November 09, 2015 5 min read
You setup your single pin sight, or any pin on a multi pin sight, to be your “floater” pin. When the dial is set to 40 yards, your floater pin becomes the 40 yard pin. If the dial is set to 73 yards, your floater pin is now set for 73 yards. On a multi pin setup, the best practice would be to make the bottom pin the floater. Watch Steve’s tutorial on how to properly setup your “slider” here (insert link). Included with all Vertical Drive sights are 54 “tapes”. Tapes are the yardage markers that go on the sight. Different setups require different tapes, based on speed and weight of your arrow.The Pure Gold Vertical drive is smooth and quiet. They have included 54 tapes to fit your current setup, but you still have to cut them out yourself. They are one sided sticky tapes, and it's not a big deal, but it would be nice if they were pre-cut. The Black Gold Pure series is on the heavy side. Black Gold says it's almost 2 oz lighter than last years PURE sight, but at 11.4 oz it's still on the heavy side, however it is lighter than other sights on the market. That is the price you pay for a strong 7075 billet Aluminum Alloy vertical drive (slider) sight. If you’re concerned about weight, you should take a look at the new Ascent Verdict. It has been given quite a few upgrades of its own, and I really like it. (see below) Shooting the Pure Gold was great. The pins are bright and clear. The new location for the level makes it stand out in your view. It is smaller and yet easier to see. The photochromatic shell works great in bright sunlight dimming the pins so there is no halo effect, and the vertical adjustment knob is just the right tension for making precise changes. I shot better with this sight. I honestly don't know why, could be the extra weight out front, but i can't deny that i saw tighter groups. Comparing the 2016 to the 2015, there are four major changes.
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