You are Unregistered, please register to be able to read posts in all forums and participate in the discussion.
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 22
  1. #1
    Senior Member chelleo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Rafael, CA
    Posts
    451

    Default Releases...Help!

    Ok folks...I'm looking for some ideas here. Has anyone used a back tension release before and if so yes or no on to get or not to get? I also need something for hubby that he doesn't need to turn his had much cause it hurts his arm to turn with back of hand to cheek. He definitly does not like or want the kind that strap on your wrist. I still don't understand how you're supposed to use those things when you have to move your finger a ton to shoot the darn thing.

    I currently have a Carter Target 2 release and it's ok but I've "heard" that the back tension ones are pretty nice.

    Lets here some feedback please....and thanks in advance.
    FBSA Member and Concierge
    Hoyt UltraElite 25" 40#, Carter Fits Me Too, Shibuya Compound Sight & Black Eagle scope, TT Spring Steel I, Slingbraid Custom Bow Slings, Quick Stand Bowstand, Carbon Express Nano XR

  2. #2
    Wheely Threads Wheely's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    5,602

    Default

    I have a Scott's, wrist strap, trigger release and I like it. I have never shot with anything else. I am going to try a BT release someday, but not for a while. If I didn't have the wrist strap to strap to my bow when I am not shooting, I would never have a release with me. My brother and I went hunting one time and when we got our bows out I realized I left my release home. I was soooo mad, then while laughing, he pulled it out of his pocket. He noticed I left it and grabbed it. So, point is, I have to use a release that I can ty to my bow

  3. #3
    ny911bowhunter
    Guest

    Default

    I love my Carter Evoluition Plus..........


    MMMMm - MMMMMM!

  4. #4
    Senior Member Holy Smokes's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    in Dixie Home of the Brave and land of the Free
    Posts
    6,715

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wheels3 View Post
    I have a Scott's, wrist strap, trigger release and I like it. I have never shot with anything else. I am going to try a BT release someday, but not for a while. If I didn't have the wrist strap to strap to my bow when I am not shooting, I would never have a release with me. My brother and I went hunting one time and when we got our bows out I realized I left my release home. I was soooo mad, then while laughing, he pulled it out of his pocket. He noticed I left it and grabbed it. So, point is, I have to use a release that I can ty to my bow
    Sounds like we might have a blonde here with dyed hair fellars. HS



    Switchback xt BYC LOOP- SHOOT NOW56# 385gr 2312 Eclipse 100gr Muzzy 256fps SEPTER RANGER STRINGS, 4th axis,335 jammers @ 61# =285 fps

  5. #5
    Senior Member Holy Smokes's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    in Dixie Home of the Brave and land of the Free
    Posts
    6,715

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chelleo View Post
    Ok folks...I'm looking for some ideas here. Has anyone used a back tension release before and if so yes or no on to get or not to get? I also need something for hubby that he doesn't need to turn his had much cause it hurts his arm to turn with back of hand to cheek. He definitly does not like or want the kind that strap on your wrist. I still don't understand how you're supposed to use those things when you have to move your finger a ton to shoot the darn thing.

    I currently have a Carter Target 2 release and it's ok but I've "heard" that the back tension ones are pretty nice.

    Lets here some feedback please....and thanks in advance.
    Idon't know how long ya been shootin but I havea scott itty bitty goose and have shot this type from tha get go'84' with release ,fingers for 11 yrs before that.
    Itried to do one lastyera and it was a hassle.
    If I wanted to deicate a year I could have mastered it> Soooo if you have not locked into it ..... HS



    Switchback xt BYC LOOP- SHOOT NOW56# 385gr 2312 Eclipse 100gr Muzzy 256fps SEPTER RANGER STRINGS, 4th axis,335 jammers @ 61# =285 fps

  6. #6
    Wheely Threads Wheely's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    5,602

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Holy Smokes View Post
    Sounds like we might have a blonde here with dyed hair fellars. HS
    No hair dyeing here, I a true brunnett

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    111

    Default

    from what I understand you can shoot back tension with most standard releases. So technicly you don't "have" to buy a new release.
    Martin Orion,26"DL,61#,366grn GT Exp. Hunters,100grn tips, 233fps, Scott mongoose release, STS, Alpine whisperflite drowaway rest, Sword micro apex 5 pin sight, and lots of limb saver add ons

  8. #8
    #1 THREAD KILLER Pinwheel1969's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    at your course..taking your money
    Posts
    1,999

    Default

    This is true!! you can shoot any releaase while using back tension. I use it hunting w/ my Tru-Ball stinger. Also, If your hubby wants to try back tension or you for that matter. I'd pratice w/ a string bow first for awhile. Until you get a true feel of how to properly draw it back consistantly w/ out smashing your face. Even a true tension release w/ a safety like a tru-ball sweet spot 2. I persoanlly like the Bt gold ultra 3 by tru-ball.
    Also find someone who has some experience w one. will help.. good luck
    I would like to thank all my sponsers:Alpine Archery Pro Staff, Tru-Ball Releases Staff , Hydronics Archery Pro Staff,Victory Arrows Staff, Bohning Archery , Vibra-Check , TP Scope Lenses Pro Staff, Mossy Oak Pro Staff....
    RANGER BOW STRINGS

  9. #9
    Senior Member chelleo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Rafael, CA
    Posts
    451

    Default

    Thanks tons for all the feedback...I found out tonight I was holding my release kind of incorrectly so I've corrected that and this fella had a release very similiar to my hubby's and showed him how to hold it better. When hubby feels better he'll be giving it a try.
    FBSA Member and Concierge
    Hoyt UltraElite 25" 40#, Carter Fits Me Too, Shibuya Compound Sight & Black Eagle scope, TT Spring Steel I, Slingbraid Custom Bow Slings, Quick Stand Bowstand, Carbon Express Nano XR

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tampa FL
    Posts
    149

    Default

    I got the tru ball 3-d thumb and absolutly love it. My groups size went from 4 inches to 2 inches at 20 yards. I shot a true fire wrist strap before. I shoot way more constant with it. I won't shoot anything else.

