STS users....convince me....

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  1. OKbowhunter

    OKbowhunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Ok guys I'm really thinking about getting an STS for my bow, but I need a little convincing and I'm thinking you guys can tell me the pros..I really like the idea of ditching the string leeches..

    So, why should I get one?



    Also, what brand do you recommend?
     
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    They work awesome.There is a reason why they are standard equipment on all new bows today.I tried the "popular one" over on HNI and I was disappointed with the rubber dampener design.I will soon replace it with a Fuse.
     
  3. OKbowhunter

    OKbowhunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    EDIT: The one I am thinking about buying is the Norway Senior.


    http://www.duravanes.com/products/string-tamer.aspx
     
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    The Norway looks very well built and worth the money. I have sen some of the other products including the HNI favorite and this one looks far superior in design. You can also make one if you look at the Bigj71 post. I would try the Norway out though, looks beefy and some of them have the vibration dampner built in.
     
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    I will never own another bow that either doesn't come stock with one or have one I installed aftermarket.

    Not only do they quiet your bow down, but they allow for the removal of all string silencers increasing your speed by several feet per second. On top of that, it completely changes the way the bow feels in your hand. I'm extremely anal about how a bow feels and sounds to me, and I've found that an STS definitely helps.
     
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    Bols Die Hard Bowhunter

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    As per Washington, my next bow will have some sort of string suppressor in lieu of string silencers.
     
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    I'm using the Norway String Tamer and so far I love it. It's built very well and looks great on my bow (Diamond Marquis). I started using an STS a few years ago when they first came out and the only thing I can really say is that you really have to try one to see the difference for yourself. Hand shock/vibration is noticably decreased as is shot noise. They certainly work as advertised, and I can't see shooting a bow without one in this day and age. One of the best innovations in archery over the past 5 years for sure. :tu:
     
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    I put one of Mean V's on mine. While shooting outside, my kid said he can only hear the arrow hit the target. I had string leeches also. It eliminates the need for them, & while increasing speed just a hair. I am definitely glad I put one on my bow.
     
  9. OKbowhunter

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    Thanks guys that's all the persuasion I need:d

    I'll pick one up Saturday hopefully.
     
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    mobow Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I was just gonna say....go install one on your bow, and shoot it. that's all the convincing you'll need. ;)
     
  11. OKbowhunter

    OKbowhunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I have seen the light. I installed a Norway Senior on my bow today and ran ~30 shots through it. What a difference. Why am I just now disocvering this again???
     
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    MN/Kyle Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Anyone use a front mount?
     

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