When you draw, the end comes back like a hammer to a gun. When you release the hammer hits a pin that makes the sizzors spring open. It is a somewhat more complicated design, but it does give you total fletching clearance for any style of fletchings you want to use, and the only piece of plastic thats external is on the top arm, and you could still shoot your bow if that broke. Also its super simple to adjust.
I played with one at the Gander MT in College Station for an hour or so before I bought it. It was on sale, I think I paid $90 +tax for it.
I did look at the Octane trip wire, but I decided that I wanted a containment rest. The other two I looked at was the trophy take xtreme, not total containment, but also not made of plastic, and the ripcord, which had too many plastic pieces for me to feel comfortable with.
I guess eventually the spring inside of this guy could give out, or the plastic piece on the top arm could break, but hopefully not any time soon. It seems fairly robust when you handle it, so if you guys have one at your store, I would check it out.
It's a fact that 70 percent of the people who purchase heavier tackle do so with the categorical I just lost a huge snook! Einstein Hairdo.The other 30 percent have either Tarpon Fever or are sporting a hand cramped into a claw from a deepwater grouper.