November 04, 2010
A longtime leader in drop-away arrow rest technology, Ripcord has raised the bar even higher with its new Code Red ($113). The Code Red has a new internal braking system that eliminates launcher bounce-back after the shot. When you release the string, the launcher drops and stays in the down position to ensure that the launcher does not bounce back and clip the arrow as it passes by. For adjustability to fit all bows, the Code Red's launcher arm can be set to three different positions. It also has a generous windage adjustment. The Code Red has a new super-tough Delrin slimline launcher that can be moved inside center shot for improved overall performance and easy tuning.
The launcher arm is covered in a soft red, super-quiet over-molding, which eliminates the need for moleskin. Shooting the Code Red, I cannot hear an arrow slide across the launcher as I would with many other rests. The most appealing feature may be the quick set-up time. The Code Red comes with a small football clip that quickly attaches the timing cord to the cable -- no bow press needed. I had my Code Red set up and shooting in five minutes flat. Like previous Ripcord rests, the Code Red is a full-containment drop-away that cradles the arrow from all sides so it cannot fall off the rest at any time during the draw cycle.
Contact: Ripcord Technologies, (406) 683-0100, www.ripcordarrowrest.com