When I first got my bow (used) previous owner had leeches installed. I opted to swap those out for Whiskers. I know there is a monster debate on which is more effective and which will provide the smaller loss in string speed. This got me to poking around and thinking about what is out there. Came across a post on AT where someone said for Solo Cams, like mine, you would only need 1 whisker at the bottom. Would that be true? I currently have a top and bottom tied in.
This then got me thinking about the Monkey Tails that Mathews uses with their bows. They run a solo tail on the string at the bottom and then a pair top/bottom on the split cable.
A friend shoots the Z7 with tails right now and he really likes them. They seem super easy to install since they just wrap around the string in place of splitting them. I think the benefit to that vs the traditional leech is if it were to break/cut/whatever - you wouldn't need to press the bow to get it out. Just unwrap it and put another on.
I guess what this is coming down to is, if you can effectively keep the string noise down while not losing much speed would you do that? With the whisker, if I were to remove the top set and still keep good noise reduction, might be able to pick up a little more speed, though in the grand scheme of things, it probably wouldn't be noticeable, you never know I guess.