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Old 12-18-2010, 01:33 AM
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Used to use finger tabs 1 over two under but recently I find myself shooting barehanded
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:53 AM
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Just for giggles I tried a release with a longbow...once. It was a back tension release, and a dang-near killed myself with it. Not fun at all.

That was not long after I got "into" traditional bows, and didn't even know what back tension was. Now I have a much better idea, and still won't try a release.

I do know one guy that, due to an injury, has to use a release. He's an excellent shot with it...but he was a dang good shot before he had to go to a release.

Personally, one of the main reasons I got away from compound bows nearly 20 years ago was to get away from the gadgets. Something always getting loose, forgetting to bring the release aid, sights getting bumped, etc. etc. etc. It was getting to a point where it wasn't much fun anymore.

I don't have a thing against compound bows--they are what got me started in archery--but I have to say I never had a fraction of the fun with compounds that I've had with tradtional gear. I never killed a fraction of the game with a compound that I've killed with tradtional gear. And, I don't think I would have ever considered shooting in tournaments with a compound, but I've been from TX to PA shooting traditional bows, and been on hunting trips from NM to Northern Ontario. It's just too much fun!

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Old 12-20-2010, 09:09 AM
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Bear Kodiak Hunter, here.

I use gloved fingers.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:28 AM
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I am not a fan of releases. Too gun like for me.
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Old 12-22-2010, 07:24 AM
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You are stuck in the rut of compound mentality. Loose the release and keep practicing. Nobody said trad is easy and its not supposed to be, thats why we do it.
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:32 AM
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Releases in varius forms have been used for 100's of years.
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Old 12-24-2010, 01:19 PM
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I use a "no glove" on all my recurve bows. One over and 2 under. Seems to work for me.
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Old 12-24-2010, 03:30 PM
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Releases in varius forms have been used for 100's of years.
That's not an apples-to-apples comparison. A horn thumb-ring is a bit different than a Scott.

Most folks I've talked to switched to tradtional for the same reason i did--simplicity. The fewer moving parts, the better for me.
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Old 12-24-2010, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveBNy View Post
Releases in varius forms have been used for 100's of years.
One wants to use one, by al means use one. Go to a bow shoot u might feel a little out of place.

I have a whisper buisuit I leave on 2 of mine, then I don't have to reset when I want to go bowfishing.

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Old 12-27-2010, 11:14 AM
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If you feel the need for a release, try a thumb ring first. One of the first ever releases.
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