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Old 02-09-2015, 09:20 PM   #1
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Looking at this rest for a new (well new to me) bow I just picked up. It's a Switchback that I will be shooting in the mid to low 50's and probably be shooting ACC's.
Any pro's or con's on the rest??
I am all about keeping it simple and wonder about springs and strings on this rest.
Would like to shoot a Whisker Biscuit because of the simplicity and no moving parts, by I shoot helical vanes and wonder how these would get along with each other.
Anyone???
Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:27 PM   #2
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I have that rest on my creed and have had zero issues with it.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:35 PM   #3
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It's the top cable driven rest out there for a reason. Easy to install and set up. Just follow the instructions if you do it yourself for have a knowledgable bow tech install it. Not tying it in deep enough to get it started to avoid fletching contact is a common mistake.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:21 PM   #4
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My bows at Smithfields getting one installed and some other stuff done. No bad reviews that I've seen and everyone I've talked to shooting with one likes it. I'll know Thursday when I can get loose and pickup my bow.
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:09 AM   #5
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Get it. Only con, It's $100 and not more inexpensive. Like muddyfuzzy said, get a knowledgable tech to install it. I took my bow to a West Houston Archery and it was only $15 for installation and tuning time on their range. And they did a sweet job on setting the sucker up. I got tighter groups and whisper quiet!
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Old 02-10-2015, 05:40 AM   #6
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awesome rest! its worth the money. i havent had any issues with it at all.
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Old 02-10-2015, 06:40 AM   #7
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Looking at this rest for a new (well new to me) bow I just picked up. It's a Switchback that I will be shooting in the mid to low 50's and probably be shooting ACC's.
Any pro's or con's on the rest??
I am all about keeping it simple and wonder about springs and strings on this rest.
Would like to shoot a Whisker Biscuit because of the simplicity and no moving parts, by I shoot helical vanes and wonder how these would get along with each other.
Anyone???
Thanks in advance!
Can't say anything negative about QAD or WB. Only two rests I sell, and sell lots of both.
I shoot a WB myself, simply because of the simplicity, as you stated.
I shoot a bunch of helical with my Blazers, and there is no issues.
Trusting equipment is confidence, and I haven't developed enough trust in ANY fall-away rest to hunt with one yet.
I shoot a QAD a lot, but have more confidence in the WB for my hunting bows.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:14 AM   #8
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Never had any issues out of mine...lightweight and cradles arrow on the draw or if you have to letdown. Absolutely silent.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:24 AM   #9
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Roper or Stan the Man will get ya fixed up and shooting in know time and you will not have a single problem out of it unless your like me and shoot atleast a few thousand arrows thru it and wear it out!!!! The BEST thing about wearing it out is they are guranteed for life and you send the old one in and get a brand new one in exchange!!!! HOW'S THAT FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:30 AM   #10
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i've shot the limbdriver pro-v for the last few years, and, the original limbdriver before that. this past season, i bought the qad to see what the fuss was about. i'm assuming i had close to 1,000 arrows through it and had zero issues. easy to install, tune, etc. the only thing i would recommend is buying some replacement felt for the fork/arrow holder as multiple shots will require replacing it. sold rest IMO, and, i don't think you will have any issues. good luck !
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:31 AM   #11
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oh and ask Rhonda,Roper or Stan if they participate in the QAD dealer exchnge program incase you have any problems with it. If they do they'll give you one off the shelf and take your old one and mail it off for ya.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:39 AM   #12
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A tad bit tougher to time the release for someone who's never done it before. Great rest. I switched to a Limbdriver Pro-V when I cut the cord on my QAD on accident and rendered the rest useless. The limbdriver you can just tie any string to it and still use it.
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:52 AM   #13
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I'm probably on my sixth or seventh qad.

love it and never had an issue with any of them.
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:54 PM   #14
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A tad bit tougher to time the release for someone who's never done it before. Great rest. I switched to a Limbdriver Pro-V when I cut the cord on my QAD on accident and rendered the rest useless. The limbdriver you can just tie any string to it and still use it.
what QAD did you have? you can change out the string on the QAD in that instance. There is a set screw on the rest where the string goes into it. I know people that change out the black string to match their strings and accessories on their bows.

Sorry to hijack
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:55 PM   #15
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what QAD did you have? you can change out the string on the QAD in that instance. There is a set screw on the rest where the string goes into it. I know people that change out the black string to match their strings and accessories on their bows.

