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- Prostaff Member Steve Sheetz
Quality Archery Designs has come out with the Ultra Rest HDX. It has all the features of the Ulta-Rest HD, and an extreme edge for the extreme hunter. The HDX offers extreme compatibility, versatility and even comes in custom colors. If you are a hunter that demands the best, top of line products then the new Ultra Rest HDX is the rest for you.
Dan Summers, president of QAD Said, "Quality Archery Designs has been manufacturing exceptional and innovative archery products since 1992. Quality is not just in our name, it's our mission. We continually strive to provide customer service which is second to none. We understand that our success is directly tied to our customers' satisfaction and we are committed to being responsive to their needs."
The HDX comes loaded with features that you would expect from QAD including:
• Sleek curved capture bar for more versatility
• Vertical more versatility for newer bows
• Total arrow containment
• Thumbwheel (with Timing Cord Lock and HD extended Lever)
• Noise-reducing, laser-cut felt, cam-brake, and rubber dampeners
• Break Away Safety feature
• Vertical, horizontal, and overdraw adjustments
• Precision CNC aluminum, stainless steel, and delrin components
• Full draw indicator marks
What does all that mean for the hunter in the woods?
FULL ARROW CONTAINMENT
The arrow can never fall off the rest, even at slow let down!
When nocking an arrow, cock the ULTRA-REST into the arrow capture position via the thumbwheel and then forget it. Once it's loaded, no worries it's silent, can't fall out, and stays in position for that once in a lifetime shot!
The ULTRA-REST knows to drop-away only when the bow is fired, not at slow let-down.
If you draw back and can't get that "perfect shot", let down, and the launcher
remains in the capture position, keeping your arrow fully contained. How many times have you gone to draw down only to have your arrow fall to ground, giving up your position and ruining your hunt? If it happens once in your lifetime you will never forget. No longer is that a concern with the Ultra Rest.
DROP AWAY /TOTAL FLETCHING CLEARANCE
The launcher drops away giving total fletching clearance for the fastest, most
accurate shot possible! If you are shooting one of the new high speed rocket ships out there you need an arrow rest that drops away before the fletching reach it. When the bow is fired, the launcher drops away. The HDX using speed and timing, not inertia, passes the capture position and continues to the drop away position. This guarantees total fletching clearance and the most accurate shot possible.
EZ CABLE CLAMP
The EZ cable clamp makes for quick easy setup and fast in the field adjustment. It also makes it so that you can install the Ultra Rest at home. You don't need an expensive tool set, bow press or excessive know how. Just follow the simple to follow instruction that are included with the rest.
QUICK SETUP AND TUNING
The new HDX allows for easy vertical and horizontal adjustments by simple turning a hex bolt and turning it in place. It took about 20 minutes from the time I opened the box to the point where I had the Ultra Rest HDX fully dialed in.
QAD ULTRA-REST TECHNOLOGIES | MOST ADVANCED REST ON THE MARKET
It is common for other arrow rests to become damaged if the bow is fired after
an improper setup. The Break-Away Safety Feature is designed to protect the Ultra-
Rest and the archer in case a mishap occurs.
Advanced antivibration technologies reduces noise and vibration, making it one of the quietest drop-away rests on the market. The laser cut felt, along with precision cut CNC aluminum, stainless steel and delrin components lead to a super smooth and quiet draw cycle.
With a MSRP of $154.99 it is well worth the price for all the leading edge technology that you get. For me the most important thing above all else is that they are 100% made in America.