| Chris Farris II wrote:|
Ted you never cease to amaze me with you unsurpassable knowledge on a semmingly never ending amount of hunting eguipment. Anything from gun, bows, optics and, mounts. Kudos brother. You are an assest to the OT.
Thanks, I appreciate the kind words CFII!
I'm into archery, but not quite as much as I am guns and optics. I actually have that same bow in my collection, but with different limbs and cams.
Dale, the stabilizer does 2 things:
1. It provides a low, forward weight to balance the bow in the hand so that it's a little easier to aim steadily.
2. Since the bow isn't 100% efficient and not all of the stored energy is transferred into the arrow, the remainder of the energy is converted to vibrations, which means noise. Stabilizers provide a pathway for this vibration to be dissipated, by providing weight in motion. This particular Hoyt stabilizer had a brass weight suspended inside some type of polymer media inside the hollow portion at the front of the stabilizer.