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Don't hear much about overdraws anymore? Guys still using them? Was it a fad?
 

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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.
 

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so basically, the carbon arrow has made obsolete the overdraw? I'll buy that!

Never had an overdraw on any of my bows, but do remember when they were all the rage!
 

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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.
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Aluminum is heavy!
 

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They were a means to get more arrow speed out of them old bows. Shooting Easton xx75s with a 125 grn Muzzy was like shooting a log through the air with the old bows. Guys could still get plenty of KE since there was just aluminum back then. I remember my buddy had one on his bow and his arrows looked like darts.
 
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