October 28, 2010
By Daniel Beraldo
By Daniel Beraldo
Bodoodle -- now operating under Specialty Archery -- offers 11 rests, including the new Pro Lite II. The Pro Lite II features rugged 6061-T6 aluminum construction, frictionless yoke assembly, jewellike bearings for quiet operation and twin stainless steel adjustable Speed Fins. Speed Fins measure .015-inch thick, however .023-inch fins and Contoured Hunter Fins are also available.
Weighing 2.9 ounces, the Pro Lite II is compatible with all arrow sizes and bows and is designed to guide your arrow securely during the draw cycle and launch. Speed fins, which mount to a pivoting, spring-loaded housing system, work to compensate and adjust the vertical and horizontal force of an arrow throughout the entire arrow launch to provide perfect guidance without interference.
New on the Pro Lite II is more than a full inch of elevation adjustments and laser engraved windage and elevation adjustment marks. While setting up the Pro Lite II, it's best to first adjust the Speed Fins for the width of your arrow. That way, you won't have to worry about resetting rest height. Second, loosen the windage hex screw and mount the rest to the riser but not too tightly.
Next, nock an arrow and adjust windage left and right for proper center shot alignment. Then lock down your rest. Last, adjust elevation so the bottom of the arrow is passing flush with the bottom of the plunger hole. This will be a great starting point. On the range, the rest produced accurate arrow flight and guidance.
At first, I shot the rest without the included Smoke Quiet fin silencing tape, which helps silence the draw cycle and arrow during launch. Upon drawing, there was a slight squeak when drawing back. I added the Smoke Quiet tape and the squeak was eliminated. Available in right- and left-handed models. MSRP: $89
Contact: Bodoodle Rests/Specialty Archery Products, 800-555-2856; www.specialtyarch.com