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LEACHES, WHISKERS, OR LIMB SAVERS???

Old 09-07-2004, 08:21 PM
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Are you looking for speed or quietness? thats the question .
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Correct me if I'm wrong guys.............

Limbsavers = unnoticable
Leeches = 1-3 fps
Whiskers = 3-10 fps (depending on how they're trimmed and where they're put on the string)
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Old 09-07-2004, 09:07 PM
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Really I want to quiet the bow, while not hurting the speed too much.
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Old 09-07-2004, 09:13 PM
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I shoot puffs. Full size. How much is that costing me in speed?
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Old 09-07-2004, 10:06 PM
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Try some String Bats. This one has over 2500 shots on it.

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Old 09-08-2004, 05:25 AM
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I love how the String Leeches quiet my recurve ,
but I can't keep them on unless I tie them on , they also break easily . Back to cat whiskers .
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:06 AM
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Definitely limbsavers...and I currently prefer leeches....and you might as well throw on the cable guard dampener and a modular or enhancer 2000 stabilizer instead of the doinker.

Oh, and I found a nice little way to keep the leeches in the string is to use a rubber eliminator button instead of serving them in. I only started trying this recently so I cannot comment on the durability of the e-button/leech combo.

Hope this helps.
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:20 AM
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One thing I do, that is very effective, is to eliminate any metal to metal contact from accessories. I put moleskin between the riser and rest, sight, no-peep. Vibration from the riser can very easily travel through the accessories, and some of them will great;u amplify the noise. Depending on the accessory, it can really pay dividends to eliminate any metal to metal contact.
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Old 09-08-2004, 06:32 AM
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Jason N--What arrow rest do you use with your FX? I use the Quiktune 1000.
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A note about the Leeches not being durable: I can't keep them in my string for any more than about 700 shots. So, since my target doesn't jump the string I don't put them in until about a week before season. I have not noticed any tuning problems or any changes to the tune after installing any of the SVL products. As far as the good old cat whiskers go.....I tried them years ago when that was the about the only good choice(whiskers, puff balls, etc.) and I haven't used them since the Leeches came about. I never thought they worked very good at all, but I haven't ever shot them on this particular bow. If you go with Leeches I suggest putting them as close to the axles as possible, that's where they've given me the best performance while still greatly reducing noise.
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Old 09-08-2004, 09:28 AM
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Those string puffs are pretty badd...performance and speed. I've seen in a fall broadhead league those puffs fill up with water and cause an arrow to hit extremely low even at 20 yards.
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Old 09-08-2004, 04:17 PM
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700 shots? If that's the case, I'll gladly put them on. I don't shoot leagues so 700 shots for me is a lot.

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