Sorry to hijack
I'm talking about in the field where you don't have access to another set string. My problem was not having a string with a small enough diameter to go inside that insert.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:12 PM   #16
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I have one on all 3 of my bows and they work perfectly. I highly recommend the QAD Ultra Rest
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:59 AM   #17
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Our local bow shop refused to put the QAD on my friends bow stating that it is not as good as ripcord. I bought it from him and put it on mine and it's worked great, I think they just have some deal with ripcord.
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:53 PM   #18
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I have been using them on all my bows for years and have never had a single problem.
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Old 02-22-2015, 02:35 PM   #19
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Our local bow shop refused to put the QAD on my friends bow stating that it is not as good as ripcord. I bought it from him and put it on mine and it's worked great, I think they just have some deal with ripcord.
That's ridiculous ... that said, a shop has to make a profit. QAD makes a great rest ... I've got a couple of them. You do need to replace the felt from time to time. And make sure you clean it well with alcohol before sticking the felt on or it will not adhere well and start to lift.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:35 PM   #20
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I have had several QAD's over the years and I have never had a function problem with any of them. I have had the felt come loose on one but no big deal. They are easy to set up and work very well.
Switchback is a very good old bow from Mathews. I still have one that is my backup bow right now and my league bow when I shoot league. Heavy rascal though.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:00 PM   #21
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I have the QAD HDX on my bow and love it
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:00 PM   #22
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I've had one on my last few bows, they all worked great.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:59 AM   #23
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Our local bow shop refused to put the QAD on my friends bow stating that it is not as good as ripcord. I bought it from him and put it on mine and it's worked great, I think they just have some deal with ripcord.
I think I would find a new bow shop. Refusing is only acceptable if it is a safety issue.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:05 AM   #24
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Love mine. Got my wife one too.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:54 PM   #25
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I have shot one on every bow I have owned for the last ~10 years or so. Never had a failure, never had an issue. They're easy to tune and work every time.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:04 PM   #26
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Great rest
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Old 03-02-2015, 10:08 PM   #27
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Only con I've ever seen with it is it doesn't have delayed fall away, which isn't really a big deal. They're no frills, they work, and they stay up on letdown, unlike a Ripcord.

I wish I had gone with one over my Axion Pulse to be quite honest.
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Old 03-04-2015, 11:11 AM   #28
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ive been shooting mine for about 2 years now, and have had no issues other than the letting the jackhole at BassPro install it.

Took it to Jon at Live Oak in Bryan, and he timed it right for me, and replaced the cord as well to match my bowstrings

the arrow containment on this rest is awesome to, especially if you wanna hang bat style from your tree stand!
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Old 03-06-2015, 04:34 PM   #29
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I shoot the QAD and it is the best rest I have ever used
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Old 03-06-2015, 04:37 PM   #30
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I've never had a problem my Ultra
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Old 09-30-2015, 01:40 PM   #31
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hate to bother you guys but maybe someone can help. I installed a qad ultra hdx rest. you mentioned in your post that you can mess up fletchings if you don't tie it deep enough. I set it up and feel like I have it right but no matter I and killin the fletchings. I tied it off to where the lines match up when I pull it back but it seems like it doesn't fall all the way down everytime. Not sure if I did it wrong or if it is the rest. I am sure it is me but if you have any advice I would really appreciate it.
thanks in advance, we don't have a legit bow shop around here, so I have to learn as I go.
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Old 09-30-2015, 02:02 PM   #32
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hate to bother you guys but maybe someone can help. I installed a qad ultra hdx rest. you mentioned in your post that you can mess up fletchings if you don't tie it deep enough. I set it up and feel like I have it right but no matter I and killin the fletchings. I tied it off to where the lines match up when I pull it back but it seems like it doesn't fall all the way down everytime. Not sure if I did it wrong or if it is the rest. I am sure it is me but if you have any advice I would really appreciate it.
thanks in advance, we don't have a legit bow shop around here, so I have to learn as I go.
if its not falling all the way, its sounds like its tied in wayy to tight. Lines will match up if it perfect or tight. Rest should come to full up position at the same time you hit the wall in your draw cycle.
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:05 PM   #33
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thanks for the feedback, much appreciated
I feel like I have loosened it and tightened it both ways and it never seems like it falls all the way. not sure if I don't have the timing right or what. but I can look at the rest after each shot and sometimes it falls all the way down and others its sitting up 1/4"

I will try and loosen and keep messing with it. if anyone else has any ideas let me know
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Old 09-30-2015, 03:14 PM   #34
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My QAD works flawlessly, very pleased with it.
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Old 09-30-2015, 10:47 PM   #35
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Had a hdx. Both bows have LD pro Vs now. If anything happens in the field, they are super simple to fix. just carry some back up string.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:15 AM   #36
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My QAD works flawlessly, very pleased with it.
Same here. Have brought it over from two other bows to my newest. Never had a problem with it.
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