Online Archery Lesson
Hi this is Reo Wilde, the Honey Badger here. One of the questions we have been getting a lot of lately is about stabilization. In fact yesterday I was down at the Easton Center shooting with some of the guys and got some those questions again. I thought we’d make a little video to discuss why I do what I do and what I choose.
What I’m running right now is the new Doinker Heros, it’s really small in diameter and super, super stiff. It’s a new product there and we are doing testing to see if it is going to be feasible to come out, because when they go to this high high modulus carbon, it can get brittle, so we want to do the testing. I get to be the guinea pig, because of the weight I shoot on the end, and if it will hold up for my shooting, we figure it should hold up for anybody shooting with that much weight on the end of the stabilizer.
To give you an idea of why I use what I use, I used to use the Platinums Doinker makes, a very very great product, really stiff. The one part I really love about Doinkers is they do have a damping system in it. This is the Hero Doinker, to the regular Doinker, and when they shoot them, they don’t vibrate and I’ve had other guys tell me about other stiffs and about how they love them, but when they shoot them they shoot they vibrate and it gives them a sore elbow or other things. With Doinker it’s a pretty dead shot, it’s boom.
In fact I have shot with other stabilizers and got so deaf to the noise that Logan would say to me, “Your bow is noisy!” and I’d say oh no it’s not that bad, but when I put my Doinkers back on the bow quieted up a ton and they just felt a lot softer. It’s a great product, but to explain the other part with the new Heros is the diameter is considerably smaller, because with the sides being smaller, it has less effect on the wind when you are shooting. So that is ideally what you’d like when you are shooting, because we all fight the wind no matter what is going on; it’s just the tough part. When it has a smaller diameter, the big thing you notice with the stabilizer is when you are shooting and you are at full-draw. You feel you need to get the bow back and back into where it goes for the wind and everything like that, then you have to tort the stabilizer back in, because its got its own sail out there.
With the new Hero, and some of the other ones that are designed to fight the wind more, when you bring the bow back the stabilizer follows it, because it doesn’t have as much sail and surface area to cause you to have to tort the area of the bow back in. So it helps you when you are getting tired and shooting and stuff like that, so that is one of the bigger reasons I choose it. The other part is with this new high modulus carbon its super super stiff, its reaction to your shot, it follows everything. It doesn’t have some of the issues some of the others one do with vibrations, because it is just really rigid, and as for weight, it is the biggest question I get all the time, or how I set it up. Why mine comes straight out verses guys taking it and putting it straight down like this?
The theories I’ve heard about putting it straight down or balanced like this is they want the bow to balance perfectly. They’ve got a formula: they’ve got one up front and they’ve got so much in the back, that’s fine. You know and if it works for guys, great, because I believe stabilization is very personable, because every person is different. I like mine this way, because I’ve all this weight on this side of the bow and I’ve got something out here to balance that, and help me hold my level level. So when I feel like I’m getting ready to shoot, I want it to be a little heavy on the outside and so my hand, instead of feeling like it is just sitting there, it has a little push like this to the right, so I don’t bow arm it as much. It helps prevent me from bow-arming like this. So it helps me out a little bit in that manner and just simple things like. I think stabilization is a lot more simple than we all make it out to be and I think that is the biggest part. I love my new Doinker Heros and they’ll be coming out in the next year or so, so if you get a chance to get a set, get a set because you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.