Standard AeroRest in 3MIL AL Oxide and Camo Finish
Micro Adjustable AeroRest in standard "C" and "U" frame in 3MIL AL oxide Finish
2013 AeroRest Improvements:
To address these issues we have made some changes to the 2013 AeroRest. We also have not forgotten about our loyal customers who already own an AeroRest. Therefore, an upgrade kit is now available for those who already own an AeroRest and want to set it up on a new bow easier. This upgrade kit will be available for anyone who owns an AeroRest for the cost of shipping and handling alone. If you already own a 2012 AeroRest, you only need to show ownership by sending us a picture of it alone together with the upgrade fee. If you have purchased from us directly, all you need do is send in the $5.00 shippiong and handling fee, as we should already have all the information. This upgrade is going to cost only $5.00 and has been available since 1st January 2013. A step by step video to show how to upgrade is on YouTube.com since. For those who want this upgrade kit, please send payment via check or money order to AeroRest Update 2013, 511 Robert Street, Henry IL 61537. A 16 page 2013 Firenock catalog and price list is also included with the shipping. The upgrade kit includes:
Standard version: $89.95 (camo option)
Micro Adjust version: $174.95 (U Frame option)
Optional Titanium Spacer Pack: $9.95
AeroRest Technical Tour
AeroRest provides the security of a full containment rest while enabling the arrow to have a maximum of three points contacting the rest. The magic of AeroRest lies within each finger which contains two ceramic ball bearings and a beryllium copper mini spring.
AeroRest utilizes two differently sized ceramic ball bearings and a tension spring in each finger to allow for micro tension adjustment between the fingers and the arrow. The tension is micro adjustable via the slot at the end of the spring tension plug and a flat head screw driver.
The use of high spec ABEC#5 ceramic ball bearings ensures smooth shooting by providing a super hard and low friction surface for the arrow to rest upon. The total arrow contact with the ceramic ball bearings is designed not to exceed +0.000,0/-0.000,2 inches which translates to 0.000,000,4 square inches per ball bearing. Furthermore, due to the hardness and light weight of the Si3N4 or ZiO2 ceramic ball bearings the greatest possible friction surface area between the three ball bearings and the arrow will be the tangent of the ceramic balls and the lips of their hard anodized aluminum cup retainers.
To ensure the smooth operation of the ball bearings and the durability of the system, the cup retainers are Type/Level 3 hard anodized MIL-A-8625 aluminum, which means their surface hardness is similar to ceramics.
The AeroRest design specifications described above maximize friction reduction between an arrow and the AeroRest.
The Magic of the AeroRest Summarized
A "HOW TO" guide to tune AeroRest for a forgiving bullet holes
Mount the Aero-Rest to your bow. Mount the rest as far back towards your nock as clearance allows. Make sure the rest is level with the riser. Using a flat tip Jeweler's screwdriver, tighten the spring tensioners completely tight so there is no play in the ceramic ball bearings. Start to shoot through paper at a distance of 6-10 feet. Adjust the rest accordingly to get the tear down to a single hole with no or very little tear. If you do have a tear, make sure it is exactly at 12 o'clock. Once you have achieved the bullet hole, or a slight 12 o'clock tear, start to loosen the spring tension screws with the Jeweler's screwdriver. Loosen these one half turn at a time and shoot until you have a tear at exactly the 6 o'clock position. Turn the spring tension screws back up one half turn. Now the rest is set to be the most forgiving it can be while still producing a bullet hole through paper.
Engineering Diagram above: