As expected, the first morning on the Louisville Show floor was jumping. Manufacturers, retailers and media personell flooded the aisles, scrambling like mice to see the latest and greatest. My first stop of the morning was at a neighboring booth.

The Quality Designs UltraRest HDX needs no introduction — the rest has been a staple for throngs of bowhunters and competition shooters for a number of years. But there is now a new storm brewing at QAD, and that storm comes in the form of the new-for-2016 QAD UltraRest MXT.QAD UltraRest MXT

According to QAD’s Kevin Fry, the prototypes of the release were finished this past Friday and shipped directly to the Show. Fry sat me down for a quick schooling on the new MXT, and I was very impressed. Boasting many of the same features as the HDX, the new MXT is a new micro-adjust version. That’s right — no more Allen wrench needed to make vertical and horizontal rest adjustments.

“The MXT is the really the first truly micro-adjust rest on the market,” Fry said. “Each click is just under .002 of an inch. Its quality is second to none, and we put in an anti-backlash. With this feature even the slot between the threads has been eliminated. There is no longer a need for a spacer block to allow the rest to fit various bow models because there is enough adjustment with this rest. The rest isn’t bulky. It’s very streamlined. We also redid the cord insert so that it’s much easier to thread and lock the cord in place. Plus, the thumbwheel has been redesigned. The thumbwheel is thinner, which helps for quiver clearance and brings the weight of the rest, which isn’t much, toward the bow.”

A fan of the QAD HDX, I can’t wait to give this new MXT a test run.