January 11, 2019
By Colton Bailey
New bows always cause a big buzz and for good reason, but a bow will only be as accurate as the rest on it will allow. Here are some of the best new arrow rests from the 2019 ATA Show.
QAD Ultrarest Integrate MX
QAD has teamed up with Mathews to release an innovative drop-away rest to the market in 2019. QAD has come out with a whole new system within the QAD Ultrarest Integrate MX. Instead of the classic berger button hole, the rest uses to a patent pending dovetail mounting system integrated right into the back of your bow riser. The rest will automatically level itself once connected, reducing setup time. This integration feature makes the new rest super compact, light and sleek. Another awesome feature is that you can bump or drop your bow as much as possible and there is no worry of rotating the rest because the rest is mounted to your riser instead of with set screws like the arrow rest of the past. With precision micro-click adjustments, the Integrate has fine-tuning capabilities of just .0019-inch per click, giving archers a sense of confidence and extreme accuracy. The Ultrarest Integrate MX is made in the United States with a lifetime warranty.
Trophy Ridge Sync & Sync MD
Trophy Ridge releases two new drop-away rests for 2019 – the Sync MD and the Sync. The Sync MD provides micro-adjustability for a fine-tuned shot and accuracy you can always rely on by using micro-drive technology, essentially giving you a reliable draw cycle and release with every arrow you send downrange. The Sync MD has a removable full-containment arm, laterally adjustable arms and cable-driven technology to provide archers will an ultra-smooth piece of equipment. The micro-adjustable windage and elevation adjustments allow you to get a fine-tuned shot every time by syncing and customizing your arrow with your bow for precise arrow flight. The Sync includes same features as the Sync MD, minus the micro-drive adjustment technology.
Trophy Taker Smack Down Lock Up Drop Away Rest
Backed by a lifetime unconditional warranty, the Trophy Taker Smack Down LockUp Rest introduces innovate rest technology. Similar to a safety on a gun, the SD LockUp features a mechanical locking mechanism engineered to never fail. With three points of contact on the mounting brackets, the SD LockUp is sure to be a secure and trustworthy option to take on the target shooting world or the abuse of a backcountry hunter. Made to last with machined aircraft-grade aluminum alloy, the integrated roller bearings behind the Lock-Up Design result in quiet operation and smooth mechanics.
Super simple yet extremely effective, the new EZ-Rest from TRUGLO is the all thrills no frills solution for archers looking to hold the arrow at any angle after an incredibly easy installation and tuning process. The biscuit style is the old faithful of arrow rests and a great option for any hunter or shooter. TRUGLO’s EZ-Rest is the classic full containment rest with no moving parts that could potentially cause issues. Whether you plan on using the new EZ-Rest from TRUGLO on your first hunting bow or for an intense low-crawl stalk style of hunting, the EZ-Rest will keep things simple while still being reliable.
Vapor Trail Gen 7 Drop Away Rest
Vapor Trail used the proven, revolutionary limb-driven system to bring us the new side-loaded, full-capture caged Vapor Trail Gen 7. With a backbone of an incredibly light but strong carbon-core full-containment system, the Gen 7 only weighs an astonishing 2.9 ounces, making it the lightest fully machined aluminum rest available. When you start adding accessories to your bow, each ounce of added weight becomes very important. If you’re looking to shave some weight, the Gen 7 is a great option.