Many US Olympic archers use the $8 plastic hoyt super rest. It is the most reliable rest I have ever used. Shot many scores over 1300 and a few 70m rounds over 340 with the super rest and Beiter plunger combo. The best performances I have seen personally have been done with this exact combo.
Rick Mckinney shot 1347 at the World Championships in 1993 with this set-up. I have found that almost one-third of the archers used cheap plastic arrow rests with their expensive Olympic bows costing more than $1500.
Many people think they might have to spend thousands of dollars on their archery equipment to compete at high levels. Though it’s true to some extent still there are some Olympic level bargains one of them among which is the $8.50 plastic rest.
While using an arrow rest, once you release the string, your arrow passes without jostling. For an Olympic user, the performance and precision of an arrow rest ride a great deal.
So using an inexpensive plastic Hoyt super rest is the Olympic user’s deliberate choice which is based on proven results instead of cost savings. This super rest is used until today in world-class competitions even by female archers.
To get good result, Use a plunger with Super hoyt rest is a must.
I have used this rest in FITA recurve archery and I highly recommend it. No moving parts, no metal, easy to replace, but most of all that rest allows for zero vertical movement.
Hoyt Super Rest
This is one of the most popular stick on rests from Hoyt as it’s used by many Olympic archers due to its extreme accuracy. Hoyt super pro arrow rest is a durable and easy to mount arrow rest. It can fit with any bow. This rest is weather-resistant and features self-adhesive backing. It’s available in both RH and LH models.
This reliable arrow rest comes with double-sided tape for rest. I found an arrow pressure point on this nice rest along with a hook for holding the arrow on the rest. This is very helpful for the archers in their early learning stages.
Though it’s commonly used by beginners and club bows but don’t be fooled as it’s the rest which top of the world international archers have used for winning Olympic and world titles.
What I noticed while using this rest was that it striked a good balance and durability as the flight of the arrow didn’t interfere with it. It’s able to cut off the plastic damper neatly so it’s pretty neat to switch to the plunger button. It also includes spacer foam for the center shot risers.
I used it several times, it didn’t bend or even break. This rest comes with two different sizes of sticky pads so you can easily install and adjust them.
Being simple and straight forward, this little plastic piece does a fantastic job as it supports the arrow without interfering with it. It’s a great rest overall which is very easy to use and lasts for a long time. What else do you expect from such an inexpensive rest? Right?