What are your preferences? I currently have the WB, but alot of guys tell me the drop away allows for a more true shot. However, I am curious about how well the arrow stays on the rest when drawing back.
I can tell you I have shot both and like both. But I do like my fall away better. I use the new Code Red from Ripcord and it is awesome. I like the WB for its full containment, but I have yet to have an arrow fall off my Code Red.
I am shooting the new 360 rest put out by NAP. it holds the arrow like the WB in 3 places and the arrow will not fall off. It does not touch the veins any where in release therefore it can not alter the flight pattern or slow down the arrow. I looked at them all and decided this was the best of both worlds.
I used a WB all of last year and do like them. But if you shoot a lot the hairs wear out and have to be replaced a couple of times a year. So this year I went to a NAP quicktune 1000. It is not a total fall away but it shoots great. WB's as far as I saw didn't hurt fletching. And I shot 4" to Blazers thru it. The WB will slow your speed down a bit cause all of your fletching is being touched as the arrow goes thru.
The whisker biscuit is a simple but effective rest. My experience is that it is hard on the fletching, holds the arrow securely and is very easy to tune. I have read that it reduces arrow speed by about 5 fps. Now with all that said, I have drop aways on my bows now. The arrow stays in place pretty well and I like that the arrow is not contacting anything once I release it. Not sure if my accuracy is better, but i like removing any variables so I have gone wiht the drop away. Of course, it has more moving parts so more things can go wrong with it.
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