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:
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.Great Review NOW I’m thinking of trying them on
the MR5MR5 Black #60 25"dl MR5 Camo #60 25"dlHow much is a set of them? I would be tempted to get a set for my Creed.
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.That’s cheap. The Stabilizers are worth that much. I might snag a set with Lites in there.
Location: South DakotaVince,
Which size Limb Damper did you get?Yes that will be good to know. I’m gonna guess the 3/4″ to 1″.
Location: Call me...867-5309Cool… Could you post the actual numbers? Or at least the spread between them…The end is near....
Joined: 2/27/2010How much weight do they add?Geeze that’s a lot of Harmonic Stabs on that bow… How much weight was added with all of them? Total weight without quiver?Mathews MR5 29"@70lbs 620gr @ 261fps Victory VAP250 w/ SS insert & 190gr Steelforce Single Bevel African Phathead 22.75% FOC Elite Judge 29"@70lbs "When it comes to hits try for the best but prepare for the worst." Dr. Ashby
Joined: 5/11/2011Any speed loss with the added weight???? Thanks.
Location: MAI’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.Z7MAGNUM CREED PROSTRINGS HHA FIRENOCK CARBON EXPRESS
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.
Cool… Could you post the actual numbers? Or at least the spread between them…
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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