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Thread: Back Tension Release Recommendations

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    Back Tension Release Recommendations

    Hi Guys,

    Beginner archer here, been shooting for under a year. The primary goal is hunting but I'd like to shoot some 3D's as well. I've been using a wiseguy index finger release since I started shooting but I would like to transition to a back tension release to help my technique. I would also like to find a model that has a similar form factor available with a thumb release so that I could swap out for hunting season and keep the same form and peep height etc. What would you guys recommend? What are you using? Do you hunt with back tension or trigger?

    Thx

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    Re: Back Tension Release Recommendations

    Stan Perfex.

    Has a back tension and thumb model, been using the tension one for 6 months or so, it's awesome, haven't tried the thumb, but thinking of picking one up in the next month or so.

    Haven't hunted with it, most guys use a trigger, can't see why you couldn't use a back tension if you had a lot of time with it, just keep the safety on until you're ready, and go as normal.

    They can be frustrating when you first pick them up, once you work through that stage they're pretty nice to shoot with.

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    Re: Back Tension Release Recommendations

    I'll check that one out. Thanks for the feedback. The main argument that I have heard against back tension style releases for hunting is wind. Sometimes in hunting situtaions, you do need to punch the trigger or at least that's the argument I have seen made.

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    Re: Back Tension Release Recommendations

    Yeah i could see that, you can force a shot with a back tension release too though, it's kind of against the point of it, but it's not like punching is ideal either.

    Should note, if you have a bow with a sharp valley, it's going to be a lot harder to get used to, I think that's why a lot of them get negative reviews from people.

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    Re: Back Tension Release Recommendations

    I bought the nock on “nock 2 it” thumb release. I tried about 10 others before trying it. Super happy with it. The nice thing is, their hinge, back tension and thumb release are all the same shape do it feels the same moving between them. I’ve been shooting it all summer and I definitely takes some getting used to. I recommend keeping the wrist lanyard on at first! And be prepared for a fat lip or two!

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    Re: Back Tension Release Recommendations

    I bought the nock on “nock 2 it” thumb release. I tried about 10 others before trying it. Super happy with it. The nice thing is, their hinge, back tension and thumb release are all the same shape do it feels the same moving between them. I’ve been shooting it all summer and I definitely takes some getting used to. I recommend keeping the wrist lanyard on at first! And be prepared for a fat lip or two!

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    Re: Back Tension Release Recommendations

    X2
    check out the nock 2 it and silverback

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    Re: Back Tension Release Recommendations

    The nock on Silverback is a deliberate "back tension trainer". Designed to help cure Target panic and get you into using back tension. Then the 2 smooth is the upgrade you would go to but lots of people really like the nock 2 it thumb trigger and using it as a back tension.

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    Re: Back Tension Release Recommendations

    I use the Too Simple, basically the nock2it but with 3 fingers instead of 2...

    Never shot a wrist rocket and quite frankly have no idea what 'target panic' is. I never had the opportunity to 'punch' a trigger

    The trick is just let that pin float over the target and don't stress about it, just pull through the shot and be ok with pin float. The worst thing you can do is try and time when the pin is going to move over the target and punch as the pin moves over it. Same thing can be said for shooting a rifle offhand...

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