Speaking of back tension

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Dens228, Oct 11, 2007.

  1. Dens228

    Dens228 Senior Member

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    I just got my first hinge release, A Truball BT Gold, four finger.

    As I'm looking at this I'm scared to death to draw my bow back with it for fear of flinging arrows all over the neighborhood!
     
  2. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    That was my first one also. Just pull with your thumb on the thumb knob and you'll be fine. It's when you stop being scared to death that you start shooting things other than your target....:biggrin1:
     

  3. jkg3117

    jkg3117 Member

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    i have a friend who shots the same release. he likes it alot. i have shot a few BT and didn't care for em, but thats just me. hope ya like it!:peace:


    Jim
     
  4. HYTMANN

    HYTMANN Senior Member

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    Blank bailing will help you get used to it, without the risk of flinging arrows around the 'hood!:biggrin1: Just shoot from about 6 - 10 feet away without a target or sight, let your muscles become accostomed to the BT shot cycle before you even try aiming and firing at a target. Also, on the draw put most of the tension on the thumb rest and index finger so that the release can't fire. Godd luck!:wave:
     
  5. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    Just remember when drawing your bow to always point your bow at the target and draw straight back. I wrap my thumb around mw index finger as well even with a thumb post.:D
     
  6. Hook Em

    Hook Em Slippy for President

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    I got used to mine, but I once flung an arrow through the neighborhood and decided it just wasn't worth it. I will do it from 5 yds, but won't shoot from 20 in the backyard anymore. My problem isn't drawing back, but I am a bit of a creeper and that doesn't work with BT!!!!
     
  7. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    make a string bow and practice with it for a couple of weeks till you get comfortable. Then shoot at 10 yds not aiming. but working on the shot procedure. You pull back with your thumb and index finger. I just used those two when I first started shooting a BT release. And I'd set the release slow. So you dont knock your teeth out!! LOL!!!
     
  8. sqwert

    sqwert New Member

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    I shot one for the 1st time last week and it was not that bad.

    Just exaggerate the rotation, (reverse of what you want to get it to fire) when you draw. and shoot close to the bale at 1st.

    I also shot a practice string for a few days before shooting my bow. :cool:
     
  9. jdawg240

    jdawg240 BOWNUTS

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    What makes a BT release go off??????:noidea: :noidea:
     
  10. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    It rotates the hook off a sear similar to a gun trigger as you pull through the shot.
     
  11. Radar

    Radar Story of my life

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    My league partner yesterday wanted to try my zenith BT again:laugh: :lol:

    it was kinda funny he ended up shooting into the wood trim around the bales:doh:


    guess you had to be there
     
  12. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Back Tension.....:lol: :doh:
     
  13. Radar

    Radar Story of my life

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    it is kinda funny but they wouldnt have asked if they knew
     
  14. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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    I'm sure he has got it by now or gave it away lol
     
  15. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I still had to say it.:tape: :hug:
     
  16. Radar

    Radar Story of my life

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    I know. The thought crossed my mind too:biggrin1:
     
  17. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Besides it was jdawg, he knew I was razzin him.:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
     
  18. Radar

    Radar Story of my life

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    .......my bad.......
     
  19. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    Any releas can be controled using back tension
    I use a little bitty goose
    with back tension
    man I have tried ta switch over
    whew it is ruff