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Old 01-20-2007, 05:09 PM   #1
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How do you decide how big or long of a stabilizer to get? I shoot the hunter class and I want to use the same set up for hunting this fall.
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Old 01-20-2007, 05:11 PM   #2
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How do you decide how big or long of a stabilizer to get? I shoot the hunter class and I want to use the same set up for hunting this fall.
i think hunter class normally has a 12" max length if that helps. I use a Doinker 12" and like it quite a bit. the S-Coil is great for absorbing shock
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Old 01-20-2007, 06:34 PM   #3
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I use an S-coil, I love it...also had a 7" Doinker A bomb that I really liked...
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Old 01-20-2007, 07:04 PM   #4
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I just ordered an 11" from Jim Posten, for 3D and I'am really excited about getting it. As soon as I get it, I'll post up some pictures.
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I use an S-coil, I love it...also had a 7" Doinker A bomb that I really liked...
I will second that....
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i dont even shoot with a stabilizer anymore, theres nothing holding you to using one, shoot what feels the most comfortable to you
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i dont even shoot with a stabilizer anymore, theres nothing holding you to using one, shoot what feels the most comfortable to you
Agreed 100%...If the bow feels balanced to you or if you feel stabil at full draw there is no Law that says you need one. I changed to the S-coil for more vibration dampening than stabilizing...
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:37 AM   #8
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I just switched to a doinker a bomb, I believe it is 7 inches and weighs about 10 ounces. It's a little heavier then the one I had before and i like it. It seems to help me hold a little steadier. I will use it for both 3d and hunting.
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I love the S-Coil for hunting.
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For tournament use, you need to get a stabilizer that does something besides looks good.

What I mean is get the longest you can for the class you shoot. Hunter class is usually 12". Now that said, get one with a little weight to it. This is where experimentation comes in. You don't want it super front heavy. BUT, I do like it to give the bow some additional weight. I think heavier bows aim better but that's just my opinion.
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In hunter class it is a 12" stablizer max.your stableizer is not just for taking out vibration it also eliminates torque.the longer the stableizer is,the better.
find one that you like and that makes the bow feel good in your hand's.
here is an article that might help you out:
It's important to select the right archery stabilizer that will maximize your skill and the energy behind the arrow and also to minimize vibration when shooting. It is true that a stabilizer is essentially is a series of dampers, weights, and rods that connect to your bow, but the use that one can get out of it is absolutely amazing. It's general purpose is to reduce excess energy so that the accuracy of your shooting increases and oscillation of the bow upon release is dampened. So let's take a look at the different kids of stabilizer models and makes there are to choose from so you can decide which one is best for you.
For all of the above purposes, a "doinker" would be an excellent selection. It fully dissipates excess energy for a recoilless shot and absorbs shock from the bow. These doinkers vary in size and weight, anywhere from 1" to 7", 5-10 � oz, and ideal for keeping excess weight off your bow.
Another variation of the doinker is the "Doinker D2 4" Shorty Camo Stabilizer". This specific stabilizer is an innovative higher-density, higher-modulus 360� aero design for quieter, faster dampening power. The lightweight ribs instantly respond to even the most powerful releases for greater control with less fatigue and noise. All have a threaded hole for additional stabilizer/accessory attachment. The 4" D2 Shorty Hunter is ideal for today's short axle-to-axle, lightweight hunting bows.
The "NAP Shockblocker-500" is another great choice for those archers looking to minimize vibration and recoil in their shots and also reduce arm and hand fatigue, as shooting over and over can wear one's arm out quickly. It's important that your archery stabilizer do most of the work for you. It's 5" inches long and only weights 8 oz, very convenient to tote around doesn't bog down your bow.
The "Trophy Ridge Xchanger" has an adjustable telescoping system that adjusts from 6 1/2" to 10 1/2" in length, so you can fine tune your weight-forward balance to match your shooting needs. Extend it for increased accuracy on long-range shots at the 3-D course or collapse it for extreme hunting conditions. It is 100% fluid-free and weighs 5.5 oz.
"Vibracheck Icon" stabilizers have an extremely unique design, used mostly by hunters to improve distance shots and accuracy in hitting their targets. It provides an anti-shock stabilization feature that literally eliminates any shock or kickback in shooting. Only 7" and 7 oz. it's extremely portable and doesn't weigh down the bow so as to increase distance in shooting the arrow as far as you like.
Even though it is a controversial accessory among different archers, it is likely that the archery stabilizer will be a necessity for all competitive archers at some point for one reason or another.

i hope this helps you.
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For tournament use, you need to get a stabilizer that does something besides looks good.

What I mean is get the longest you can for the class you shoot. Hunter class is usually 12". Now that said, get one with a little weight to it. This is where experimentation comes in. You don't want it super front heavy. BUT, I do like it to give the bow some additional weight. I think heavier bows aim better but that's just my opinion.
and your opinion is shared by many......including me....
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and your opinion is shared by many......including me....
Hey bud...ya got a little on your nose there...
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i dont do much 3D shooting, but for hunting i use the Limbsaver S-coil and love it
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:25 PM   #15
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Hey bud...ya got a little on your nose there...
He just wants some of those cool buttons.
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He just wants some of those cool buttons.
I dont need the buttons, I just discovered the ignore button.....
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why is that funny???? You have been using that on me havent you????
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Old 01-21-2007, 09:41 PM   #19
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I play around with as many stabilizers as I can to figure out which is best for each bow I have.

I use a 10 inch Specialty Archery Products Feather wieght on my 337 but use a mini S-Coil on my Ross 334 because it was so balanced that I really didnt need a stab at all.
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why is that funny???? You have been using that on me havent you????
I'm sorry did you say something
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How do you decide how big or long of a stabilizer to get? I shoot the hunter class and I want to use the same set up for hunting this fall.
the longest that u ca go is a 10 inch without going to a pro staff class..
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you sure its not 12 inch natedog?
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I thought it was 12 as well...
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:18 PM   #24
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I got a stabilizer laying around from an old bow.It weighs a ton. I'm gonna chuck it up in the lathe rommorrow and bore it out. Play around with that a little. See what happens.
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Old 01-28-2007, 09:55 PM   #25
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Talking From IBO & ASA rules.....

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"C. LEVEL THREE – ENTRY LEVEL ADULT CLASSES - Trophy Awards- Monetary Awards (if offered) at Random


1. HUNTER CLASS (HC)The stabilizer shall be no more than twelve inches long, and extend no more than twelve inches from the point of attachment to the bow. "

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"AMATEUR - ONE EVENT PER YEAR WITHOUT FULL ASA MEMBERSHIP.

1. Men’s Hunter

Stabilizer Rule - A front stabilizer (or system including quick releases and/or enhancers) may be used, but may not exceed twelve inches (12”) in total length from the tip of the stabilizer (or system) to the point of attachment on the front of the riser provided by the manufacturer."


I'm a rules, let's get the right info type of geek. Please keep in mind that the class you shoot will dictate the equipment requirements. I have included just two of the many classes offered for each organization. This was found at each of their respective websites.

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