Ripcord Arrow Rests
works half the time
I have two problems with this rest:
1. The rest does not fall all the time. When you lock it in the up position to hold the arrow in place when i fire it does not drop. I screwed up two arrows that way. I talked to a couple of different pro shops and they say alot of people have had the same problem. I wish i knew that before spending that kind of money on it.
2. With cock fletching up i continue to get contact with the rest on my left fletching. I have moved the rest and string loop a few times and nothing seems to work. I don't know if my Hoyt is shooting to fast and the rest isn't dropping fast enough.
I will continue to use it the rest of the season, just won't lock the rest up. It still works ok if you don't do that. My advice is to look at the Drop Zone or th Ultra. I have friends that use them and no issues.
November 5, 2008
Bought this to replace a whisker bisquit and glad I did. I have read some reviews saying it didn't drop fast enough for some bows but it works well on the new Stinger 3G. Would have given it five stars had it not been for two issues.
First is the containment arm. The screw holding it on would continuiously manage to work itself loose and the arm itself is made of flimsy plastic which eventually broke after two weeks.
Called the company that makes them and they without any question sent replacements free of charge.
Secondly, it makes a clicking noise at random times when drawing back.
Not to concern though knowing the guys at Bass Pro will take care of it if somethings wrong.
November 26, 2011
Wish I Could Trade It In
Well, I spent one season hunting with the Ripcord and must say that I'm going to take it off of my bow and buy a QAD Ultra Hunter. Go ahead and spend the extra $50 and you won't be sorry. The Ripcord is great if you are going from a Whisker Biscuit or older model non-capture rest, but the first time you draw on a deer, and have to let down, and the prongs drop and your arrow falls off, you will wish you hadn't purchased it. I just bought a QAD Hunter for my backup bow and I'm impressed. It is only mildly noisy (what do you expect with their low end model), but the arrow stays contained, even on a let down.
February 2, 2010
Good, but flawed
This rest is very good, I just had one problem. I shoot with my cock vane up, and I use the 2" blazer vanes. My arrows were moving so fast that they were catching the plastic arm that keeps the arrow in place. It sheared the vane right off my arrow. Once I removed the arm from the rest, it worked perfectly.
October 18, 2007