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Description:

Not all stabilisers are created equally.

The Certo and Aeris stabilisers are how all stabilisers should be made – For tournament archers, competing in real world shooting conditions.

Features:

  • 20mm, high rigidity carbon shaft
  • Solid aluminium mounting bushings
  • Silicone damper unit (included)
  • Solid Steel weights (included)
  • Adjustable mounting thread to ensure graphics are always the right way up!

FAQ

Q – Are they designed for recurve or compound bows?
A – Both.  There is no difference between a reurve or compound stabiliser.

Q - What is the difference between the CERTO and AERIS?
A – The shaft. 

The CERTO features a pure carbon, 100% unidirectional shaft for maximum possible rigidity.  (22% stiffer than Aeris. 50% stiffer than some other leading brands). The CERTO shaft is approximatly 12% lighter than the AERIS shaft.

The AREIS features a dual core carbon shaft.  1 x 1mm 100% pure carbon, unidirectional layer.  1 x 1mm carbon mix layer.

Q - What is the difference between the dampers?
A - Flexibility.

The standard 25mm damper is suitable for most applications and can hold up to 4 steel weights.

The 40mm damper is recommended only for 1 steel weight.

A NOTE ABOUT STABILISER DESIGN

A stabiliser is all too often relegated to last place when budgeting for equipment. The simple fact is that stabilisers can have a dramatic effect on how a bow performs. Maybe not in a laboratory, or in a shooting machine. But in the human world, the less than perfect “oops, I didn’t mean to do that” world of real shooting. In tense, difficult conditions, the right stabiliser set up can save your score.

If we all shot perfect shots, every time, stabilisers wouldn’t matter. But since we are not all shooting machines, stabilisers should be given every bit as much consideration as the bow you are fitting them to.

There are two primary functions of a stabiliser, and one secondary function.

Primary:

• Improve Forgiveness
• Improve Aim

Secondary:

• Control Vibration.

Improve Forgiveness

This is one of the primary functions of a stabiliser. When a shot is executed, the bow should remain as stable as possible while the arrow is pushed through the bow. When a bow is drawn, all sorts of uneven pressures are built up in the bow. At the moment of loose, all of these pressures are released, all wanting to push the bow in different directions.

If this movement was exactly the same each time, as if shot from a machine, it could be argued that it wouldn’t affect accuracy.

But since some of these pressures that build up are generated from your contact with the bow (e.g. grip contact, string contact) they are not the same every time. In fact, they can be drastically different! (e.g. a bad loose). This is where the word ‘forgiveness’ comes into the equation.

The act of suspending weights at a distance away from the bow makes it harder for these forces to move the bow off line. The greater the weight, the more forgiving the bow becomes.

If you are a follower of archery trends, you will have noticed in recent years how the best archers are using more and more weight on their stabilisers. Unfortunately, many stabilisers currently on the market can not handle this weight. If the shaft of the stabiliser is too weak (too flexible) the effect of the added weight is neutralised due to the whip of the rod.

The CERTO and AERIS stabiliser feature ultra stiff carbon shafts that can accommodate heavy weights if so desired. The CERTO rod in particular features a 100% unidirectional, pure carbon shaft for the maximum possible rigidity.

Improve Aim

It should be obvious, even to the uninitiated, that a perfectly balanced bow will aim steadier. Some bows, even without stabilisers, can be surprisingly well balanced. But rarely could a naked bow be called perfect. Since the way a bow is balanced is most critical at full draw, it is hard to measure exactly where the balance point should be. It will certainly be different from the braced position. Therefore experimentation of weights between front and rear/side rods will affect your aim and is a key part of the tuning process.

As to how much weight is used? This can be quite a subjective and individual aspect to stabilisation. Generally, a heavy weight load out will ‘slow’ your aim. A lighter load out will be more responsive. E.g. if you drift out of the gold with a light set up, you can return more quickly to the centre. This might sound good, but you probably drifted further out than you would have done with a heavy load out in the first place…

Also, consider how your aim responds in different situations. E.g. What happens when you are nervous? Or on a windy day? Your optimal indoor set up could be different to your optimal outdoor set up.

On balance, we feel that advantages of heavier weight load outs out way the disadvantages. With one exception - Physical strength. If you over do the weight, and you do not have the physical conditioning to cope with it, your technique will suffer and your scores will drop. Technique is king! Never compromise!

So be sure to select a stabiiser that can accomodate heavy weights should you desire to experiment.

Control Vibration

The secondary function of a good stabiliser is vibration control. We regularly see stabiliser tests with heavy emphasis on vibration dissipation. You know the ones - Those frequency charts that look like they are measuring seismic activity. It seems this function of a stabiliser is being given disproportionate attention. The fact is that bow design today has progressed immensely from bows of 5 years ago. They are inherently low vibration pieces of equipment. So while we don’t want to marginalise the importance of vibration control, in regards to stabilisation, it is a secondary function.

So although we feel vibration control is a secondary function, we still wanted to design the BEST damper unit of any stabiliser on the market! We shortened and widened the damper, so it could work effectively with heavier end weights, and experimented with different materials. We added free floating harmonic steel rings mounted around silicone to further enhance the vibration absorbing qualities. The result is a unique, effective silicone damper system. And we have included it as standard!

Summary

Taking all of the above into consideration, we beleive we have created the most effective stabiliser system on the market today.

We hope you agree.

