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    since i got my new bow ive notice the loud hissing noise from the vanes, what are the alternatives to the blazer vanes

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntin hard View Post
    since i got my new bow ive notice the loud hissing noise from the vanes, what are the alternatives to the blazer vanes
    If you have a drop away rest you can try FOB's.
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    the hissing is probably some of the Blazers are starting to come unglued. Go with Dura vanes or Bohning X Vanes(Bohning makes Blazers as well)Also use Bohning Platinum glue.Probably the best all around vane adhesive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slice View Post
    If you have a drop away rest you can try FOB's.
    FOBS hiss also. More so than blazers. I'm told the deer will not hear the hiss but I haven't been able to ask one yet.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcmorgan31 View Post
    FOBS hiss also. More so than blazers. I'm told the deer will not hear the hiss but I haven't been able to ask one yet.....
    The noise is only heard from behind the arrow and it is more a zzzzzzzzzzzzzz then a hiss (I know, no difference still a noise). I have stood off to the side of the target and listened as one was shot, I never even heard a thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slice View Post
    The noise is only heard from behind the arrow and it is more a zzzzzzzzzzzzzz then a hiss (I know, no difference still a noise). I have stood off to the side of the target and listened as one was shot, I never even heard a thing.

    I went and shot with a buddy a few weeks ago that was shooting FOBS. I was shooting blazers. I noticed more noise with the FOBS, but like you said, I was behind the arrow and I don't doubt that the sound can't be heard from the front. I never really noticed a hiss from my blazers, so I would guess something is amiss.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcmorgan31 View Post
    I went and shot with a buddy a few weeks ago that was shooting FOBS. I was shooting blazers. I noticed more noise with the FOBS, but like you said, I was behind the arrow and I don't doubt that the sound can't be heard from the front. I never really noticed a hiss from my blazers, so I would guess something is amiss.....
    I use to shoot blazers before I became a Fobernaut. When my blazers started to hiss I knew they would be coming off shortly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slice View Post
    I use to shoot blazers before I became a Fobernaut. When my blazers started to hiss I knew they would be coming off shortly.
    That would be my thought too.

    I'd probably try the fobs, but I don't think I can get the clearance on a Ripcord. Not sure though.
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    until arrows go super sonic, the FOB noise will be heard in all directions. A quality SOFT ,durable low profile vane is the way to go DURA VANE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long Draw View Post
    until arrows go super sonic, the FOB noise will be heard in all directions. A quality SOFT ,durable low profile vane is the way to go DURA VANE
    this was the reply from a field test that was done:

    'the one thing that does attract me to their performance is they make no down range noise at all , the ring wing design will not allow the tell tale chatter that vanes get (all be it less than feathers). I stood to the side (well out of the way and behind cover) while we shot vanes and FOB'S alternatively into my target at 25m and the quietness of the FOB is very noticable, you can't here the arrow coming at all as you can with Vanes.'

    I've tried the test and would agree with the comment. I shot 2 deer this year with them (1 @20 and 1 @30ish) and neither one lifted their head.
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    FOB's are a joke. Stick with a good quality soft vane.

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    I use Blazers for everything and I have no noise problems that I can perceive...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Long Draw View Post
    FOB's are a joke. Stick with a good quality soft vane.
    People that speak in absolutes are a joke......
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcmorgan31 View Post
    People that speak in absolutes are a joke......
    Objectivity and open-mindedness is definitely a virtue...
    I thought drop away rests were a joke. Then I tried one and I likely won't go back to a fixed rest...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronhop View Post
    Objectivity and open-mindedness is definitely a virtue...
    I thought drop away rests were a joke. Then I tried one and I likely won't go back to a fixed rest...

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    I think some things are a joke myself.....most I've personally tried....but even if I do think something is a joke....I would give a more intelligent reasoning than that....
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    switch to FOB's and everyone at the range can at you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long Draw View Post
    switch to FOB's and everyone at the range can at you too.
    They are funny looking, I'll give you that much...
    They look like something a little man from outer space could have invented...
    I was going to use the word alien but the context of that word has expanded in recent years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Long Draw View Post
    switch to FOB's and everyone at the range can at you too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Long Draw View Post
    switch to FOB's and everyone at the range can at you too.
    Wonder why everyone I've spoken to that uses them will never go back to vanes...

    Maybe they just don't fly well out of your 37" AtA hoyts? Or maybe you are installing them wrong... they go on the end that attachs to the arrow... not the pointy end
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    put a spot of glue at the front of the vane .probably caused by your new bow being faster.some vanes are squared at the front more than others.
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