I use a tru fire and love it!!!! I have had a few others that I do not remember the names of and did not like them at all! I would tell you what the names of those were but I mailed them to another member a couple of years ago. Really it boils down to what fits you best and what feels comfortable. For me that is the TRU FIRE!
[rquote=1497823&tid=104530&author=Mailman]I switched from a wrist strap with index finger release to a T.R.U. Ball Pro Diamond Xtreme model awhile back. Really like it once I got used to shooting it. Here is my post from when I first got it.
I shoot a Carter Chocolate Addiction thumb trigger. I like it because I can clip it on my D-loop and leave it hanging. I like not having a caliper release hanging off my wrist, catching on everything, and clanging stuff. My worry is that I'll accidentally hit the button and it'll fall to the ground, though. I usually carry a backup Scott Mongoose wrist strap just in case but I've had it loaned out the last couple of years.
[rquote=1497885&tid=104530&author=Jeremy]i use a cheapy cobra wrist strap with finger trigger. its served me well for close to 10 years now..so unless it breaks, i dont plan on changin anything[/rquote]
Not a thing wrong with those Jeremy. That was my first release I bought and used it for many years. I let it go with my old bow when I sold it.
[rquote=1497961&tid=104530&author=Mailman][rquote=1497885&tid=104530&author=Jeremy]i use a cheapy cobra wrist strap with finger trigger. its served me well for close to 10 years now..so unless it breaks, i dont plan on changin anything[/rquote]
Not a thing wrong with those Jeremy. That was my first release I bought and used it for many years. I let it go with my old bow when I sold it.[/rquote]
I've used Tru fire & Cobra,Both have worked well for me. Right now I am using a Tru-fire, never used a Scott but I intend to try one.
[rquote=1498060&tid=104530&author=Jeremy]stupid question...whats a back tension release?[/rquote]
Basically, it's a release designed to be shot with "back tension". It is designed without a trigger. The release fires because it "rotates" as you pull through with your back muscles. The idea is that by not knowing EXACTLY when the release will fire, you avoid any nasty flinching that you would have when you anticipate pulling or pushing a trigger with your thumb or finger. You focus solely on aiming and pulling through the shot. In reality, just about any release can be shot with back tension, but there are some designed to be shot exclusively that way.
I shoot my Carter thumb trigger that way for 3-D/Spots and it makes a BIG difference. It takes a while to get used to, but when you get it, it's really cool. Now, when hunting with that release, I just punch it.
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