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Old 01-14-2008, 04:28 PM   #41
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I have some but I am having trouble with them on my Blade Runner. Very short ATA. I ralked to them and we found the trouble. I have to take time to fix the issue. But I see how they would work better.
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I have also used them. They work just fine. Feathers are better LOOKING though. If you don't want to get into fletching your own, FOBs are the easy way out for sure. Definately shoot single spots, I destroyed a few with broadheads.
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Howdy All!

Seems the FOB is making it's way from hunting to target. I hope it's OK if I join in the FOB talk. I promise NEVER to try to sell anything. Just answer questions or help with any problems.

The FOB was designed from the ground up for hunting for sure. I shoot Zwickey heads and as bow speeds increased, I found it almost impossible to tune with vanes. The FOB is just an engineered airfoil that shoots a big head very well especially is adverse weather.

Shooting at the same spot will bust some FOBs for sure, but many folks are using them on 3-D. Expect to bust a few. My best advice for those who do not want to break them would be to use both vanes and FOBs on a 3-D shoot. For the close 10-30 yard shots when you know the groups will be tight, shoot a vane. But when you have that standing bear at 50+ yards in a crosswind, the FOB will offer a big advantage and the chances of a tight groups busting things up will not be so bad.

For indoor spots I think the FOB is ideal. It is more forgiving with a "yep" or bad release.

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Old 01-14-2008, 10:07 PM   #44
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Welcome Paul!

would you say it is easier to get your field tips and broadheads to group together using FOB's? Or make them hit at the same point...cause shooting groups with BH's would really probably not be good for them. I have always had trouble tuning bigger BH's at higher speeds
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when are you coming out with ones that have strobes on them? Different colored strobes would be even better...

Sort of going for the "seisure at the line" kind of strobe if you get my drift
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would you say it is easier to get your field tips and broadheads to group together using FOB's? Or make them hit at the same point...cause shooting groups with BH's would really probably not be good for them. I have always had trouble tuning bigger BH's at higher speeds
For me, back in the days, I would dread tuning my Zwickey's for the Elk hunt. One day on then next day off. Always chasing my tail because of slight form issues (my fault). These issues did not show up at slower speeds but at the speeds we shoot now, any form issue is magnified. The day I new we were on to something was when I took the first pre-production FOB and got my heads tuned to field tips with about three adjustments. The next day and days to follow, still hit the same.

Being a semi ridged airfoil the FOB reacts very well to adjustments. When you make an adjustment you see the results and are repeatable. I find that with the larger heads, shooting a field point a few grains heavier than the broadhead works best. That is because a large broadhead will have more wind resistance and act like a heavier head. My Zwickey's are about 140 grains and I tune using 150 grain field tip.

If you do like to shoot groups (So do I), you can set up a cheep 2 or 3" wide foam target in front of your block target at least an arrows length away. Then when you have a pass through, the FOB will pop off (undamaged for re-use) and you can try and for shoot the same hole. Those ballistic peel and stick gun targets make for a good spot indicator. They turn from black to green when you make a hit.

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Hey Paul welcome to the otherside.
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:38 PM   #48
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Thanks for the welcome!

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Welcome Paul!

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I wouldn't mind tryin em?...
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Let's see how much interest there is here.......If I get enough folks talking about these gizmo's I would be glad to send some samples out to a few of you to try and give an honest evaluation.
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Let's see how much interest there is here.......If I get enough folks talking about these gizmo's I would be glad to send some samples out to a few of you to try and give an honest evaluation.
you said the Magic word I am sure if you start a thread and ask who would like to try them you'll get plenty of response...
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Let's see how much interest there is here.......If I get enough folks talking about these gizmo's I would be glad to send some samples out to a few of you to try and give an honest evaluation.
I'll give em a try.....
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Let's see how much interest there is here.......If I get enough folks talking about these gizmo's I would be glad to send some samples out to a few of you to try and give an honest evaluation.
Sounds like another giveaway contest!!!
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Let me show off the very first FOB-O-Gator!

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Nice FOB-O-Gator!

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you said the Magic word I am sure if you start a thread and ask who would like to try them you'll get plenty of response...
I am thinking it would be best to continue with this thread?? The folks here have already been talking about the FOB. If I start a new thread "free FOBs" Things may get out of hand...I only want folks serious about giving them a fair try not just wanting free stuff.

What do you guys think???
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I am thinking it would be best to continue with this thread?? The folks here have already been talking about the FOB. If I start a new thread "free FOBs" Things may get out of hand...I only want folks serious about giving them a fair try not just wanting free stuff.

What do you guys think???
Let the forum decide....
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Let the forum decide....
huh?.......
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Did you read the quote JC... He's wanting opinions on whether he should sart a new thread to give some samples out or should he continue in this thread.... Get with it man...
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I think it should be 3 FOBS to the 10 HIGHEST posters.......

and only if they are NON WB shooters.....

and they have to do a review........

what do you think guys????
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I think it should be 3 FOBS to the 10 HIGHEST posters.......

and only if they are NON WB shooters.....

and they have to do a review........

what do you think guys????
I like that idea.....
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I think it should be 3 FOBS to the 10 HIGHEST posters.......

and only if they are NON WB shooters.....

and they have to do a review........

what do you think guys????
me no likey cuz I aint in the 10 highest posters.......
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JC how far behind are you?...
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You gotta be close, but besides, you dont shoot right now.....
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JC how far behind are you?...
I don't know. I think I was 15 or 16 on the list that was posted the other day......
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Open a new post and have people pick a number between 1 - 100, leave it open until Sunday 23:59 then give them to the 10 nearest to his number.
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Never mind. I just checked and I've cracked the top 10.........
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whining is never useless if it gets you what you want..........
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what did it get you this time???

you were allready in......
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you were allready in......
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I was going to try them but I thought the guy at the counter said I would be flogged. Thought it would hurt so I didnt.
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I think it should be 3 FOBS to the 10 HIGHEST posters.......

and only if they are NON WB shooters.....

and they have to do a review........

what do you think guys????
The 3 highest posters???? Don't confuse your post count with the ability to write a comprehensive review..... If anything it shows you are on the computer too much to shoot the things.....
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The 3 highest posters???? Don't confuse your post count with the ability to write a comprehensive review..... If anything it shows you are on the computer too much to shoot the things.....

do you ever READ a POST ????

10 HIGHEST POSTERS

get

3 FOBS

each.........

and you havent shot a bow in how many months???

I had hand surgery and will still out shoot you anyday of the week.......
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This is kind of fun........

Lets let this go for a few more days and I will announce how to get some free stuff.

Does anyone have any questions about if their set up will work with FOBs?

As a general rule as long as you have a good drop rest set to fall quick and use a string loop (or double jaw release) you should be good to go.

Let me here what rests and arrows you guys are using.....

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Paul you are the man, FOB's are awesome, the FOB-O-GATOR IS SWEET.
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dkoutdoors,

Thought you may get a kick out of this,

I just talked with a FOB staff shooter who shot a perfect 300 30x (in competition) a few days ago with standard off the shelf arrows.

I think indoor may see some FOB action this year!
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On a seriuos note I have never tryed a fob. How do they stay on the shaft?

I shoot a ripcord rest, axis arrows for hunting, acc's for 3-d.

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