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Old 08-10-2005, 01:57 PM
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Has anyone of you ever used or know someone who has used one of those bow blinds. They are camo umbrellas that mount in your sabilizer hole and have a hole in 'em to see/shoot through. They look like a pretty neat idea to conseal your draw. Anyone?
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Old 08-11-2005, 07:35 AM
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I don't have that particular one , but I got busted by two does last year while hunkered down behind a similar product , and it was a foggy morning . Note to self: Shower before hunting next time ...

I have to think that having something that heavy hanging from your bow could alter your shooting form adversely .
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Old 08-11-2005, 12:32 PM
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They claim it's really light. It only measures like 36". They claim it actual work like a sabilizer and reduced shock/vibration. Just don't know any one who has used one. Any one know who makes it? Or where to get/look at one?
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:49 AM
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It's a relatively new product , I only saw it once just before season last year , haven't seen one outside of this site though .

Acts like a stabilizer ? Pffftttt ! I didn't see anything on it that looked like it could absorb or dissipate vibration . It reminds me of the one I have , a Port-A-Roof , and neither of them have any vibe blocking capability . There's nothing on the shaft that looks like a shock absorber of any kind . Weight isn't the only consideration either , what about wind ? My Sims Modular won't act like a sail when the wind kicks up , that thing will , and it will wait for the worst possible moment to do it .
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:59 PM
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I have not used one personally but I would have a hard time believing all of their claims without giving one a thorough workout. Drawing on a tom or buck typically involves movement with more than just the bow arm. That movement would be transferred right into the blind. Bush-looking or not, that movement is going to catch game's attention and potentially spook it.

As for it acting as a noise and vibration reduction device....it is lightweight and just an attachment to allow the umbrella section to open up then I don't see how it could do it. If the handle had some Sims Navcom material installed inside of it or was free floating like a doinker then maybe but without either of those I would be hard pressed to believe noise and vibration reduction.

Sorry for being the pessimist but they are just my thoughts.
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Old 09-08-2005, 05:20 PM
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There is one called Adavanish:
http://www.triplecrownoutdoor.com/

I have one and plan totry it out this year. Idid practice with it a few times last year and found if its windy it can be difficult to hold the bow steady. I also would like it a little better if it was more rigid, with all the moveable parts(it folds down to one of those small umb's) there seems to be some slop when its fully extended. I do like the concept.
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Old 09-11-2005, 04:52 PM
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