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carl365
07-19-2013, 03:15 PM
Their website is useless explaining what and how they work. Do you drill a hole in your limbs and attach them? :confused:

Carl

Ehunter
07-19-2013, 05:02 PM
They have several different styles, depending on what type of limbs you have. NONE of them require drilling of any kind. For solid limbs, they have adhesive "rubber" bumpers that dampen the vibrations when placed on the limbs, usually on the inside. For split limbs, they have several different types that either pressure fit between the limbs, or screw together between the limbs. Basically all of them are a rubbery material that absorbs vibrations and quiets limb noise. Personally, I think they work very well and have them on all of my bows in one form or another.

Sonny Thomas
07-19-2013, 07:08 PM
What Ehunter noted. I have the bolt-on Limb Savers on my Hoyt MagnaTec and UltraTec, quad limbs of course. Not Limb Savers, but a copy, I have Bowjax Monsterjaxes on my Pearson TX4 (came from factory with). My Hoyt ProElite came factory with the limb Savers AlphaShox.

Work? Yes. I have a bolt-on limb saver on two of my Sure Loc sight frames. Take them off and you can hear just a tad bit of rattle. Put them back on and no rattle. Need to put one on my Sure Loc Supreme, but if the buzz/rattle bothers those I'm competing against I probably shouldn't ;)

Since the bows above I have not used limbs savers or their offshoot copies on either of my 3 Martin Shadowcats or my Pearson MarXman. That these bows perform so well I never gave thought of using them until now.... ain't nothing ever shook loose and can't feel vibration....

From years of uses; The bolt-on limb savers only last so long. The top or bottom will eventually break off. The AlphaShox will wear and begin to creep (hence, creepy crawlers, wiggle worms). The MonsterJax seem useless - can't see where they do anything.

One copy is called the ShockBlox or something like that. Anyone wants a pair, they are laying on the picnic table in my back yard. Those junk suckers make the weirdest noise.

Of limb saver string leaches and their copies, a waste of money for what I see.

carl365
07-19-2013, 08:50 PM
OK, got what they do, thanks. Looking at how much everything vibrates on the bow watching slo-mo vids, seems it's a good thing to reduce vibrations.

Are these green things limbsavers? I thought it was just a decoration like the cutesy things gals sometimes do.

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Spiker
07-20-2013, 06:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oboobD0qH1M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THcg-u2GlYo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c528_1xDhtg

carl365
07-20-2013, 08:18 AM
Thanks for the vids Spiker, great illustrations of limb vibration dampening.

Carl

typically8
07-20-2013, 12:36 PM
In my honest opinion, bow jax are the best at getting the vibration out. I replaced the stock stopper w/ a bow jax brand and there was a huge difference. Check them out.

carl365
07-20-2013, 03:37 PM
Thanks typically8, I'm having fun looking at all the dampers they sell. Come to think of it, I do cycling and seems a damper for bicycles may be a good idea!

Carl

Arrow Splitter
07-20-2013, 04:30 PM
Vibration dampeners for bow limbs work well. I use Limbsavers.

A.S

Sonny Thomas
07-20-2013, 05:40 PM
Not re-stocking, the shop is out of Limb Savers. So while in town I stopped at the largest archery shop in Fulton County. Guess what? No Limb Savers. Why? "Don't sell enough of them to carry them any more." And they didn't have any copies type either.

Spiker
07-22-2013, 08:30 AM
In my honest opinion, bow jax are the best at getting the vibration out. I replaced the stock stopper w/ a bow jax brand and there was a huge difference. Check them out.

Their new 'Revolutions' work amazingly well...
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WildWilt15
07-22-2013, 09:45 AM
i decked my bengal out in bowjax previous years ive used limbsavers. I notice a slight difference favoring limbsavers but not enough to switch back because i like the looks of the bowjax way better.