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LEACHES, WHISKERS, OR LIMB SAVERS???

Old 09-07-2004, 01:19 PM
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Default LEACHES, WHISKERS, OR LIMB SAVERS???

I've got a Mathews FX and want to quiet the bow during a shot. What would be the best and most reliable way of doing so?

I do have a Doinker stabilizer on it for shock dampening.

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Old 09-07-2004, 01:22 PM
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Default RE: LEACHES, WHISKERS, OR LIMB SAVERS???

If the bow does not have limb savers put them on.
As to leeches or cats whiskers thats personal preference some prefer the leeches I prefer cats whiskers.
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Old 09-07-2004, 01:43 PM
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To quiet down my FX I put on Limb Savers, Leeches on string and cables, and a cable gaurd dampener. It's quiet as a mouse now.
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Old 09-07-2004, 01:50 PM
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Judging from this board's history, I think you'll get a consensus on the Limb Savers. They work very well. The Leech/Whisker debate is a little more even. It's split by those who can't keep Leeches on their string and those who can.

Personally, I like the performance and look of Leeches but I haven't had alot of luck in retaining them. They tear off in a few hundred shots.

Whiskers are cheap, but harder to put on. They can be made to perform similarly to leeches if you trim them down to half-dollar size and position them correctly on the string.

If you don't mind potentially throwing away ten bucks on Leeches, then I'd try them first.
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Old 09-07-2004, 03:05 PM
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In my experience you when you put the limb savers on there is a noticable differance. Then, if you add the cat whiskers as well there is just as noticable of a differance. They seem to work well together for the ultimate in quiet.
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Old 09-07-2004, 03:10 PM
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Default RE: LEACHES, WHISKERS, OR LIMB SAVERS???

Limbsavers are definitely worth it for dampening noise and vibration. I was using the leeches but switched to catwhiskers........they work great, are cheaper, and will outlast the leeches in my opinion.
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Old 09-07-2004, 04:06 PM
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How much does the additions of Limb Saver, Leaches effect the speed and/or performance of the arrow? Will I have to adjust my sights very much? I still have a few weeks before I can get into the woods, so I'm tuning up and tuning in now.

Thanks for the replies!!!!

Todd

Jason N--What arrow rest do you use with your FX? I use the Quiktune 1000.
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Old 09-07-2004, 04:34 PM
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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, 05:59 PM
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Wow, if that is the only difference in speed using leaches and the limbsavers, I'm definitely going to put them on. Thanks again!
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Old 09-07-2004, 08:19 PM
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Cat whiskers, hands down .
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