Originally Posted by Alex
I am looking to get a thumb release for shooting 3d and spot. What is a good release thats isnt a pure tension because i like to know when the bow is going to go off... and i am willing to buy a used one if the price isnt too bad.
I tried a TRU Ball Pro Diamond with the round trigger and I liked it. I tried the Pro Diamond with the diamond shaped trigger and I didn't like it. I also tried a Tru Fire but I do not remember which model it was. It did not fit in my hand comfortably drawing the bow.
I ended up buying a Carter Solution 3 from Chris and then buying the Carter "Adjusto" trigger barrel for it. The Sol 3 can be used as a thumb or a back tension release. There is a screw you just remove to make it a thumb trigger. In backtenstion mode the thumb trigger acts like a safety. I really like the way it feels and my shooting has steadily improved because I think my anchor is more consistent than with my old wrist release. A couple of my snotty friends don't even give me as much grief anymore...
I call that a major accomplishment...
One of these days I'll try it in backtension mode but I have not built up the courage for that yet.
But, what brokenarrow said, you need to try several because they each feel unique in your hand, especially when drawing the bow and at full draw.
Good luck !