  11. #11
    RIP Ronhop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    3,967

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by slamdam View Post
    I got the tru ball 3-d thumb and absolutly love it. My groups size went from 4 inches to 2 inches at 20 yards. I shot a true fire wrist strap before. I shoot way more constant with it. I won't shoot anything else.
    Yeah, the TRU Ball thumb releases (Pro Diamond comes to mind) with the standard caliper head are nice. The head rotates 360 degrees so you are not forced to have the back of your hand against your face. You can orient your hand any way you wish to be the most comfortable.

    Ron

  12. #12
    Senior Member chelleo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    San Rafael, CA
    Posts
    451

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by slamdam View Post
    I got the tru ball 3-d thumb and absolutly love it. My groups size went from 4 inches to 2 inches at 20 yards. I shot a true fire wrist strap before. I shoot way more constant with it. I won't shoot anything else.

    Slamdam, I looked at teh Tru ball website and didn't see the release you're talking about at all. Is it called something else cause I would like to at least see what it looks like.
    FBSA Member and Concierge
    Hoyt UltraElite 25" 40#, Carter Fits Me Too, Shibuya Compound Sight & Black Eagle scope, TT Spring Steel I, Slingbraid Custom Bow Slings, Quick Stand Bowstand, Carbon Express Nano XR

  13. #13
    RIP Ronhop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Rock Island, IL
    Posts
    3,967

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by chelleo View Post
    Slamdam, I looked at teh Tru ball website and didn't see the release you're talking about at all. Is it called something else cause I would like to at least see what it looks like.
    http://www.truball.com/Hunting.html

    Try that link.

    Ron

  14. #14
    Bisquit....... BowhuntnHoosier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hoosierville
    Posts
    13,884

    Default

    I like the feel of my wrist release much better but after I shoot with my TB Ultra 3 for awhile it gets comfortable also just don't like switching back and forth. Definately get a rope trainer for learning the BT release. Chipped teeth are not good.


    "HONDA"

  15. #15
    #1 THREAD KILLER Pinwheel1969's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    at your course..taking your money
    Posts
    1,999

    Default

    They make a bunch of thumb release styles. Saber tooth, St4/St5, Chappy Boss. And you can change heads on some also.
    I would like to thank all my sponsers:Alpine Archery Pro Staff, Tru-Ball Releases Staff , Hydronics Archery Pro Staff,Victory Arrows Staff, Bohning Archery , Vibra-Check , TP Scope Lenses Pro Staff, Mossy Oak Pro Staff....
    RANGER BOW STRINGS

  16. #16
    Just a squirrel! Spoon13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    16

    Default

    I use the Ultra Sweet Spot by TRU Ball and I love it. It definitely improved my accuracy. It made me a more consistant shooter and I LOVE the idea of the safety. It makes sure you don't bust your own mouth.
    Team Bob's Sporting Goods

    Mathews Apex 7 55# 27.5"
    Easton Arrows, AXCEL Sights, TRUBall releases, Bohning Blazers

  17. #17
    Senior Member 'SIN'ERGY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading PA
    Posts
    1,143

    Default

    CACADE MODEL 10!!!
    SAVE A BUCK--SHOOT AN OUTFITTER

  18. #18
    Senior Member 'SIN'ERGY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading PA
    Posts
    1,143

    Default

    SORRY, that's CASCADE
    SAVE A BUCK--SHOOT AN OUTFITTER

  19. #19
    Senior Member rdnkgrl_robinhood's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Prairie City, Iowa
    Posts
    477

    Default

    Well I have to say that I never shot with anything other than TRUBall releases, and I have never been dissatisfied with any of them that I have used. I started shooting with the TRUBall Cyclone (wrist strap style), and I loved it, then recently after getting a new target bow, I wanted to try something different, so I got a TRUBall T-Handle Thumb release, and I have to say it is awesome.. My groups are much tighter. I seem to have much more control over shots..Also since I am a lady, and I dont have very big hands, the T-Handle Thumb release was a great choice because it is small, and very comfortable to shoot.

    Anyway good luck

    rdnkgrl

  20. #20

    Default

    There's a couple of posts in this thread that state you can shoot back tension style with any release. Well, that's partially true but a flawed thought for someone that has never shot back tension.

    Until you shoot back tension the right way, you don't know what the shot is supposed to feel like. So you don't know what is right or wrong.

    Now, if you want to learn it, I recommend the Evolution Plus. This will teach you what back tension is supposed to feel like. Once you know this, you may be able to shoot another release with back tension.

    Once you learn to shoot a back tension properly, you will probably not want to shoot any other style release. Just my opinion.
    Chris Christenson - Admin
    3DShoots.com - Find Archery Shoots near you
    ObsessionArchery.com - Archery Supplies

Similar Threads

  1. Releases
    By Big LB in forum General Archery Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-01-2007, 08:57 AM
  2. spot hogg friday night delight releases and SNS releases for sale
    By sean in forum Archery Equipment Accessories - Buy Sell Trade
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-15-2007, 01:23 PM
  3. Releases
    By Wheely in forum General Archery Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-23-2007, 06:03 PM
  4. Releases
    By Holy Smokes in forum General Archery Forum
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 05-23-2007, 11:21 PM
  5. Releases.....
    By glenny in forum General Archery Forum
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-04-2005, 05:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •