The SAS Archery Aluminum Bow Stabilizer brings enough variety to the table to suit the needs of most compound bow hunters. With three size and weight combinations and two color options there is something for everyone. The strong aluminum construction combined with its unique design really makes this stabilizer stand out among the competition.
SAS Aluminum Stabilizer Details
The shortest of the options is 5 inches and weighs a light 5.3 ounces. This is a good option for compact and maneuverable bow configurations, especially when hunting from a tree stand. However, due to the lighter overall weight, it may not be enough to add balance and adequate stability to make a worthwhile difference. This size option will do best on bows that only need a small amount of counterweight to balance.
The next option is an 8 inch version that weighs 6.5 ounces. Being the middle of the road option this one is most suitable for the majority of archers. It is long enough and heavy enough that it will add significant stability to a modest compound bow setup.
Yet 8 inches is not too unwieldy, but may be just enough to make climbing into tree stands tricky. The third and final option has a length of 11 inches and weighs an impressive 10 ounces. Given that it is heavier and longer it will definitely provide an increased level of balance and stability, although the configuration of your compound bow will play a factor.
The length of this version may be a bit cumbersome in the field and tight spaces, but is a great option for the range and competitive shooting.
Even though this stabilizer does not have significant weight located on the end of it, it’s distributed weight manages to create enough noticeable stability.
By choosing the right size and weight option you will likely see results in the form of tighter groupings, more controlled draws, and reduced vibration and shock. To that end, SAS Archery touts their “extreme vibration dampening technology” and promises “full draw counter balance.” You will certainly experience the difference with this stabilizer.
Not only does the SAS Archery Aluminum Bow Stabilizer live up to its performance claims, but it also looks great while doing it. It adds a unique aesthetic to any bow with an agreeable black finish and a camo finish. The design includes a myriad of holes of varying sizes, creating an intricate pattern in the durable aluminum body. A single shaft runs through the center of the stabilizer, visible through the stylized holes. These openings in the build allow wind and air to pass through, which reduces the sway from such conditions.
Conclusion to our SAS Stabilizer Review
The combined efforts of a strong construction, gorgeous and appealing design, and reliable function makes this a great choice among the top stabilizers.
The three different size options provides the consumer with control over their setup and meets the needs of many compound setups and personal preferences. Unfortunately, this stabilizer’s major shortcoming is that it does not have any additional customizations or optional attachments. It also doesn’t come with a wrist sling, so you will have to provide your own. Those two minor gripes aside, this is a fantastic stabilizer that does what is meant to and looks very sleek.