View Full Version : Goin for broke another question

08-15-2011, 04:28 PM
Hey again ,,since i am old school , my prong rest is up for possible replacement , question is what is the best no frills have the need to mess with every other day rest ? I have heard about the whiskers slowin u down and i am not to sure about going thru all the set up on a drop away , trying to get it right, any advise?

Hutch~n~Son Archery
08-15-2011, 04:36 PM
Hey polaris754, Look at a Bodoodle zapper 300. It is a great rest, for the price no frills, no playing around set it up and shoot.


08-15-2011, 05:03 PM
Code Red.....................:cool:

Hutch~n~Son Archery
08-15-2011, 05:09 PM
Code Red.....................:cool:Speedy he doesn't want to deal with a drop away.


08-15-2011, 05:16 PM
drop aways are easy to tune. where did they get the rep of being a PITA? ive got an NAP quicktune 800 that i threw on the Mace. but that thing is coming off soon to be replace by my trusty old Trophy Taker.

08-15-2011, 06:19 PM
shot a biscuit for years and never had a problem with it or speed. use QAD ultra rest now, but its a drop away (had shop set it up, no problems with it, easy to use). could try a tri van from mid atlantic archery.

08-15-2011, 08:20 PM
The Whiskers AT MOST will slow you down 2fps .... nothing noticeable nor worth mentioning. It's a decent rest BUT they have a downfall ... they will eventually cause the vanes to ripple but that will be after many shots. The other downfall is in the cold weather, they will freeze up if moisture gets on them and silicone spray can combat this alittle. I prefer something more like a NAP Quicktune 360 capture rest. Not too bad a price from $40-$50, easy to tune and best part is, no vane contact. The Octane Hostage rest is also a good one ... same kind of rest as the NAP 360 but has bristles on the bottom as well. Just my two cents. (Maybe worth less in this economy ... :) :) :) )

I personally use the QAD HD Pro Hunter drop away on my main bow but I use the Octane Hostage on my other bows.

Simple Life
08-16-2011, 02:15 AM
Whisker Biscuit-speed lost will not be noticeable.I shoot one for 2 yrs and no problems with fletching--duravanes and blazers.You want a no frills rest and something never to have to worry about after set up,buy a Biscuit.

08-16-2011, 04:17 AM
I have the octane hostage and it works fine for me. It has the brushes to hold the arrow in and all three vanes clear through the gaps. They even have hostage rests that the bristles fall away not sure which one it is though off the top of my head.

08-16-2011, 05:33 AM
For no frills and no messing with it kinda rest I dont think you can beat a biscuit. Like everyone else said the speed you loose is very little. My buddy went from biscuit to drow away and only lost 1 fps. I havent hunted with them so I dont know about cold weather, but once you pop it on and get it aligned your done. Quiet on the draw, arrow wont pop off, I dont think they can be beat if you dont want to switch to a drop away. I shoot a qad ultra now, but it came on the bow pre set up, so I dont know if they are a pain to deal with.

08-16-2011, 06:36 AM
If wanting another prong style rest, the QuikTune 3000 by NAP is darn good one. I only have 3 or 4. ;)

X2 on the NAP Quiktune 3000 rest, very easy to set up and tune, the 1000 was'nt bad either.

08-16-2011, 09:04 AM
I had a nap quicktune 360 rest in my cheetah, and it was hands down one I'd the easiest to tune.... had better left. Right. Up. And down increments for adjustment than many rests I've seen. I opted away from it for a Qad drop away cuz i got talked into one, but the nap was far easier to tune for me, and it has zero vane contact as well!

08-16-2011, 10:31 AM
I shoot a biscuit,and tri- van. The biscuit hasn't bothered my blazers at all,is quiet and a few fps slower than the tri-van. It is by far the simplest. I haven't had mine freeze up in the winter. Haven't used the other in winter. I switched from a QAD,which was simple as well,but a little louder on the draw. I'm torn between the 2 on my new pantera. Can't go wrong with either.

08-16-2011, 11:53 AM
The Original Trophy Taker Drop Away is serious old school, and the Shakey Hunter by Trophy Taker both changed the game when it came to rests. As a strictly hunting solution the Biscuit has it's advantages, but for all around the drop away's have a lot going for them.

Drop Away's are worth doing the background research. I looked up the Trophy Taker and learned a lot about Dan Evans and Elk Hunting. I have a Trophy Taker Original with a Martin lock up mount. Love it and I love simplicity.

Now days every rest company has a dependable drop away solution. Getting rid of arrow and fletch contact is a serious step forward. If you are going to get a new rest I would say take the opportunity to thoroughly research and consider the alternatives. Drop Away's create a lot of fletching options whereas the Biscuit limits your options. Whatever you decide, do it after a serious consideration of the options.

Smarten Up and Martin Up

08-16-2011, 02:20 PM
I havent made decisions yet but that bo dodlle thing looks like it might be the one to consider I will keep u folks up dated

08-16-2011, 04:52 PM
I've had no problems tuning a drop-away rest. I've got both the Trophy Taker Xtreme containment, and an NAP Apache. Both are very similar, and both are extremely easy to set up and tune. I use a biscuit for a few years, but I wasn't a big fan of it. A little noisy for me, and the bristles tended to wear out too fast. Then they changed the design, and the new replacement bristles wouldn't fit the old rests. I switched to the drop-aways, and haven't looked back.