I have been shooting my recurve a lot this past year, about 6 hours a week. I get good arrow flight and am using the correctly spined arrows with the proper tip weight. Arrows fly and impact the target straight. I am thinking about going back to a stick on rest like a Bear weather rest or an NAP Flipper. I started with these and then switched to rug rest off the shelf last year. I am sick of replacing the rug rest all the time. The rug rest starts to wear along the outside edge of the arrow shelf. I am on my third rest rest this year. I am shooting a total arrow weight of 415 grains, at 44 pounds, using a dacron endless loop string and a tab. My arrows and feathers show no signs of poor flight and these arrows bare shafted fine. Somebody with more traditional knowledge than me please chime in. I have only been shooting my recurve for about three years. My local shop said that this is normal wear considering the amount I am shooting. Thanks.