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Old 08-08-2018, 11:30 AM   #1
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I am considering getting a stick on rest for one of my bows. Thinking about the bear weather rest, is it good enough, it looks a little sturdier than the other ones in the pics, and I think I like that aspect, but was wanting opinions of people who have used them. It will be used mostly for target shooting but may do a little hunting too. Thanks
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:02 PM   #2
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They are good I prefer the Hoyt super rest though.


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Old 08-08-2018, 12:13 PM   #3
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Never used one, so donít know which is best, but get a couple of whichever one you decide on . Iíve heard and read that they can fall off or get damaged at the most inopportune times!!!!

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Old 08-08-2018, 01:09 PM   #4
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I have never used one either, but fell into an old bow with a flat shelf from back in the days when all the traditional guys used stick on rest and thought i would give one a try

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Old 08-08-2018, 01:14 PM   #5
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Might try a feather rest
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:52 PM   #6
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I use furniture pads in that situation you can cut them and it gives a lot of tuning room


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Old 08-08-2018, 01:53 PM   #7
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Might try a feather rest
I have been using a feather rest on my recurve for the last 4 years. they are quite durable - during that time I have replaced it once.

https://www.3riversarchery.com/wild-...rrow-rest.html
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:56 PM   #8
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So have any of y'all recommending other things tried the stick on rest? If so what didn't you like about them, and why do you prefer the furniture pads/feather rest/etc..? Thanks
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:58 PM   #9
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Just realized that you like the Hoyt, DK. Why do you like it better than the bear? I may go with the hoyt
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:12 PM   #10
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It kind of holds the arrow on the rest when oh are hunting it has a little tail thing on it and itís more flexible. The pads are just cheaper and I have them available always.


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Old 08-08-2018, 02:16 PM   #11
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:18 PM   #12
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I use the Bear stick on shelf and side plate. Never an issue.
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:40 PM   #13
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Never used one, so donít know which is best, but get a couple of whichever one you decide on . Iíve heard and read that they can fall off or get damaged at the most inopportune times!!!!

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The Bear rest on my Kodiak Magnum started coming off whilst bowfishing. I wrapped the riser and rest with painters tape...back in business. It was annoying however seemingly still durable enough. I have no idea how old the stick on rest might be...in its defense.

If I retrograde the bow to dry hunting...its coming off.
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:53 PM   #14
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Dropped in my local store and they had the hoyt hunter style on the shelf, so i am going to give it a whirl
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:33 AM   #15
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The Hoyt stick on is pretty noisy for a hunting situation. I prefer to build a leather plate on the shelf with a bump under it to raise the arrow just a little. That does not work well with some bows so I buy a feather rest or just build one out of feather fletching where the quill is not quite right . The stick ons are o.k. in an emergency or for a kids bow so I usually keep a couple of them in my tackle box.
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:05 PM   #16
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If you are left handed I will send you a flipper rest to try. I have some brand news ones that are left overs from dads archery shop. BUT they are for a left handed bow.
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:54 PM   #17
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If you are left handed I will send you a flipper rest to try. I have some brand news ones that are left overs from dads archery shop. BUT they are for a left handed bow.
Thanks for the offer but I do shoot right handed
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:38 AM   #18
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So have any of y'all recommending other things tried the stick on rest? If so what didn't you like about them, and why do you prefer the furniture pads/feather rest/etc..? Thanks
Those stick on "flipper" rests as I like to call them seem to work just fine. Those are what are used on the bows that we use at scout camp, etc. If you've seen the way a group of kids will shoot those bows for weeks on end, and those rests sill are attached and mostly unscathed, then you can usually appreciate their general durability.

I have not used any on my own bows because long ago, this site convinced me to just shoot off the shelf with feathers and be done with it. I have not looked back.
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Old 08-13-2018, 10:41 AM   #19
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I have used Bear Weatherest and Flipper rests a lot over the years. I have two recurves on the rack now with Bear rests on them. On my Tradtech (I miss it already) I made a curved elevated rest from cork and the loop side of industrial velcro. It worked really well.





Compared to the furniture pads I was using.





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Old 08-14-2018, 06:39 PM   #20
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Hoyt Super Rest you can quieten it with mole skin

Flipper rest.

Earl Bateman makes a very nice rest called a cover rest. I cannot find a picture on the web but it is very nice
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:26 AM   #21
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The NAP Flipper rests in either the Flipper II stick ons, or the Center Flipper are the best I've ever used.

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Old 08-15-2018, 11:39 AM   #22
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Had an old Pearson with a flat shelf and a stick-on rest, but removed the rest due to some 3D rules requiring shooting off the shelf, I believe. To prevent arrow porpoising, did a similar thing to Stickbow above. Used a small piece of split dowel so it had a flat side and rounded side; glued to shelf and topped with the fuzzy side of Velcro. Worked great and don't have to worry about a flipper breaking or falling off.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:05 AM   #23
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I have been using a feather rest on my recurve for the last 4 years. they are quite durable - during that time I have replaced it once.

https://www.3riversarchery.com/wild-...rrow-rest.html
my buddy has these on both of his bows. havn't seen these in years.
they do work quit nicely..
and they look easy to build
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