Don't hear much about overdraws anymore? Guys still using them? Was it a fad?
+2tdd said:They aren't really necessary with how many popular rests are configured. For example, I shoot a 2009 Bowtech Captain, and I have a Ripcord drop-away rest. This mounts in the typical "berger hole", but the rest itself wraps around the rear edge of the riser. The point at which the arrow is held by the rest is actually behind the shelf on the riser. As such, my draw length is set to 29", but I cut my shafts to 27.5" and have about 1" of arrow shaft in front of the rest yet. It's sort of an overdraw in effect, if not done by adding a specific overdraw shelf to the bow.
Putting an overdraw on my bow wouldn't really make much sense, and with some of the very light-weight carbon arrows on the market today, the need to reduce the arrow weight is addressed in other ways. It's not hard to select a shaft that will flirt with the bare minimum gpi for a bow.