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For me, the STS is the best product I have added to a bow since I started shooting 40 yrs ago. As mentioned by Glockman above, some of us have a problem of contact with our arm/wrist as the string follows through. My problem of hitting my arm played a part in the bows I bought as a heigher brace height helped reduce the problem. One of the reasons I bought a Q2XL was the 7.5 " brace height. Talk to any pro about hitting your arm and their gonna tell you, your form is not right and your draw length is too long. I've been told for years, I need to shoot with a bent elbow and shooting a shorter draw length does help accomplish the bent elbow form. Well, the shorter draw length totally screwed up my comfort level and consistency so I opted to shoot what was comfortable and do my best develop an effective arm guard. When hunting, it was even more critical for me to keep my hunting cloths compressed so they did not interfere with my shot. A tight sock over the sleeve of my bow arm worked well, but every once in a while, the string would get caught up resulting in a bad shot. When the STS came out I read the reviews and opinions and noticed some mentioned that is helped with their arm slap problems. I ordered one for my Q2XL and yes, I was amazed at how it quieted the bow but more important to me, the STS eliminated my arm slap problem. No longer did I need an arm guard for hunting or target shooting. Talk about feeling weird...all my life I had used an arm guard...now, I felt naked without one. My shooting improved as my form was more consistent. I was more relaxed and confident not worrying about getting buzzed by the string. It even changed my choice of bows... Before the STS, I never would consider buying a shorter brace height bow. But now, I had a plan, to buy a bow for hunting that packed more KE. I bought a used, but like new ultra max from a Mathews pro, Jerry, who had purchased the bow (for his wife) from another Mathews pro, Jeanna Allbritainfor. I was told this was one of Jeanna's backup bows. I then purchased another STS for the Ultra Max and after changing the bow over from a mini max cam to a max cam, 30" draw, I was able to shoot the bow, a 6 1/4 " brace height, without hitting my arm or hunting cloths. The fact that the STS has quitted and dampened vibration of both my Q2XL and my Ultra Max...that is just a plus as to the real reason I purchased the STS. And talk about stepping up in performance...before I put all the hunting add on's to my string, with just a tied on nock, using a 5 grains per pound arrow, at 30" draw, the bow shot 324/325 fps at 56 lbs. For me, the Ultra Max became my perfect hunting bow. The past two years I have taken two very nice bucks, one shot at 30yds and one at 10 yds and both were complete pass through. I'm shooting a 385 grain arrow at 270 fps with something like 62 ft-lbs of KE. Anyone with the problem of the string twanging your bow arm ...you might want to consider adding an STS to your bow...worked for me...mac
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