 

 

SKU MODEL COLOUR WEIGHT (EXCLUDING DAMPER UNIT) RRP (INCLUDING DAMPER AND WEIGHTS)
717500 CERTO LONG ROD - 27" ORANGE 167 grams / 5.9 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717501 CERTO LONG ROD - 27" BLACK 167 grams / 5.9 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717502 CERTO LONG ROD - 27" RED 167 grams / 5.9 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717503 CERTO LONG ROD - 27" BLUE 167 grams / 5.9 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717504 CERTO LONG ROD - 27" SILVER 167 grams / 5.9 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717505 CERTO LONG ROD - 30" ORANGE 179 grams / 6.3 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717506 CERTO LONG ROD - 30" BLACK 179 grams / 6.3 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717507 CERTO LONG ROD - 30" RED 179 grams / 6.3 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717508 CERTO LONG ROD - 30" BLUE 179 grams / 6.3 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717509 CERTO LONG ROD - 30" SILVER 179 grams / 6.3 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717510 CERTO LONG ROD - 33" ORANGE 190 grams / 6.7 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717511 CERTO LONG ROD - 33" BLACK 190 grams / 6.7 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717512 CERTO LONG ROD - 33" RED 190 grams / 6.7 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717513 CERTO LONG ROD - 33" BLUE 190 grams / 6.7 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717514 CERTO LONG ROD - 33" SILVER 190 grams / 6.7 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717515 CERTO LONG ROD - 36" ORANGE 200 grams / 7.1 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717516 CERTO LONG ROD - 36" BLACK 200 grams / 7.1 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717517 CERTO LONG ROD - 36" RED 200 grams / 7.1 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717518 CERTO LONG ROD - 36" BLUE 200 grams / 7.1 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717519 CERTO LONG ROD - 36" SILVER 200 grams / 7.1 oz £109 (GBP) / €155 (EURO)
717520 CERTO SHORT ROD - 15" ORANGE 119 grams / 4.2 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717521 CERTO SHORT ROD - 15" BLACK 119 grams / 4.2 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717522 CERTO SHORT ROD - 15" RED 119 grams / 4.2 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717523 CERTO SHORT ROD - 15" BLUE 119 grams / 4.2 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717524 CERTO SHORT ROD - 15" SILVER 119 grams / 4.2 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717525 CERTO SHORT ROD - 12" ORANGE 108 grams / 3.8 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717526 CERTO SHORT ROD - 12" BLACK 108 grams / 3.8 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717527 CERTO SHORT ROD - 12" RED 108 grams / 3.8 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717528 CERTO SHORT ROD - 12" BLUE 108 grams / 3.8 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717529 CERTO SHORT ROD - 12" SILVER 108 grams / 3.8 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717530 CERTO SHORT ROD - 10" ORANGE 103 grams / 3.6 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717531 CERTO SHORT ROD - 10" BLACK 103 grams / 3.6 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717532 CERTO SHORT ROD - 10" RED 103 grams / 3.6 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717533 CERTO SHORT ROD - 10" BLUE 103 grams / 3.6 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717534 CERTO SHORT ROD - 10" SILVER 103 grams / 3.6 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717535 CERTO SHORT ROD - 8" ORANGE 93 grams / 3.3 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717536 CERTO SHORT ROD - 8" BLACK 93 grams / 3.3 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717537 CERTO SHORT ROD - 8" RED 93 grams / 3.3 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717538 CERTO SHORT ROD - 8" BLUE 93 grams / 3.3 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
717539 CERTO SHORT ROD - 8" SILVER 93 grams / 3.3 oz £64 (GBP) / €91 (EURO)
 
Note: To calculte exact stabiliser weights, please use the component weights listed below in conjunction with the assembly diagram.
SKU DAMPER UNIT STANDARD COMPONENTS QTY REQUIRED WEIGHT (EACH)  
717540 SILICONE SHOULDER WASHER 2 10.9 grams / .38 oz  
717541 STAINLESS STEEL HARMONIC RINGS 2 12.03 grams / .425 oz  
717542 SOLID STAINLESS STEEL WEIGHTS (31.5MM X 6.35MM) ADJUSTABLE 37.45 grams / 1.32 oz  
717543 SILICONE DAMPER 'A' 35MM (STANDARD) 1 21.81 grams / .77 oz  
717544 ALUMINIUM END CAP 1 10.95 grams / .38 oz  
717545 1/4" UNC COUNTERSUNK SCREW 1 6.03 grams / .21 oz  
Optional Componets
SKU MODEL PACKING UNIT WEIGHT (EACH) RRP
717542 SOLID STAINLESS STEEL WEIGHTS (31.5MM X 6.35MM) 2 37.45 grams / 1.32 oz £6 (GBP) / €7 (EURO)
717547 SOLID STAINLESS STEEL WEIGHTS (31.5MM X 12.7MM) - OPTIONAL 1 74.9 grams / 2.64 oz

£4.50 (GBP) / €5.25 (EURO)

717543 SILICONE DAMPER 'A' 35MM (STANDARD) 1 21.81 grams / .77 oz £6.50 (GBP) / €7.50 (EURO)
717546 SILICONE DAMPER 'B' 40MM (OPTIONAL) 1 ## grams / ## oz £6.50 (GBP) / €7.50 (EURO)
717548 1/4" UNC COUNTERSUNK SCREW SET (One Each: 0.5", 0.75", 1", 1.25", 1.5") 5 SCREWS TOTAL N/A £2.80 (GBP) / €3.25 (EURO)
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