Wisker Biscuit vs. Speed

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by phillip, May 3, 2008.

  1. phillip

    phillip Hog wild

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    Hey, how's everyone?
    Have any of you folks ever shot with a WB and then switched to another rest? and if you did how much speed did you gain?
    I started shooting a year ago and started with a wb and thats all I've ever used, just wondering if i could gain a little speed with a drop away or somthing like that.
    Any input from u folks would help a fellow.:wave:
     
  2. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    I dont think you would gain much. 2-3 fps maybe. a properly set-up dropaway would add alot to the forgiveness of the bow, though.
     

  3. phillip

    phillip Hog wild

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    Thanks J.C. for the input, like i said I've only used a wb but if a dropaway helps with forgiveness thats a big plus.
     
  4. Wheely

    Wheely Wheely Threads

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    I think you should try it and see if you gain any speed :wave:
    It just does not make sense to me that a WB doesn't slow your arrow down. :noidea:
     
  5. Maybee-R

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    J.C. Is correct I tested both and only found about 4 fps difference. I didnt check the new designed ones that have three bristles instead of the full circle.
     
  6. trussoni

    trussoni Ninja Fighting Fool

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    mines faster without the wb, i love the rest i bought it still has the advantage of the containmant system but it doubles as a fall away.
     
  7. pred8er

    pred8er He who eats fuzzy animals

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    I shot a WB before I switched to a Trophy Taker. I only gained a few FPS, but the bow shot better. I think it had something to do with the fact that a dropaway imparts no influences at the moment of the shot.
     
  8. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I only gained 3 fps when I switched from the WB.
     
  9. trussoni

    trussoni Ninja Fighting Fool

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    i know you dont gain a lot in speed
     
  10. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Yep...only about 3fps.:D
     
  11. archer1983

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    Ditto this.
     
  12. TEN RING

    TEN RING ONE SHOT ONE KILL

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    I would take a fall away rest over a whisker biscuit any day no fletching interferance for one I can not see how anyone would even use a whisker biscuit any way you look at it you have fletching interferance:deadhorse:
     
  13. I use it because I hunt by using the stalking method not the sit and wait method, and there is no way I would trust my arrow to any other type of arrow rest other then the WB. For shooting at targets in a controlled enviroment then I can see no real need for using the WB, but for stalking you can't beat it. If you tune everything right then the fletching issue is a no issue, you just have to be willing to take the time to tune it right
     
  14. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Have you ever tried a WB??:noidea:
     
  15. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    I used to use a WB and there are clearly pros and cons.
    Pros are that it's full capture and nice for hunting. Very simple design. I also did not find it hard to tune at all. No moving parts like springs, bearings, launcher and such. That is a big plus for hunting.

    Cons is that it's tough on fletching. You WILL tear up vanes eventually, not doubt about it. I imagine that you lose a bit of speed with it but I cannot imagine that it's a significant amount. You also cannot use quickspin vanes with a WB. You'll tear them up. Been there, done that.

    When I sold my WB and went to a drop away I also switched to feathers instead of vanes. A bit better FOC and a bit lighter arrow. Feathers have their cons too, like they are a PITA to put on...

    WB's are good rests though, especially for hunting and, in particular, stalking.

    There are some drop aways now that are full containment although I don't use one of those... Yet...

    Ron