bowshock

bowshock

[′bau̇‚shäk]
(astrophysics)
The shock wave set up by the interaction of the supersonic solar wind with a planet's magnetic field.
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In front was a bowshock of glowing gas like the wave a boat makes as it pushes through the water.
Vibracheck has been on a quest to reduce bowshock and silence bows for the last 14 years.
There was some noticeable noise and bowshock when I first shot the bow, but when I attached an active stabilizer I could recognize a difference in noise reduction and minimized shock that will benefit any hunting.