Decibel Level Testing With Axion Limb Dampers

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  • January 19, 2013 at 8:42 pm #497670 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    I just finished my sound level testing for the Axion Limb Dampers. Some of the results were right on point, and some of them were a bit surprising. I tested the Mathews Creed three separate ways:

    Bare Limbs

    Limbs with rubber ONLY between them

    The Complete Limb Damper unit

    I was pleased to run the numbers and find that the bow was quietest with the complete Limb Damper assembly in place. This was in addition to the muted feel that I described in an earlier post. I really didn’t notice how much until I removed everything to obtain sound levels with the bare limbs. it’s fairly significant.

    What I didn’t count on with this testing was the Creed showing the highest decibel levels with the rubber units ONLY between the limbs, and by a wide margin at that. If I had to guess I would say the rubber is taking enough vibration away to prevent the Mathews harmonic dampers in the riser from doing their job, but not being able to handle it themselves. Again, this is just a theory and in no way is backed up with any type of proof, but the numbers are what they are and this is what I came up with test after test.

    Testing with bare limbs showed what most already know. The Creed is extremely quiet and well-mannered. It doesn’t need anything and is fine just the way it is. But if you’re like me and believe you can never have a bow that’s too quiet, these products do work as advertised.

    January 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm #547935 Back to Top REPORT
    socalmonster09
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    Great Review :thumbup :thumbup NOW I’m thinking of trying them on
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    January 19, 2013 at 10:06 pm #547936 Back to Top REPORT
    doubletapxx
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    How much is a set of them? I would be tempted to get a set for my Creed.
    January 19, 2013 at 10:21 pm #547937 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    How much is a set of them? I would be tempted to get a set for my Creed.

    Retail is $59.99 for the set. Prices may vary from dealer to dealer.

    January 19, 2013 at 10:46 pm #547938 Back to Top REPORT
    doubletapxx
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    That’s cheap. The Stabilizers are worth that much. I might snag a set with Lites in there.
    January 22, 2013 at 9:45 am #547939 Back to Top REPORT
    bobbor76
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    Vince,

    Which size Limb Damper did you get?

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    January 22, 2013 at 10:07 am #547940 Back to Top REPORT
    doubletapxx
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    Yes that will be good to know. I’m gonna guess the 3/4″ to 1″.
    January 22, 2013 at 11:55 am #547941 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
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    Cool… Could you post the actual numbers? Or at least the spread between them…:thumbup
    The end is near....
    January 22, 2013 at 12:03 pm #547942 Back to Top REPORT
    morg
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    How much weight do they add?
    January 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm #547943 Back to Top REPORT
    henro
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    Geeze that’s a lot of Harmonic Stabs on that bow… How much weight was added with all of them? Total weight without quiver?
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    January 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm #547944 Back to Top REPORT
    pa-hunter
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    Any speed loss with the added weight???? Thanks.
    January 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm #547945 Back to Top REPORT
    maarcher
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    I’m looking into these. For those that might not want to add the weight try this. Yesterday I replaced the top dampener with a stabilizer Lite and added 2 more monkey tails and it made a difference that you can actually notice. Noticeably quieter.
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    January 22, 2013 at 5:05 pm #547946 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    How much weight do they add?

    They weigh 3 oz.

    January 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm #547947 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    Any speed loss with the added weight???? Thanks.

    No speed loss at all. Actually the gained 1 FPS. I was surprised by this so I called Axion to see what they found. They had the same result with their testing.

    For sake of argument I just say that speed stays the same.

    January 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm #547948 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    Cool… Could you post the actual numbers? Or at least the spread between them…:thumbup

    As a rule, I never post actual numbers, as they can vary depending on procedure and environment.

    The limb dampers were almost 2 decibels quieter on average than the stock bow. That’s a noticeable difference. Especially for a bow that’s so quiet to begin with.

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