Tuning Tips

What set up do I need?

Rest set up tips

We have had great results using the FOB with all kinds of Mechanical (expanding type) as well as fixed blade broadheads. For target shooting with field tips, you can’t beat the FOB’s incredible amount of control over the arrow flight.

Some archers have not been setting up their fall away rests with sufficient clearance, or they don’t have the rest falling away quickly enough. As a result, they are getting mixed performance results. We offer the following tips to enable you to obtain perfect arrow flight.

  • FOBs are for use with Fall Away arrow rests only.
  • Ensure that you have adequate clearance between the cable guard/cables and the FOB.
  • Use the FREE tester FOB included with each FOB purchase to check for clearance.
  • With the arrow nocked to the string, slide the clearance tester (the off colored FOB) up and down the arrow to ensure FOB clearance at cables, cable guard, bow riser, arrow guides & and sight. Some rests/arrow holders may need to be adjusted/modified to allow for FOB clearance.
  • The fall away rest MUST get down and out of the way quickly. Our testing shows that some fall away rest setups are still experiencing some interference issues with vanes. The flying wing of the FOB, being more of a hard surface than a normal vane, is not as tolerant to interference with the arrow rest. But, due to the extremely powerful steering forces, the FOB will recover so quickly that you may not immediately detect interference during arrow launch. Bottom line is to make sure that the rest drops out of the way quickly.
  • We recommend that the fall away rest be used with its nylon cord or cable as the material for lifting the rest. Secure the lanyard from the arrow rest over to the “Down Bus Cable” of your bow. We do not recommend securing the lanyard to the cable slides as some rest manufacturers are recommending. The cable slide has some inherent delay when the bow is fired which results in a delay in the arrow rest drop.
  • However – If the manufacturer of your bow recommends using the cable slide that is acceptable. The reason some bow manufactures suggest using the cable slide is because of the characteristics of the some binary cam system. If you tie into the down cable this may cause the cam attached to that cable to rotate more during the draw cycle causing the cams to come out of sinc. Always follow the Bow Manufactures recommendations.
  • If you have any questions or problems, just give us a call.  We are here to help!               888-488-4712

Sighting in

  • As for tuning, there are a couple of ways to accomplish this. First, you can paper tune with bare shafts and then fine-tune with your preferred broadhead and target tips. Or you can paper tune with your old fletched arrows and then switch to the FOBs followed by fine-tuning with broadhead.
  • Broadhead tuning using a fixed blade head is recommended to establish center shot and nocking point. Even if you use expandable broadheads, use a similar weight fixed blade head to tune and maximize FOB performance.  Broadhead tuning is simply moving your rest NOT your sight up/down and or left/right until you broadheads hit the same place as you field tips.  This is done after you sight in with your field tips (moving sight and pins).
  • Due to the FOBs far aft location (by design) on the arrow, a small percentage of shooters have experienced an interference issue between their chin and the flight ring of the FOB. This is easily remedied by making minor adjustments to either ones peep, kisser or anchor point however it is best to try and use the FOB as an anchor point. Use your normal anchor and things should settle in.