BowFishing Country banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,014 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
What makes a safety slide safer than tying to the back of the arrow or the old rings we use to use is it because it just keeps the line in front of the arrow rest?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
164 Posts
In my opinion its best to shoot the retriever with safety slides or rings, and spinners by tying to the back. With a spinner if you forget to push the button and you have all the slack line reeled up the arrow will pull off the bow sting on a draw. If you somehow still get slack and shoot an arrow the line (usually no more than 200#) WILL break. Now with the retriever, obviously no button to push but if the line hangs up its not going to break so easily (400#). Thats why they recommend the slides/rings. The big argument with tying to the back is about the line looping around the bow string an snapping back. This very well could happen with old Dacron line which has stretch, but the modern spectra lines don't stretch and just break. THIS is a fact and HAS been proven. I'm not lecturing you, but others will probably chime in disagreeing. I hope this helps, and you have any questions, or I didn't explain well enough, just ask!!! And it was not a dumb question. Being dumb is not, not knowing, you were just uninformed, and now you know!
 

·
String Twister
Joined
·
3,691 Posts
In my opinion its best to shoot the retriever with safety slides or rings, and spinners by tying to the back. With a spinner if you forget to push the button and you have all the slack line reeled up the arrow will pull off the bow sting on a draw. If you somehow still get slack and shoot an arrow the line (usually no more than 200#) WILL break. Now with the retriever, obviously no button to push but if the line hangs up its not going to break so easily (400#). Thats why they recommend the slides/rings. The big argument with tying to the back is about the line looping around the bow string an snapping back. This very well could happen with old Dacron line which has stretch, but the modern spectra lines don't stretch and just break. THIS is a fact and HAS been proven. I'm not lecturing you, but others will probably chime in disagreeing. I hope this helps, and you have any questions, or I didn't explain well enough, just ask!!! And it was not a dumb question. Being dumb is not, not knowing, you were just uninformed, and now you know!
:applause: Very well said and informative! :tu:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
156 Posts
In my opinion its best to shoot the retriever with safety slides or rings, and spinners by tying to the back. With a spinner if you forget to push the button and you have all the slack line reeled up the arrow will pull off the bow sting on a draw. If you somehow still get slack and shoot an arrow the line (usually no more than 200#) WILL break. Now with the retriever, obviously no button to push but if the line hangs up its not going to break so easily (400#). Thats why they recommend the slides/rings. The big argument with tying to the back is about the line looping around the bow string an snapping back. This very well could happen with old Dacron line which has stretch, but the modern spectra lines don't stretch and just break. THIS is a fact and HAS been proven. I'm not lecturing you, but others will probably chime in disagreeing. I hope this helps, and you have any questions, or I didn't explain well enough, just ask!!! And it was not a dumb question. Being dumb is not, not knowing, you were just uninformed, and now you know!
Yes!! Great info!
 

·
Voted "Best BFC Legs......ever"
Joined
·
828 Posts
Great info above... You will lose alot less arrows and it is safer...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
54 Posts
In my opinion its best to shoot the retriever with safety slides or rings, and spinners by tying to the back. With a spinner if you forget to push the button and you have all the slack line reeled up the arrow will pull off the bow sting on a draw. If you somehow still get slack and shoot an arrow the line (usually no more than 200#) WILL break. Now with the retriever, obviously no button to push but if the line hangs up its not going to break so easily (400#). Thats why they recommend the slides/rings. The big argument with tying to the back is about the line looping around the bow string an snapping back. This very well could happen with old Dacron line which has stretch, but the modern spectra lines don't stretch and just break. THIS is a fact and HAS been proven. I'm not lecturing you, but others will probably chime in disagreeing. I hope this helps, and you have any questions, or I didn't explain well enough, just ask!!! And it was not a dumb question. Being dumb is not, not knowing, you were just uninformed, and now you know!
well said!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
278 Posts
and knowing is half the battle gijoe well put
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
553 Posts
:tu:the slides and rings take the shock out of the arrow if somehow the arrow catches on something wether it be a retriever a regular reel your bowstring, rest whatever it may hang on the only thing they do is stop the high poundage stretchy lines from goin out and slingin an arrow back at ya doin mach 10 lol and they may still sling it back at ya then but it wont have as much force comein back with the lighter no stretch lines it wouldnt really matter what ya did you could tie to the back or use rings or slides the point they is gettin across right now is if you do tie to the back with said lines being the fast flight and spectra lines then your arrow instead of snapping back at you will just break off at the point where it gets wound up at n you lose your arrow and not your eye which is most definately a good thing either one is safe and some have proven this fact. brady done a heck of a job with a vid. here the other day i give him credit on that one he made a believer out of me with it. my personal use is with a retriever and i will still use my slides but i dont see one bit where it would hurt to tie to the back as long as you are useing the proper equipment:tu: there ya go brady the good housekeeping seal of approval lol
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,014 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Thanks for the info I shoot and have shot the retriever pro just always wondered how the slide helped with safety now I know thanks
 

·
Electrocutioner
Joined
·
6,622 Posts
I shoot a biscuit so tying to the back is not an option but I do like the slides. They help keep passthroughs down on gar when I forget and pull back a little too far in the heat of battle. Gar scale will cut fastflite pdg. Kinda embarassing to lose an arrow on a 2# fish. That said I tied to the back for more years than some of you guys are old and never saw a snapback. Have had arrows bounce back when I hit a rock and knock the crap outa me though.
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top