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Do they really make that much difference?

Old 08-02-2008, 10:48 PM
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Default Do they really make that much difference?

Does adding a STS string stop or any other string stop worth the money spent? The reason I'm asking is I was thinking of buying one to put on my Buckskin. But will it take away that kick I feel at the end of each shot? Do these gadgets harm the string where contact is made? Is the STS the best on out there? And which mount would be best for my Buckskin, front, or side mount? Advice/opinions appreciated!
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Old 08-03-2008, 05:26 AM
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Default RE: Do they really make that much difference?

A string stop prevents string travel past brace height and makes the bow quieter.
I have a string stop on my bow and always will.
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Old 08-03-2008, 07:43 AM
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There are an awful lot of gimmiks out there, but the STS ain't one of 'em. They are absolutely incredible. Your Buckskin will need a front mount. Just head to your shop, they should let you install and shoot it before you buy it. But beware, if you shoot do, you will buy it. It won't completely take away that "kick" you feel, but it will be significantly better.

Just serve the string where it comes in contact w/ the stopper, and your string will be fine.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:55 AM
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They work. If your bow is fairly quiet to begin with, like mine is, you can usually get rid of silencers on the string as well.
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Old 08-03-2008, 11:41 AM
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With some bows a side benefit is more speed. However, this is not the case with all.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:36 PM
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Not a gadget...They work! I would steer clear of the V- Shaped ones. Like the ones that come std on Bowtechs. These tend to slap and rotate the string and you'll have problems with peep alignment.As alot of guy's know ......the more item's you put on a string.....the slower your arrow speed will be.I to have ditched the string silencers in favor of the STS.

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:44 PM
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I have owned STS's and MeanV CSS's and after putting them on many different bows I have come to the conclusion that it all depends on the bow. On my old SQ2 it made a world of difference, on my Drenalin last year it made a slight difference. On my Drenalin LD this year I took it off and sold it because it actually made my bow louder.
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