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Old 04-24-2006, 06:50 PM   #1
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I am in a bit of turmoil over my factory grip on my 05' Switchback, I am unsure if I need to go to an after market grip. My problem is I tend to like more of a low wrist style, it feels more comfortable. As many of you know that the factory grip on this bow seems to torque a little more than it should. I was having my proshop help me paper tune, reason being I was getting some slight fish taling when I was target shooting. We shot it thru paper and sure enough, a straight left tear. Long story short we figured it to be hand torque. I adjusted my grip to be in the V between my thumb and my index finger and made myself hold my knuckles out at a 45 degree angle, and guess what perfect looking bullet hole at 15 yards. I know this is good, but is there any more comfortable way to shoot, it seems like all the stress on my bow arm is in the valley of my thumb and finger causing a little more of a tremble in my bow arm. I am already shooting the lightest poundage I can go @ 58 lbs. Please help me.
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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Well, I'm definitely no expert.. but why are you paper tuning at 15 yards? I was always told you should tune at 6' and 12'. By the time the arrow is out to 15 yards, it should be stabilizing/stable. Don't get me wrong, but after I've shot paper at 6' and 12', I'll shoot distances out to 20 yards or farther to see what's going on but to tell what's happening as it's coming out of the bow you need to shoot closer IMHO.

Now as far as grips go, I'm soon to change mine to a Shrewd or something similar.. Not so much because of hand torque, but because in the summertime when I'm shooting outdoors the grip has a tendency to slip around in my hand a bit because of sweat on my palms.. Was causing me to shoot right on several shots at the last tourney, but I had left my towel at home. My ideal hand/grip position is with the back of the grip running right down the centerline of my hand and until I get sweaty it works great for me. I think a slimmer grip without all the bumps would be an ideal solution for my problem.
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Old 04-24-2006, 11:32 PM   #3
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I agree with NE1C on the paper tuning, 6' and 12" at max. I just went thru this same problem myself and got it corrected last week on my bow. Now, my problem was a bit different than most and may sound a bit silly, believe me I felt like a dummy when I got it figured out. It may not even be close to your problem but something worth checking.

During a 3d match (and I mentioned this in an earlier thread) the bolt on my wrist strap lossened up. I grabbed my wrenches and tightened it up quickly but it was off centered and was a bit tight on the right side of my hand, inturn causing torque as I released the arrow.

NE1C, I shoot a Martin (don't fault me for that, you'll find me here more often than AT ) and it has a very slim grip and is just awesome, so if you can find one that will fit your bow, I'am sure you'll really enjoy it.



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Old 04-25-2006, 05:42 AM   #4
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I switched over to a Tronjo grip...He is most often on Archery Talk...He can make you either a low or high grip..Great man, great customer service...Here is a pic...I have the exact same one for my 05 SB...Most people that have switched over to these have eliminated the torque

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Old 04-25-2006, 06:50 AM   #5
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NE1C, I shoot a Martin (don't fault me for that, you'll find me here more often than AT ) and it has a very slim grip and is just awesome, so if you can find one that will fit your bow, I'am sure you'll really enjoy it.



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What kind of bow people shoot is their preference, and I'm sure Martin as well as just about every other bow company out there makes a great product that's going to do what the particular person that's shooting it needs it to do. That's why I don't see the point in knocking what anyone else is shooting, I mean really... How many people in the world can make a truly intellegent comment on why their brand of bow is the best?? It very well could be the best for them, but might not fit mine or somebody else's needs. I know for a fact that I haven't shot EVERY bow out there, and even if I had what would qualify me to say which one was better than all the rest? Again, it's a personal preference sort of thing. Technology in the bow market has gotten to a point where the only issues I can see that might make one companies bow better than the others is the issue of reliability and the company that stands behind their product.

Just my 1/50 of a dollar..

Thanks for the heads up on that grip, Wolverine.. I'm going to check that guy out.



Anyway, sorry for the side track on the thread..
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:38 AM   #6
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Wolverine,

That is an awesome looking grip. I have seen their grips before but that is the first gray one I have seen on a mathews. Very nice.
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Old 04-25-2006, 06:03 PM   #7
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Wolverine,

That is an awesome looking grip. I have seen their grips before but that is the first gray one I have seen on a mathews. Very nice.
He has numerous colors in laminated wood...The red ones look sharp too. ..But I thought this one would match my 05 SB the best

He (Tronjo) is one of the most customer friendly guys to deal with that I have delt with in a long time...Along with Channy from Sword sites

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Old 04-26-2006, 07:42 PM   #8
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Thats it! I am getting one of those in grey thats awsome. It matches great.
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