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    i am in the market for a drop away rest i have the drop tine biscuit. and was wondering who makes the best drop away rests? i have herd that QAD makes a good one and i can get it on ebay for about 40.00 but they way i was brought up the more money you spend the better the product. i know i probably opened a can of worms on this but just need input. do they have any problems in the cold weather? thanks ALSO any one have one up for sale let me know thanks
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    I still shoot a QT 3000 Prong rest. The bow tech. I know and trust said to spend the 20 or 30 dollars more and buy a Ripcord when I asked him about that same model. Haven't made the switch, yet.

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    I have the QAD on my 07 Pearson Z-32 and love it.
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    If you're gonna get a QAD, spend the extra money and get the HD with the lock down feature. This eliminates the bounce that can happen. If the prongs bounce back up, they can whack the fletching on the way by.
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    Look into a Muzzy Z-effect. Most of my family shoots them and love em. Just like any trop away, make sure you trust the guy who is setting it up for you and check for interference before you leave the shop.
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    The Vapor Trail Limb Driver is an excellent drop away. Check out the high speed camera footage on their website....
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    I can't tell you the best one cause I have'nt used them all. But I can tell you that the ripcord is good. But there is one flaw with it. It doesn't consistantly drop away at the same speed. I had fletching contact with it shooting high profile vanes (Blazers and Quickspin 2" ST's) I used chalk on the fletching and found intermittant contact with coc vane up with the hen vanes hitting and consistant contact with coc vane down. I had two very good shops look at it and could not adjust it to work. I got a Trophy ridge drop zone right now and it seems to work fine. Whats the general opinion of the dropzone ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain19 View Post
    I can't tell you the best one cause I have'nt used them all. But I can tell you that the ripcord is good. But there is one flaw with it. It doesn't consistantly drop away at the same speed. I had fletching contact with it shooting high profile vanes (Blazers and Quickspin 2" ST's) I used chalk on the fletching and found intermittant contact with coc vane up with the hen vanes hitting and consistant contact with coc vane down. I had two very good shops look at it and could not adjust it to work. I got a Trophy ridge drop zone right now and it seems to work fine. Whats the general opinion of the dropzone ?
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    I like the dropzone but it can develop wear on the nylon sleeves inside that can cause it to hang up. then you have to tear it down and replace them. the infamous "rebuild kit".......

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.C. View Post
    I like the dropzone but it can develop wear on the nylon sleeves inside that can cause it to hang up. then you have to tear it down and replace them. the infamous "rebuild kit".......
    wasnt gonna go there, BUT, since you mentioned it........
    I cut things up and split them down!

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    I have had tremendously good luck with the cobra diamond back. I have a muzzy zero effect on a bow, and if it wasn't there when I bought the bow I don't think I would have put it on. I have tried the trophy taker and am not a fan of it either. I am going to put a limbdriver on my next bow and see how they are. I really like the ripcord but may not get around to trying it out.
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    I went with the Rip Cord a few years ago due to the fact the arm will lock in the up position for hunting. (I know other rest do the same now). Ive had zero issues with this rest. You can pick them up on the AT classifieds for 50 bucks or so all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdawg240 View Post
    I went with the Rip Cord a few years ago due to the fact the arm will lock in the up position for hunting. (I know other rest do the same now). Ive had zero issues with this rest. You can pick them up on the AT classifieds for 50 bucks or so all the time.
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    does any one might have one for sale at a decent price
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    I like the ripcord. But I am a Trophy Taker Man myself it is simple to set up and shoot and is bulletproof.
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    Since early last autum I still have not gotten my low-end QAD working perfectly(which I did not mind-even with fletching contact it was still 1 million times better than my Whisker Biscuit). I want to try the FOBs this year and need it working perfect. I broke down and e-mailed them to ask what to do. Within 2 hours they had emailed a response(asking for more details instead of answering my question, albeit). But I was surprised at that. I would rank them high in customer service(unlike Parker bows).

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    Red-man, you want to buy my QAD ?Lol

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