shelf rest - Paddlepro

Hi Everyone, I received my Pl graybark a couple of weeks ago and have noticed wear on the shelf already. I am shooting feathers with cock feather out. I have tried rotating the fletching etc.. and am still seeing wear. The original calf skin is worn away to the point of replacement. I am thinking of a turkey feather rest. Any other ideas?

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Mississippi bowhunter
March 17th, 2014 11:03:19pm

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If you are talking about the hair itself is worn,I think that is normal. If you are talking about the adhesive material that the calf hair is attached to,something is not right. If I had to guess I would say nock point. I always use calf hair rest on all of my bows and I always have some minor wear.

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DennySturgisJr
March 18th, 2014 05:03:09am

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The only time I see rest wear on a narrow Widow shelf is if arrows are not perfect spine or nocking point too low or just a single nocking point is used and the arrow is sliding down and bouncing off the shelf.

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Willie
March 18th, 2014 05:03:28am
the little bit of wear on a rest is normal.i have never replaced a rest from wearing out.if you are looking to keep the bow in perfect looking shape you best not shoot it.if you look on the dvd,s that show traditional shooters bow you will always see where arrow goes across rest.now if it it really grinding away at rest you aren,t getting good arrow flight.if i had that problem i would weaken the shaft,bare shaft tune,raise bracing height and wax arrow shafts.when you release arrow it bends and if it is bending into bow hard the arrow is stiff.if you raise bracing height it will change the position of the arrow flexing when it goes by arrow rest.as far as feather rest it would be a bad choice imo.The feather grain is pointed away and when you pull arrow back (well you get the pic.).waxing shafts has a lot of benefits (easy arrow removal,better penetration and quieter arrow draw).if it is really in bad shape you will get a lot of feather wear.Now to answer your question it is probably just a new bow to you and you are out of tune and could also be twisting the bow when you pull it back.it takes a little while to tweak you and that bow to become buddies.

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Archie
March 19th, 2014 09:03:04pm

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I put a rest on my PL and get significantly better arrow flight. It's a rest I modified and put together myself, works great, and has lasted a couple of years so far. I don't see myself ever going back to shooting off the shelf.

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DennyK
March 21st, 2014 05:03:31pm

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I have 2 PSa's, one is 10 years old the other is one year old. You can barely tell the difference in wear on the rests of these bows and they are shot quite often. I'm curious to find out what your brace height is and your how far your nocking point is above center.

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Andy Man
March 21st, 2014 06:03:19pm

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The PL will take a weaker spined arrow for the same poundage of a BW recurve, and if too stiff the tail of the arrow will not clear the strike plate and if too stiff will give a false too weak reading bareshafting, by thenock hiting and deflecting off the strike plate and making it fly nock left (giving the false weak pattern of flight If nock too low will hit the lower shelf

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MBates
March 22nd, 2014 10:03:40am

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Your knock height is too low. You arrows are contacting then shelf for too long and with too much force. If your arrows are crested or wrapped I'm sure you are seeing evidence of contact on it as well. Either raise your nock point or try a nock point above and below your arrow or both.
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