Re: throw away the drop away?
I still shoot the original Ripcord that I bought 10-12 years ago. It's been on three different bows and has been flawless for me.
I added a soft piece of rubber to the riser where the launcher arm hits to eliminate the "click" it made when it fell, but other than that I think that rest is perfect.
Tell those stud boys of yours to shoot a heavier arrow. It will slow things down, make everything more quiet, penetrate better, and be more forgiving to shot form overall.
I went to a 11.3 gpi Full Metal Jacket this year which added about 50 grains to my setup. The penetration difference is substantial.
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