What's AVRS?

geoffretired

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Heehee, I'm going for the realistic.
I do think it is a shame that some get caught up in the idea that it has to look hi tech to be close to good enough.
It is a sort of thinking that restricts opportunities in gear and sometimes in approach to shooting itself.
 


geoffretired

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The question I have to ask dvd8n is, does it smell like high viscosity damping gas? Or did you disguise it so we might think it was something more common, or everyday?
Socks or cabbage perhaps?
 


Stretch

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My original is a ACE rod was a UHR (ultra high resonance) there was also a HR (guess what that stood for?) which was less stiff and I didn’t like so much on my bows. I think it was intended for lighter draws.

I still have a ton of ACE rods including the first longrod and twins I bought in 92 and 93, which I can’t let go. Could all do with a paint job mind you... tatty as bits (apart from the silver one I got from Jon Shales, it is pretty tidy).

Stretch
 


Stretch

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Meant to say the original fat x10 stabiliser was a fabulous feeling stabiliser and as I recall was priced in a way that they hardly made any money on them. The boutique weight fit and oversize diameter just made them hard to sell. I nearly but not quite bought one. Now price doesn’t seem to be a limiting factor. The extender is still a popular bit of kit.

Stretch
 


dvd8n

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The question I have to ask dvd8n is, does it smell like high viscosity damping gas? Or did you disguise it so we might think it was something more common, or everyday?
Socks or cabbage perhaps?
They cleverly made it colourless and odourless to make it harder to identify. I wasn't fooled though.
 


geoffretired

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They cleverly made it colourless and odourless to make it harder to identify. I wasn't fooled though.
Heehee
I once knew a bloke who used to bottle fresh air which was colourless and odourless. He told people it would make them live longer, and some paid for it. Of course it would make them live longer..... but he never specified under what circumstance that would be.
 


English Bowman

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AROOGAH AROOGAH
... sarcasm and humour alert, do not take the following post too seriously.
You could make the same thing from wood and leather "with natural damping for a smoother shot" but a gullible public wouldn't spend so much on it....
I can sell you some "vibration damping" pills £10 a dozen... note these are NOT the same as my "anti target panic" pills :rolleyes:
Del
I know a field archer, who made a custom longrod for his compound, from an old walking stick. A weight at one end a thread glued to the the other and some burned in decorations. He shot for at least one complete season with it, picking up a few medals here and there. His reason for doing it, because he could, and it showed that you didn't need all the marketing nonsense.
 


geoffretired

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I know a field archer, who made a custom longrod for his compound, from an old walking stick. A weight at one end a thread glued to the the other and some burned in decorations. He shot for at least one complete season with it, picking up a few medals here and there. His reason for doing it, because he could, and it showed that you didn't need all the marketing nonsense.
I like the thinking in that. Someone has to.
 


Del the Cat

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The damping properties of sparkly stuff is well documented 🤩
Black and lacy is also known for enhancing stiffness in long rods. 😮
Del
 


geoffretired

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Supporter
Now then DEL usually we agree on things like this. I must admit though we seem to be in opposition on this one.
As I wrote earlier, I made a long rod from the rail of a shower curtain. I have draped some old bits of the curtain over the long rod and all it does is catch the wind.
 


Mark2

Member
Perhaps the hot air was giving it some uplift?
Without doubt. Although I would have thought the increase in weight would have been counteracted by the reduced weight of the significant number of dollars that I had invested in the rod as they evaporated when I looked inside the tube and found...just a tube.
 


geoffretired

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Without doubt. Although I would have thought the increase in weight would have been counteracted by the reduced weight of the significant number of dollars that I had invested in the rod as they evaporated when I looked inside the tube and found...just a tube.
Should that have been "inserted" in the rod; rather than invested; that way they would still be there when you open it for some spare cash.
 


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