Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Messages posted to thread:
Jim Davis 09-Jan-18
mgmicky 09-Jan-18
Jim Davis 09-Jan-18
George D. Stout 09-Jan-18
Sawtooth (Original) 09-Jan-18
2 bears 09-Jan-18
Viper 09-Jan-18
SB 10-Jan-18
Rick Barbee 10-Jan-18
GF 10-Jan-18
From: Jim Davis
Date: 09-Jan-18

Jim Davis's embedded Photo

Not sure I want to know, but can somebody tell me what these are?

From: mgmicky
Date: 09-Jan-18

A guy in bear camp had those last spring. FLetching like a whiffle ball that slides on to the arrow. He really liked them (compound bow) because he could travel with the shafts and then put them on when in camp. No glue, clamps, etc

From: Jim Davis
Date: 09-Jan-18

But how does the"whiffle ball" clear the bow??? I already don't like it. Not traditional enough. ;>)

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Jan-18

They start at the front of the shaft, and slide to the back when shot. Wouldn't be my cup of tea as it's trying to fix a problem that really doesn't exist. I saw something like that back in the 70's as well.

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Jan-18

I think I heard them called FOBS. They seemed to work ok from what I saw on YouTube- but (sigh), they are a few steps in the opposite direction than I'm traveling.

From: 2 bears
Date: 09-Jan-18

Are they Fobs? >>>----> Ken

From: Viper
Date: 09-Jan-18

Jim -

The are hard plastic fletching and are called FOBs. Usually used on compounds with drop-away type rests.

You'd need to tune a pretty weak arrow (increase paradox) to get them to work on a stickbow, and even with that it'd be risky.

Not for this puppy.

Viper out.

From: SB
Date: 10-Jan-18


From: Rick Barbee
Date: 10-Jan-18

Yep, they are FOBS. Designed specifically for use with total clearance drop away rests on compound bows.

When used on an animal, they pop out/off of the arrow shaft to keep from impeding penetration.

They also have a version, that has an internal (inside the arrow) string tracker, where when the FOB pops off it trails out the string from the FOB to the arrow.


From: GF
Date: 10-Jan-18

FOBS - Full Of.... ??

I will pass, thank you.

I can just about envision a rest in which one of those things could take the place of the biscuit - or perhaps rather the whiskers - in a whisker biscuit, but it would probably be a real pain in the neck for hunting purposes…

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