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  1. gascrewgunn

    gascrewgunn Senior Refuge Member

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    Just got some to try mixed with full bodies. My question is the opening...do they loosen up and get a little larger and maintain that oval like shape after a little use and how strong is that little plastic band inside the tyvek....can you stretch it a bit to open without fear of breaking it.
     
  2. negooseman

    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    Band is strong. The ones I own which are a few seasons old, the bands stay deformed and do not open any farther.
     
  3. marshmob

    marshmob Senior Refuge Member

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    Have 15dz and same as negooseman. Annoying to see but it doesn’t affect the performance.
     
  4. Fozzbear

    Fozzbear Senior Refuge Member

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    What they said.
     
  5. CNWD

    CNWD Senior Refuge Member

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    The oring/rubber based collar, that Anser Decoys use is the best on the market. No memory at all always stays open. The plastic banding, once it is bent or folded it takes a bunch of massaging to get it back to were the opening stays like you want it. All other brands of windsocks on the market us the plastic banding for the collars.
    Quote from their site.
    "Our stay-open, crush-proof collars not only help maximize wind gathering on those low wind days, they keep the body wide on no-wind days."
     
  6. Juvie Juke Box

    Juvie Juke Box Senior Refuge Member Sponsor

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    I realize this isn't a whiterock (its a skyfly) but these simple rubber "washers" keep the bags open and in original shape. Sure some get a little bent just like any other but for the most part stay in their original shape with these. Guess I'm not sure what white rocks use, or don't use for this aspect. And by no means is this post intended to bash WR. They're adjustable so if for some reason you want them open or closed in some other shape you can. Or need to re stretch them. These two I just randomly grabbed out of a tote, probably 2 or 3 year old decoys. If there was someway to retrofit them on your White Rocks, they only run a guy $7 per 100.
     
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  7. negooseman

    negooseman Senior Refuge Member

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    Do you have to move those washers in place each time you set up or pick up?
     
  8. Juvie Juke Box

    Juvie Juke Box Senior Refuge Member Sponsor

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    No we leave them as is, they stay put pretty well. if you wanted to get super technical you could glue down that way they'd never move.
     
  9. backwater1

    backwater1 Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    We'd like to start by saying the shape of the collar makes no difference to the amount of wind it takes to fill up your decoys.....and certainly will not effect the numbers of geese you shoot.

    However as always we listen to you guys and will always continue to improve our product line anywhere possible. And in fact we just received our true engineered solution for this "problem" that ya'll have been asking us to look at.

    Collar Keepers that will adjust the shape of the banding to your liking! They will easily snap on all existing White Rock Decoys.

    They'll be up on the website in a couple days. Watch for 'em.


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    http://whiterockdecoys.com/
     
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  10. CNWD

    CNWD Senior Refuge Member

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    No disassembly needed to install.... Great idea.
     

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