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Old 05-20-2005, 04:05 PM
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my parker phoenix came with string leeches on it. Are tehy worth the speed lost? Should i take em off or keep em on
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Old 05-20-2005, 05:43 PM
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What speed loss they claim its only 1-2 fps that is not even noticable
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Old 05-20-2005, 10:04 PM
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It's more like 6-8fps... and I would take them off... or wait till they start falling apart and then take them off. And replace them w/ golf ball sized cat whiskers.. you'll have less speed loss.. and they will quiet your bow better... and not fall apart.
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Old 05-21-2005, 04:14 AM
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I'm gonna have to go with the 1-2fps loss myself, at least on my bows and my chrony.

Leave them on and replace them with more when they fall off or try the newer version made for cross bows- IMHO.

Definately worth the speed loss, if they stay on for a reasonable amount of time.
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Old 05-21-2005, 08:57 AM
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Take the bottom leech off,leave only the leech on the top(just below the cam) and you will get the same string silence with no speed loss.Try it,it works...Bob
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Old 05-21-2005, 09:05 AM
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Good point trestand. Whichever leech rips up first is the one taking the brunt of the string oscillation. Replace that one, it didn't get ripped up first for no reason.
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Old 05-21-2005, 09:27 AM
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I put a set of the crossbow leaches on my Allegiance and they are holding up extremely well to my surprise. I think the speed loss is mostly unnoticable for the most part. Too many people fret of losing 5 or 6 fps. I for one have not noticed any difference is arrow drop when the speed difference is that low. I am currently shooting arrows with Blazers and some with 3" AAE vanes with wraps. The arrow weight difference is about 10 grains or so. They shoot the same group.
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Old 05-21-2005, 07:52 PM
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They are definatly worth replacing or if fps is your concern replace your leaches with Top Gun Archery's String Chubs. Minimal to no speed loss, just as good if not better vib. control.
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Old 05-21-2005, 10:23 PM
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I havnt noticed any FPS loss. I used whiskers forever, but leaches went on sale at the store i work at so i bought 3 packs a year ago and only had to replace them once. I really like them, but im not partial to them.
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Old 05-22-2005, 06:55 AM
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You guys are some thinking guys. Lots of food for thought here.
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