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Chasing the Whisker Biscuit: Trying to Dethrone the King of Containment Rests!

Posted by Jason Meade on 3/10/2017
mighty biscuit
If you are interested in archery even just a little bit, then you have more than likely heard of the Trophy Ridge Whisker Biscuit. It is also pretty likely that you have either used one at some point or maybe even use one as your primary arrow rest right now, and if so, you are far from alone. When the Whisker Biscuit hit the market it changed everything and it also started making a lot of money very fast. Other companies would soon take notice and decide to try and get a slice of the action. This is when we were all treated to a seemingly never ending stream of arrow rests trying steal the Biscuit's thunder. Did any one manage to pull it off? Why was is so hard to compete?

Top 3 Failed Archery Products I Have Encountered Over the Years

Posted by Jason Meade on 3/3/2017
failed products
In an industry full of various product manufacturers that are constantly attempting to "one up" each other, customers are bound to encounter a few, not so good, ideas at some point along the way. Here at Hunter's Friend we always do our best to give any product a fair chance, at least until it becomes clear the product in question is, for one reason or another, a flop. This could be due to the product not being durable enough, or well designed enough, or it could be that the product was fine but it simply did not interest many customers. No matter what the reason may be, here are my picks for the top three failed archery products I have encountered over the years.

My Top 3 Crazy Customer Service Situations at Hunter's Friend

Posted by Jason Meade on 2/13/2017

Anyone that has ever worked in customer service can probably tell you some crazy stories about situations that were sort of, to put it lightly, out of the ordinary! I spent 7 years at Hunter's Friend answering phones and dealing with what ever came my way. In this list I am going to reminisce on my top 3 craziest customer service situations that I have personally dealt with over the years here at the shop.

Dry Fires Blow....Up Your Bow

Posted by Jason Meade on 2/13/2017
dry fired bow
One of the most horrible noises you can possibly hear is the noise caused by dry firing a bow ... "shhhllliiinnkkk!!!" It is the sound of pure destruction and sometimes literal pain (to the shooter's forearm). The damage of a dry fire can vary from none to....BOOM!, but there is no lying about a dry fire. Seasoned archery shops can spot them a mile away. Lets dive into the touchy subject of dry fires!

The Big-Box Race to the Bottom

Posted by Michael Blanton on 2/10/2017
photo of big empty box
How the archery industry ended up in a giant cardboard dumpster. Who led us there? Can anyone lead us back?