Ripcord Arrow Rests
I've shot well over 1000 arrows using this rest on my Captain and it's still going strong, it's better if a pro shop help you install it , but if you want to do it yourself that's cool too. Be prepared to buy more arrows due to all the robin hoods that's going to result after installation. You're going to have to re adjust your shots to different parts of the target cause telling from experience, it's going to get super tight in the 10 ring after putting this rest on! Oh another thing, make sure you maintain the rest by putting a drop of oil on the base of of the mechanism every now and then, you'll know what I mean after you get it! Good Hunting!
March 2, 2010
great consistent shooting
The ripcord arrow rest was easy to set up and took little adjusting before getting it fully operational. I got this rest to improve the consistency of shot placement and to get tighter more accurate groups. The arrow rest helped me accomplish all that and was a major improvement from the stock arrow rest my bow came with. However, the top containment bar did come loose as it is designed as an optional piece. That resulted in damage to the red cloth in the center of the arrow rest and a poor shot as well. Although I was annoyed by it and am now more cognizant of whether or not is completely secured I can't say it would cause it to rate a lower review.
December 30, 2013
I currently use this rest on my Hoyt Vectrix and I must say that it is a great piece of equipment for any bow hunter. The timing is absolutely perfect and the arrow flight is unhindered. If you shot Hoyt or any other bow I would recommend this product.
August 28, 2007
I've had the rest mounted on a Bowtech Liberty for 2 seasons w/no problems. This year I added a new string. After about 6 arrows the laucher failed to drop, subsequently tearing it off. I run my release cord thru a the anchor point on a Sim's cableslide. It's never been an issue. The people at Ripcord say it's a big no no. You have to serve in the release cord BELOW the rest w/either the little football or direct serve. They are sending me a new laucher free of charge. With out a back up, I'm looking at 4-5 days down. Not good right in the middle of the season. (For whatever reason the local pro shops to not carry replacement launchers). I like drop-away's and prefer the Ripcord, but there is something to be said about the simplicity of a Whisker. You decide.
November 15, 2008