- Three Fingers : Designed to achieve the smallest contact surface physically possible, the AeroRest boasts virtually no friction while shooting. But how can it execute such a feat? The answer is material science. On a circle or sphere, the plane that touches its curved surface is called a tangent. And that “plane,” at least on a material as exceptionally hard as ceramic, is actually a point. With two or three fingers having one point of contact each, our AeroRest still remains a full containment system.
- Ceramic Ball Bearings : Each support is topped with a sphere or ball. With the ball bearings being made of ceramic, one of the hardest materials in the world, the tangents or points of contact are even smaller—the roundness is ensured. Under these first ball bearings in each of these supports is another ceramic ball bearings, making a total of six ball bearings. And under all those ball bearings is a spring, therefore three springs total. With this two ball bearings and spring design, you can fine adjust the suspension system of each support to perfectly match the flex of your arrow, making you shoot faster, straighter and more accurately.
- Magic 96-Degree Design : For AeroRests with a cock vane down design, between the two lower fingers, there is exactly 96 degrees of separation. This perfect amount of separation allows the AeroRest to shoot ultra slim, slim and standard arrows—shafts with an OD or outside diameter from 4mm to 12mm—with only three simple setup steps described in the manual.
The Vertical AeroRest Series
There are two main vertical versions of AeroRest: Standard and Micro-adjust. As pictured above, there are also two sub-versions of the Standard AeroRest. The only difference between the two AeroRests are their sidebars. ARST00 is made from 7075-T5 Aluminum, finished with a Type II Level 3 anodization, and is laser marked with guidelines. The ARST0H, on the other hand, boasts a GR5 Titanium side bar that is machined to be hollow. Although titanium is more expensive, due to the lack of finish, both sidebars (and therefore both AeroRests) are the same price.
Additionally, since 2017, both Standard AeroRests come with a new, longer bow mount to allow the use of two AeroRest mounting screws for stability, reliability and to eliminate the need for set screws.
The Micro-adjust AeroRest
Firenock Micro-adjust AeroRest utilizes the same C-frame as the standard AeroRest. Thus, all that is great about the Standard AeroRests apply to the two Micro-adjust sub-versions. The Micro-adjust AeroRest’s ability is actually US patented (US Patent: 8,967,133). But what is so special about it? The answer lies in its capacity to adjust both vertically and horizontally at the same time with only one fastener. Further, because both axes are based on a vernier scale micrometer, when we say “micro,” we mean possible visible adjustments as fine as 0.1mm per direction.
There are currently two sidebar lengths to choose from during purchase for the Micro-adjust AeroRest. These options are to accommodate nearly any vertical bow in the market. The standard sidebar can extend up to 15mm from the AeroRest mounting surface, while the longer one allows another 10mm for a total of 25mm of extension from the AeroRest surface. This more extended sidebar has proven to accommodate bow risers with a sight window portion as thick as 1.25”.
The Crossbow AeroRest Series
In the past few years, due to the exponential growth occurring in the field of crossbow technology, there has also been an increasing demand for better, more precise arrow rests. Firenock recognize the need and, as of 2020, we offer five unique arrow rests for two of the most poplar crossbow series today.
AeroRest for PSE TAC Series (ARTACO)
For the who shoot their arrow in a cock vane up configuration, like required for the TAC crossbow, we developed the AeroRest for PSE TAC. Its application is unique because, due to its configuration requirements, an arrow must be (and is) perfectly balanced on the bottom finger. Fortunately however, since the AeroRest is based on a true tangent point, the actual contact surface will never exceed 0.000,012”. The ARTACO, fasteners sold separately, weighs 1.3 oz / 36 g.
AeroRest for Ravin (ARRAV0/1/2 and ARRAMI)
While all four of the AeroRest for Ravin also require a cock vane down configuration, due to the narrow front of Ravin crossbows, a rectangular instead of round frame was designed. Nonetheless, the mounting holes are identical to the OEM rest and additional features are included on every model. ARRAVI includes a simple water leveler while ARRAV2 also includes a close range aiming assistant. ARRAMI, like the original Micro-adjust, includes two axes (x and y) in one fastener as well as an additional axis of adjustment, the z-axis, for null point or node accommodations.