16. February 2009 13:21
The Omega Elite Rest could be one of the big new items to come from this years ATA Show. This rest combines the best of both worlds, full containment and no contact at the shot.
The rest features 3 fingers that hold the arrow firmly in place before the shot. Then upon release of the arrow the fingers retract leaving no contact with the arrow or fletching. A very unique and innovative style of rest to come from a small company. This could really be a big seller if the word gets out.
The Omega Rest holding the arrow in place.
Looking from the business end of the arrow released
A side view of the working mechanism.
This rest could be used for hunting or target shooting. I just shot my first pop up 3D shoot this weekend, and I could really see this being a great rest for that application. If you drop an arrow you cannot retrieve it and shoot it. And sometimes you need to draw pretty fast to keep up with the targets. With this rest the arrow will stay on your rest. And for hunting you could lay the bow in your lap and not have to worry about the arrow falling off your rest. Or when that monster buck walk out and you are shaking like the leaves on the trees, rest assured your arrow is still on the rest ready to take flight.
Look for this rest to hit the shelves of your local archery pro shop in the near future. It will be worth a try I believe.