Quality Archery Designs Ultra-Rest Pro HD Drop-Away Arrow Rest
I had a Whisker Biscuit on my Bear Lights Out bow and it was fairly accurate but I had a friend who put this rest on his Bowtech 82nd Airborne bow and he couldn't say enough good things about it. So, I bought it and my groups IMMEDIATELY tightened up ALOT!! The first time I shot it, I consistently had 3 shot groups that all 3 arrows were touching at 20 yds. My 30 yard 5-arrow groups went from an average of 6 in. diameter to 3.5 in diameter. I am EXTREMELY pleased with it and would recommend it if you want to tighten up your shot grouping!
January 8, 2011
Good Rest, but Base Model is Just as Good.
Excellent in all categories. I have used other rests frequently. I also have used the entry level of the QAD. Now that I have had this one since last spring through this fall, I have three aspects to note. I see slight contact with the rest, but it has not impacted performance. I hear the spring make a slight noise on cold mornings/evenings when I load the arrow. I don't hear much difference with the harmonic dampener. So, I would save money and use the base model.
January 2, 2011
The perfect rest
Before buying this rest, I bought the Ripcord Arrow rest. In this review I will address both for comparison, though my rating here is for the QAD Ultra Rest Pro HD:
The reason I got the Ripcord Arrow Rest and not the QAD was because of a bad recommendation I got about the QAD from my bow dealer, and because of reviews I read complaining about how people cannot get the fletching to clear the rest.
Buying the Ripcord was a $130 mistake (I live in Canada where BPS charges 30% more in Canadian dollars compared to USD prices) which I am sorry I made, as I lost the box or it and cannot return it for refund. The Ripcord is noisy (rather audible slap when it releases, as it bangs on the brace - I am using a Bowtech SWAT bow). It is made of flimsy plastic - espacially the top bracket that goes over the rest and the arrow.
Despite all the horror stories, I got the QAD on the bow and set to fire cleanly (no fletch contact) in about 20 minutes without watching the DVD. Perhaps less technical people will need to watch it, but I didn't. The installation and setup were really straight-forward, and the rest performs perfectly. Setting it properly allows for no fletch contact, and yet - unlike the Ripcord, no slapping on the brace, and completely silent release.
I am VERY happy with this rest - QAD: You get perfect marks from me. Now if I could only figure out how to get rid of the Ripcord one...
December 20, 2010
this rest is the best rest i have ever used, plain and simple. it combines the best of drop away and capture arrow rest to provide in my opinion an amazing product.
November 12, 2010