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Before you purchase an STS, I would recommend testing it on your bow to see how it affects a bow that has been paper tuned. Of course, that's if tuning your bow is important to you. I purchased and used the STS on my Switchback last year and was pleased with the effect on noise reduction. I did not shoot through paper after installing it, though. It was paper tuned and shooting well before I installed it and the fella at the local shop insisted that it wouldn't affect things. This year, I have upgraded to the XT and tried it on the bow after it had been paper tuned. It made a noticeable difference in noise reduction as expected, but it also made a difference in tuning. Basically, it wouldn't tune with the STS installed. My decision was made when a different bow guru asked if I wanted a slightly louder bow that shoots great or a bow that's quiet but won't tune.
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