11-28-2008, 11:18 PM #1
D loop ,Rope style vs. clamp on style
I have always used a rope style D loop on my string for hunting and 3D and have met several people that swear by the metal clamp on style d loop .
I was wondering if anyone can give me thier opinion ,pros and cons on both?
11-29-2008, 12:24 PM #2
I have used the metal kind and did not see any difference. Other than a loss of speed. Really no need for the added weight on the string. Just my opinion.That course was so easy I even missed a target !!
11-29-2008, 01:23 PM #3
wait till you get hit with a piece of it....I cut things up and split them down!
11-29-2008, 05:30 PM #4
I have never used the metal type. Cause I was thinking it would be hard on the jaws of my release. Mabey I am wrong, and how well would they work with a jaw stlye(sinlge hook type)?Mathews Ovation 60 lbs 29 Dl- Ranger custom Strings
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11-29-2008, 05:52 PM #5
Heavy lose 10-15 FPS over rope d-loop
hard and hurts like heck when it hits your arm...
noisy and hurts when it hits your arm...
ugly and hurts when it hits your arm
Wears out your release and hurts when it hits your arm
Mike "Javi" Cooper
11-29-2008, 06:51 PM #6
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11-29-2008, 07:41 PM #7
those metal loops should be outlawed junk, junk .heavy & can fly off .when it dose duck for cover
11-29-2008, 07:49 PM #8
11-29-2008, 09:50 PM #9
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Been using the same ultro knock for the past 7 years with a little shine on the nock still works fine. Easy to use and simple to set up. Very easy to hook your release to when a critty is on its way to your round house without looking down to knock it. If your touching your wrist with it, you might want to look at your form. It doesn't wear out and I lost 1fps of speed by using it vs rope style. I say try them both and see which one you like since both are very cheap.H/C Carbon 4 Runner pro 65lb, 26dl
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11-29-2008, 10:18 PM #10
Yep, I'll be sure and check my form...Mike "Javi" Cooper
11-29-2008, 10:35 PM #11
11-30-2008, 11:18 AM #12
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12-08-2008, 09:18 AM #13
How do you know when you've lost 1 fps? Do you have/use a calibrated speed monitor? If so, do pro shops normally have these?"A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"
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12-08-2008, 09:44 AM #14
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One thing that you can count on it that they will both eventually fail. Maybe not for a long time, but it will eventually happen to both the rope and the metal D loops.
Which would you rather have flying around your eyes, a piece of rope that is probably still attached at one end or several little pieces of metal shrapnel.
It's easier to see when the rope is wearing out and cheaper to replace it.
A rope D loop you can help you diagnose some tuning and shooting problems. You can't do that with the metal loop.
The metal D loop is more consistent in that it doesn't stretch out, but if you put a little muscle into the rope when installing it, this isn't much of a factor.
Too bad Javi didn't mention that it hurts more when it hits your arm. J/K but he's right.
For me, the arguments weigh heavily for the rope D loop and against the metal. However, it's your call.
12-08-2008, 10:11 AM #15
did I mention that the metal loop does nothing to stop you torquing the string... which as silly as it sounds was the reason we started using a rope in the first place...
Oh yeah... I checked my form... that wasn't it..Mike "Javi" Cooper
12-08-2008, 10:44 AM #16
12-08-2008, 12:36 PM #17
I have personally never used one, but besides the loss of speed i've seen where their extra weight has made them slap the cable strings and wear through them.
12-08-2008, 12:41 PM #18
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