New & Noteworthy

A REST THAT DUCKS

Rests that drop away to let the arrow's fletching clear unimpeded have been around for a few years and have not changed much. Now someone has made a better mousetrap. Trophy Ridge's Drop Zone falls a full inch (others move only half an inch), and it also cradles the arrow. A field test revealed one minor shortfall: The rest's arm made a little "thump" as it came to a stop at full draw. A bit of moleskin fixed this. ($100 in black and $110 in camo; 406-388-7781; www.trophyridge.com)

ONE SOLID BROADHEAD

It's good to see new technology strengthening a traditional design. G5 Outdoors L.L.C. is making its two styles of fixed-blade broadheads--a two-blade called the B-52 and a three-blade called the Montec--with the metal injection mold process. There are no welds, so the blades are stronger. ($26 for three B-52s and $30 for three Montecs; 810-392-8431; www.g5outdoors.com)

ADJUSTABLE SHARPENER

The DMT Diamond Broadhead Sharpener contains two 3-inch Diamond Whetstones mounted on a stand. The whetstones adjust to the correct angle necessary to get a razor edge on any broadhead. ($39.90; 508-481-5944; www.dmtsharp.com)