy Ridge Drop Zone, I like this rest very much and is great to shoot with, but no arrow containment. If you would like to try FOBs you will need a drop away rest.

    I believe this is the rest Brian is recomending. It would be my second choice. Only because you must manually lock the rest up for arrow containment.
    http://www.qadinc.com/c-5-.aspx

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    I will second the Trophy Taker Xtreme FC angled slot. I had a problem with the biscuit tearing up my arrows too and decided to go with something differant and dont regret it one bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    ...It is a fall away that locks up and has a bar over the top so that it holds the arrow in place until the shot is taken....
    Sounds like a ripcord. Wish that would've worked on my bow!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    My wife has a capture rest on hers, similar to a whisker biscuit but with notches for the fletchings to pass through untouched. Seems like a great rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    I can't recall the name of what I have off the top of my head - I'll get my bow out later and find out - but I feel like it's the best of both worlds. It is a fall away that locks up and has a bar over the top so that it holds the arrow in place until the shot is taken. I get the accuracy of a fall away with the security of the whisker biscuit. Love it!

    My wife has a capture rest on hers, similar to a whisker biscuit but with notches for the fletchings to pass through untouched. Seems like a great rest.
    Brian - Yours is a Ripcord and hers is a Octane Hostage. Two of my favorite-bullet proof systems.

    BowTech has another one on the way under their Octane Line call the TripWire ... I am pretty excited about it's arrivial in the shop and can wait to put it though it's paces as well. A few more of my favorites are VaporTrails LimbDiver, Spot Hogg Whammy and the SVL Fall Away.

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    Thanks for the input guys. I had my concerns about the moving parts on a fall away rest in adverse weather. Nobody has mentioned that yet, so is that a none issue? I am going to take a look at all of these you guys have mentioned. I archery hunted close to twenty years ago for a few years and I haven't done it since. Things sure have changed. I bought a bow last year and I am easing back in to just shooting right now. The bow I bought came with a biscuit on it and I noticed this fletching problem after shooting a while. Thanks again for the input.

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    I started out with a Whisker Biscuit and found it way to hard on fletching and didn't trust it in a winter hunt. I was always very fond of a TM Hunter but too many parts and keeping shrink wrap on the tines is a pain in the butt. Put on a Trophy Ridge Drop Zone on my bow and found it to be the cats meow. I feel it improved my accuracy also. I'm sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PM Asman View Post
    Brian - Yours is a Ripcord and hers is a Octane Hostage. Two of my favorite-bullet proof systems.
    Dang, forgot that name for a second....the Hostage!!

    Guessing that you sold them, you're probably right!

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    Default WB fletcing problems

    Just curious what type of fletching folks are using who are having problems with Whisker Biscuits.... I had a buddy who had the same problems back when the WB first came out of his fletching warping (I assume due to heat caused by friction). Then I heard the newer versions used softer whiskers to help alleviate the problem of ripping / warping fletching. My buddy changed his fletching and that seemed to fix the problem for him. I've shot my WB for several years with Blazer fletching and never had a problem, though I think the Blazers are a bit thicker than some other fletching. The drop aways certainly allow more flexibility in fletching style: plastic, feathers, FOBs.

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    I use plastic vanes and noticed that in cold temps the vanes are a little stiffer and in freezing temperatures especially with a little moisture in the are, the whisker biscuit also stiffens up and the combination of both factors tears up the vanes.

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    Shear,
    I have Carbon Force radial xweave arrows, and never lost a fletching due to the WB.

    I also have Carbon Express arrows. The fletchings did not hold up after 1 or 2 shots.

    I then stripped the fletchings, and re-fletched with Quick Fletch, quick spin hunter stl. I only has a few shots with those, but I have concerns about them holding up. They just don't look right.

    I have purchased FOBs and had to remove the WB and re-install my Ripcord rest. I am trying the FOBs out to test claims of increased accuracy. However, my wife won't let me put a target bag behind the xmas tree so I can shoot inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 454casull View Post
    Thanks for the input guys. I had my concerns about the moving parts on a fall away rest in adverse weather.
    Its a non-issued, The only problem i had with my Ripcord was in -10 below. During the recent cold snap i was getting a little bit of cabin fever and decided to go out side and shoot, I had just got my draw length adjusted but didnt adjust the relase string on my Ripcord. The rest didnt fall away and ripped 2 fletchings off my arrow and broke the plastic launcher. It wasnt a fault of the launcher, it was mine for not adjusting the rest. Ripcord sent me two new launchers with no questions asked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PM Asman View Post
    Brian - Yours is a Ripcord and hers is a Octane Hostage. Two of my favorite-bullet proof systems.

    BowTech has another one on the way under their Octane Line call the TripWire ... I am pretty excited about it's arrivial in the shop and can wait to put it though it's paces as well. A few more of my favorites are VaporTrails LimbDiver, Spot Hogg Whammy and the SVL Fall Away.
    Paul - just curious on the Hostage rests. I've read those style of rests have had a lot of issues with the fibers wearing down very quickly. Any comments/concerns on that issue? I like the looks of them but don't want to be replacing the fibers every couple hundred shots or so. Thanks.
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    Default containment rest

    i just got a qad ultra rest its made by quality archery designs it works great so far

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    I too am on the list of guys who dumped th WB and switched to the Trophy ridge drop zone. By far the best rest I have ever used.

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    Default Trophy Ridge A+

    I really like Trophy Ridge Drop Zone it drops straight down a lot faster .
    I like it so much i bought another one
    for my second bow a week ago on ebay ,good deals there

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