The New Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit V-Series Arrow Rests
Arrow rest technology has improved greatly in recent years. There are still the standard rests where your arrow sits on an arm (often spring-loaded). There are the popular drop-away arrow rests that, as the name suggests, drop away before your arrow fletching clears through. The rest is attached to a small cord that as you draw your bow, pulls the rest into position.
Finally, there are shoot-through rests which also continue to be a popular choice. Shoot-through rests use a disk, bristles, and a center hole through which the arrow is placed. The chief benefit of shoot-through rests is that they securely hold arrows in place, which is great when sitting in a tree stand or making a stalk. These are my favorite. I’ve perennially used Trophy Ridge’s Whisker Biscuit rests and have enjoyed great success with them.
Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit V
Trophy Ridge’s original Whisker Biscuit continues to be the world’s most popular arrow rest. In fact, they function so well that many archers leave their arrows nocked from the beginning of the hunt until it’s time to hit the truck. However, there are disadvantages to shoot-through-rests as well. Namely, the bristles create a degree of vane drag which decreases arrow velocity. Ultimately, they rip the fletching as the bristles repeatedly make contact with it. Still, all things considered, it’s a small price to pay once in the field. Today’s bows are so fast with plenty of speed to spare and arrow security is paramount to success.
Either way, Trophy Ridge has greatly improved the Whisker Biscuit design with their V-series rests.
With fewer points of contact, the innovative V-Notch naturally centers the arrow. This gets rid of lateral arrow movement, resulting in a steady arrow flight shot after shot. The perpendicular bristles reduce vane drag, allowing the arrow to more seamlessly pass through the bristles resulting in less vane stress and more velocity. Not bad, especially considering you still maintain the nice arrow security and confidence in the field Whisker Biscuit is known for providing.
The Whisker Biscuit V lineup consists of four models including the Whisker Biscuit V, V-Plus, V-Con, and V-Max. Each model of the Whisker Biscuit V lineup includes all-aluminum construction and incremental upgrades such as windage and elevation adjustments. Starting at $59.99, each rest in the series offers ambidextrous design serving both right and left-handed archers.
The Trophy Ridge line of Whisker biscuit shoot-through rests have always been known for quality and value. This new group doesn’t disappoint on either count. In fact, the most advanced model of the series (the V-MAX) offers micro-windage and elevation adjustments. That’s a lot of cutting-edge technology at a low price of $79.99 – especially considering many popular rests top the $100 mark.
Key Features: WHISKER BISCUIT V PLUS
Based in Texas, Jerald Kopp is President of 1st Light Hunting Journal. His articles cover a variety of topics about hunting and the outdoor lifestyle. Jerald is an avid outdoorsman with deer hunting and whitetails being by far his greatest passion. He was introduced to hunting and fishing at an early age and has been enjoying it for 40+ years. In 2005, he established the Empowerment Outfitter Network (EON) – a faith-based non-profit organization that provides hunting opportunities for disabled and terminally-ill children and youth. When not hunting, he spends his time traveling and enjoying life with Amy, his wife of over 30 years. Jerald and Amy have two adult daughters and a son-in-law.