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    • James Boyd
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      What is best to put on the window and arrow rest of a hybrid longbow ,to reduce friction? Fur ,fleece ,etc ? James blogs

    • jpcjpc
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      leather or another but as thin as possible for stay:idea: the closest to the center

    • Mountain ManMountain Man
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      I use Bear hair on the rest leather for rest plate and velcro type maiteral in string channel near string nocks

    • jpcjpc
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      Looks nice I do same but with rabit fur ( here bears are very rare :oops:)

    • RalphRalph
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      I have leather on most, a couple with the soft part of Velcro.

      Keeping the arrow as close as possible to center is not always the key. Sometimes a bit of spacer behind the side plate and/or under the rest can make all the difference in the world.

      How do you use hare hair? Or rabbit better? 😀

    • David CoulterDavid Coulter
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      Rabbit fur is neither hare nor there. Calf hair, deer beware.

    • Stephen Graf
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      For the rest, I use moleskin. Got a lifetime supply when my boy broke his arm. Nurse gave it to him to wrap around the edges of his cast. It’s the same idea as a bear hair rest, but way cheaper.

      For the side plate, I’ve been using painters tape for a couple years. Thin and very durable. Easy to peel off when the time comes. You can also use the tape to make a small bump under the side plate or rest for better clearance. Just role it up to the appropriate size.

    • Bgred
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      Velcro,it’s cheep and available.

    • John Dilts
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      We have a lot of lemmings here I find to works really well and the kids catch then all the time during the summer when the hair is short. there a lot like moles.

    • Cameron UnruhCameron Unruh
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      Steve Graf wrote: For the rest, I use moleskin. Got a lifetime supply when my boy broke his arm. Nurse gave it to him to wrap around the edges of his cast. It’s the same idea as a bear hair rest, but way cheaper.

      For the side plate, I’ve been using painters tape for a couple years. Thin and very durable. Easy to peel off when the time comes. You can also use the tape to make a small bump under the side plate or rest for better clearance. Just role it up to the appropriate size.

      Steve – can you give us a pick of the painters tape side plate? I am curious…

      Cameron

    • RalphRalph
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      Me too Steve. Is it that blue stuff that peels off easily?

    • Stephen Graf
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      Yes, the blue stuff. It seems that good enough wasn’t good enough, and so the last time I bought tape it had been “improved”. Had to toss that and go look hard to find the old style blue tape.

      The newer styles may work, but they have printing on the back of the tape. I use the tape mainly in my bow building and so need to be able to write on it and have it readable. Hard to do with the tape covered by dumb-@$$ writing.

      The new stuff will probably work for side plates too. Who knows. But the old stuff does for sure. Just use a scissors to cut out a square of the appropriate size and stick it on. It holds up surprisingly well.

      It’s easy to play with thickness too as you can just add some more tape layers as you need to.

      Holds up to rain pretty well too.

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