How to change the draw cord on QAD HDX Ultra Rest

The Quality Archery Design (QAD) Ultra Rest is a popular arrow rest used by many archers today.

It’s a full-capture, drop-away rest, that’s triggered by a cord tied into, or clamped onto, the bow cable that pulls down as you draw the string.

From time to time, the rest cord can wear out, or you might want to change it to match your bow’s color-scheme or you might need to change it upon moving the rest from one bow to another.

In this video, Lancaster Archery TechXPert P.J. Reilly shows you how to change the cord on the Ultra Rest HDX.

This process would apply to most of the new QAD Ultra Rests. Some older models, as well as the current Hunter and LD Pro series rests, have a slightly different construction, and so this video can help guide you in changing the cord on those rests, but the process is not exactly the same.

Q.A.D. Ultrarest HDX

Lancaster Archery Supply TechXPert Wesley Benoit demonstrates the features and functions of the Quality Archery Designs (QAD) Ultrarest HDX. This is an arrow rest designed specifically for compound bows.

It’s a full-capture rest, which means the arrow is fully contained by the rest when it’s activated. It cannot fall out, no matter how the archer turns the bow. That makes it ideal for bowhunters.

It’s a drop-away rest, which means the rest drops out of the way of the arrow when the string is released. That means there’s no chance of the rest impacting the arrow’s flight.

Wesley walks through the adjustment features of the rest, and explains how it functions on the bow.