I had been using Mybo Aeris long rods and short rods for a while. My short rods are 15” and so quite long. I also had some problems with the V bar and extension moving around whilst shooting. So I had been looking out for some used HMC 22 stabilisers. I found a whole set on eBay and decided to watch them and then have a bid on them. IN the end they went for only £40 less than buying them new. But after seeing the HMC 22 sets they are still quite thick, so would still catch the wind a bit. I then learnt that Win&Win had also released a new version of the W&W WiaWis ACS Nano stabilisers.
I liked the fact that they had also released matching extenders and v-bars. I decided to order the 10” W&W WiaWis ACS Nano short rods, 4” extender and the carbon v-bar from Merlin. The delivery was super quick as the items were in stock. I decided to keep my Mybo Aeris long rod, although I may change the long rod at some point in the future.
When the items arrived in the box they certainly didn’t look like I’d spent nearly £150. But the items soon add up. But as soon as I had opened the items the build quality looked amazing. These things look like real quality. What I couldn’t quite work out is why the Mybo Aeris cost more than the new W&W WiaWis ACS Nano short rods.
Everything arrived in nice tubes and plastic tubs. Each item arrived with some nice transparent thin washers to help everything screw together tightly. You don’t get any extra weights with them, just the standard ones. Although extra ones can be ordered for a few (£) pounds each, if you can find them. This was a bit of a shame as you get a few with the Mybo ones and you can configure them how you want on the Mybo short rods.
Putting the v-bar, extender and short rods was really easy and they all looked really good. I just had to remove one of my weights from the long rod to balance it all up. You balance the setup by turning your bow upside down and placing your finger about an inch along the extender from the edge of the riser, and make sure it balances.
I also decided to weigh the WiaWis setup when it was attached to my Mybo long rod and compare that to the setup with the Mybo short rods. I also weighed each individual items, here are the findings:
Mybo Aeris 30″ Long rod + Mybo Extender + Mybo V-Bar + Mybo Aeris 15″ short rods = 980g
Mybo Aeris 30″ Long rod + WiaWis Extender + W&W CX2 V-Bar + 10″ W&W WiaWis short rods = 750g
Mybo Extender = 90g
W&W WiaWis Extender = 60g
Mybo V-Bar = 50g
W&W CX2 V-Bar = 50g
One nice thing about owning the matching long rod is that the long rod has an extra long thread allowing you to get rid of the v-bar connector, as the long rod can then connect directly to the v-bar, saving around 40g in weight.
But how do they dampen? Well, no very well indeed is the answer. There is no comeback after release, no shake, no wobbles. I love them, worth every penny. Plus they are thin, and take up less space in my kit bag.
If you want to have a closer look at the W&W WiaWis ACS Nano stabilisers I have created a video review on YouTube here.