What if my fletching is hitting my drop-away rest?

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What if my fletching is hitting my drop-away rest?

Postby edersbow.com on Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:19 pm

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Question:
What if my fletching is hitting my drop-away rest?

Answer
There are many times when an archer's drop-away is functioning perfectly but their fletching may be making contact with their rest anyway. Often this can be a function of not having level nock-travel or having your nock too low. Try to move your nocking point up if this is happening to you.

For more info see this slow motion video. We don't know who made it, but it sure is a helpful and we're thankful for it.



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Re: What if my fletching is hitting my drop-away rest?

Postby Jason on Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:34 pm

In the case of a drop away brought up by a cord attached to the cable, it is also possible that the cord has slipped and is not bringing the drop away up high enough, thus leaving the launching point too low.
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Re: What if my fletching is hitting my drop-away rest?

Postby GregE on Wed Jul 08, 2009 4:44 pm

Len in MD reported several years ago that many rests actually rebound off the riser and hit the fletch. This was the reason I got rid of the NAP. QT 4000- I just couldn't get good consistant clearance. It was reported to be one of the worst ones as the launcher arm assembly is quite heavy.

The SVL super slo motion videos show this rebound quite clearly. Dampening the contact point and rotating the fletch for maximum clearance are helpful. Raising the nock point may be needed also as well as adjusting the cable to change the drop timing.

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Re: What if my fletching is hitting my drop-away rest?

Postby GregE on Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:10 pm

Hmmmmmm I've seen one recently that focuses on the NAP QT fall away rest... but the vertical string decelerator /dampner clip show the Limbsaver rest bouncing a bit ( watch for the arm that the cable is tied to ) but it drops back down before the fletch passes. I suspect all rests bounce some- timing and the amount of bounce is key.
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