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Fall away vs. Whisker Biscuit

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.

Opinions?

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Good thread, I have a WB and

Good thread, I have a WB and was thinking of switching, i just wanna see some opions on both.

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I have only had my bow for 3

I have only had my bow for 3 years... never used a WB

I have a fall away, arrow stays put just fine.  If you walk around with it nocked it can fall off, but easy enough to loop an index finger over the rest.

I don't know how accurate it is, but I was told when I bought my Bowtech that WB will alter flight path, reduce air speed, etc.  But as I said, never used one.

Probably the biggest down side to a fall away is that it has mechanical components that could fail... nothing sucks worse than having a useless weapon when that 7 point wanders into range!!

That being said I have never had an issue with mine.  Trophy Ridge, dont' remember the model.

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I can tell you I have shot

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.

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my favorite is

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.

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my wife has the hostage rest,

my wife has the hostage rest, its kinda like the 360, it holds the arrow very good its just cheap plastic though

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I have heard that WB's are

I have heard that WB's are pretty hard on fletchings. I've never owned one though so I don't know for sure.

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I have heard that WB's are

I have heard that WB's are pretty hard on fletchings. I've never owned one though so I don't know for sure.

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I used a WB all of last year

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.

Just my 2 cents

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Thanks all.....

Thanks all.....

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The whisker biscuit is a

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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