First and foremost, I am a feather shooter. So when the Blazer vanes hit the market, even though I loved them, I did not make the switch. I'm very set in my ways on some items. I still shoot cut on contact 2 blade broadheads and feathers, and I probably always will. When I discovered the Gateway Rayzr, I was instantly interested in trying them out.
I fletched an arrow with the Rayzrs and did some comparison shooting. I used an identical arrow on each set up: 28" 55/75 Gold Tip. I shot one with a 4" vane, 4" feather, Blazer vanes, and one with Rayzrs. I shot each through paper and target shot each from 10-20 yards
Each arrow paper tuned the same- perfect bullet hole everytime. Each arrow grouped the same. But here is the main difference- Silence. I have an indoor range, and if your bow makes a noise, you will amplify it indoors. My bow is ultra quiet. The only noise you can hear is from the feathers. Drawing back, the very front of my feathers drag on my whisker biscuit and in flight they have a slight whistle. The Rayzr eliminates this. Actually so does the 4" vane and Blazer, but we are discussing the Rayzr so I will not get off the subject.
For me, the Rayzr is the answer to my prayers. They give me the silence of the Blazer and the guidance of a 4" vane, but I still get to shoot feathers. The other thing I like about them is they look great. They are shield cut, so they have a traditional look ingrained with modern technology. Gateway cuts these from a very specific part of the turkey feather, making them very durable and very easy to work with.
I give the Rayzr a perfect 10. I can guarantee I will be shooting these next season.