To create and produce the most innovative technically advanced mobile shooting rest system to help hunters be more successful and comfortable under the physical and mental demands of making that important shot in extreme conditions.
We are hunters who are obsessed with hunting and gear that performs to make us more successful. We’re always thinking about how to make something better or what innovative idea could lead to a breakthrough. Often it begins innocently with our frustration with existing gear. Such was the case with shooting sticks and mobile rests.
So we asked ourselves what doesn’t work with what we’ve been using? That was the easy part. For starters most rests are single purpose and therefore limited at best. We always seemed to need what we didn’t have whether a bipod, monopod or tripod for standing, sitting or prone. Setup was often slow and most were clumsy, too heavy and bulky, didn’t pack well, or in the other extreme fragile, unsteady and easily broken. Plus they were slow to adjust (if you could adjust them at all…) and our body and arm movement setting and resetting lever locks was anything but stealthy.
The designs were essentially taken from camera tripods or tent poles and it shows. Some bracketed back to your body or belt and were unstable at even moderate ranges. The rifle mounted bipods are stable but limited in elevation or terrain, catch on vegetation and change a firearm’s balance. All this was not a confidence builder in those moments of truth when our shot counted.
Our goal was to design a major innovative breakthrough product or not even bother. We needed to solve real problems and had no interest in another “me too” product.
The only way to make a rest perform fluidly like this was to have it ride on the legs like rails. That seemed somewhat obvious to us in the beginning, but the mechanism and controls kept us up late for over two years. We knew the solution would be a real game changer so we designed, prototyped, refined, tested and repeated the process until we were satisfied. Four years and three patents later shooting sticks had evolved into the STEALTHPOD X shooting system.
Confidence (noun): That feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something…firm trust
Have the confidence to feel like you’ll never miss again and be “Ready For Every Shot”.
Bottom line: Roll wrapped carbon fiber is ideal for trekking poles. If you buy a carbon fiber pole from a reputable brand, you’ll know it is well designed and engineered. If you buy a random off-brand, you’re rolling the dice on quality. Argali