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That's another benefit of the back tension release.  When you have a true surprise release, it's easier to relax your grip and break the tendency to suddenly grip the bow during the shot, because you aren't anticipating the exact moment the shot will break.  You have fewer things to think about, because you can just concentrate on maintaining your form, aiming, and follow-through.  Your mind doesn't have to think about a trigger, because you are pulling through the release with back tension.  It strengthens all the fundamentals, and ultimately helps you become a more accurate shooter.  You can also shoot a trigger release using the back tension method, but it is more difficult to learn and discipline yourself not to allow your mind to "command" the trigger pull.  This is what leads to target panic, where your mind is saying "NOW" before your form is settled and your bow arm is fighting against your mind wanting you to pull the trigger right when the sight pin crosses the target.  With back tension, you just maintain proper form, let the pin SETTLE on the target, slowly increase back tension, let the shot happen while doing nothing but maintaining form, and follow through.

Get a back tension release.  It is a bit difficult and awkward to learn to use at first, but the rewards will be you will become a better archer faster.  You will thank me later, I promise you.  Get a local archery pro to help you learn how to use it properly and select the one that fits your hand and shooting style best.


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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

This is my new bow. Its a maxxis 31.

 

 

 

HEY!!! That is MY new bow!!! Give it back to me!!
Just bought a Maxxis 31 with a FUSE stabilizer..........just like that one, and a FUSE 5 pin sight...........just like that one. I put a QAD full capture drop away rest on it. I can't see what you have on there. Nice setup BD. I like mine very much
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Nice BD!!!  Excellent

Pics, bow, story and the "Euro Mount".
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Trigger, How do you like you 31? I went with a toxonics 5 pin and the QAD HD. Its a nice set up.
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Looks like fun the boys and I have several Hoyt and Matthews bows.  Preston used to work at the bow shop here.
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Another add on!new wrist strap. I also changed the rest cord to match the string.
 
 
 
 
Old wrist strap in this pick but a good view of the rest string.
 
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Looks like a nice feeling grip!  Rounded in the middle of the palm area and narrow... looks like it would help reduce hand torque.
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Originally posted by scooter65 scooter65 wrote:

BigD, where'd you get that itsy bitsy deer?  Were you baiting at the local zoo again? 

 
 
 
 
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The grip is okay but feels rubbery and not as stable as I like (wants to move in my hand sometimes). I'm going to get side plates for it when I can find the ones I like or I might try to build me some, can't make my mind up on it or not. That bow still rocks.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

Originally posted by scooter65 scooter65 wrote:

BigD, where'd you get that itsy bitsy deer?  Were you baiting at the local zoo again? 

 
 
 
 
 
Busted again!!!!!!!! crap I can't get away with anything with you guys, Aye Bubba.
 
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Maxxis / Nice piece.  I checked one out when they hit the shop a couple of months ago BUT...I bought the nice pretty Alphamax last spring.
 
Archery equipment is much like optics.  Did you really know you could spend that much just on arrows!  :)  It just keeps on going.  I have a Bear Truth 2 and a Hoyt AM 32 plus I bought my son a Mission at the same time.  They are both nice pieces so no Maxxis for me this year.  I think the biggest difference that I noticed was how much smoother the let down was probably due to the rollers instead of the nylon guides.
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sons new wicked1  bow strings. He is proud of them and can't stop talking about them and the look great too!! I have a few more things to update this bow with i'm just waiting for him to get more comfy with it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neat story. I was out shooting last night as always. my wife popped out of the house with my son's dimond edge. The one with blue and orange strings. She say "do you think I can shoot this one"( she has never showed any interest in bows at all ever). I said well lets give it a go and put all my stuff down. I showed her how to put on the release and how to hold the bow.She tryed to pull it back but a little to much for her. I told her to try again and I held the bow from the side and her arm she was pulling back with and it went back easy with my help and she could hold it back. after telling her how to aim and relax and all the other stuff SHE shot 25 times or so and it got dark on us. So now If she still wants to she will be getting her first bow really soon and it will be pink more then likley. just tought it was neat she wanted to do it with out me asking. So now all but my 3 yr old is shooting bows and rifles( but he wants to bad). LIFE IS GOOD!!!!
 
 


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Looks good man.  Thats great she is enjoying it.  My wife has shown a lot more interest in shoot the rifles lately and its fun to have a hobby everyone can enjoy.
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I agree. the plus side is I get to buy and tinker with there shooting stuff.
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Neat story. I was out shooting last night as always. my wife popped out of the house with my son's dimond edge. The one with blue and orange strings. She say "do you think I can shoot this one"( she has never showed any interest in bows at all ever). I said well lets give it a go and put all my stuff down. I showed her how to put on the release and how to hold the bow.She tryed to pull it back but a little to much for her. I told her to try again and I held the bow from the side and her arm she was pulling back with and it went back easy with my help and she could hold it back. after telling her how to aim and relax and all the other stuff SHE shot 25 times or so and it got dark on us. So now If she still wants to she will be getting her first bow really soon and it will be pink more then likley. just tought it was neat she wanted to do it with out me asking. So now all but my 3 yr old is shooting bows and rifles( but he wants to bad). LIFE IS GOOD!!!!
 
 
FANTASTIC!  I really wish my wife would show an interest in archery! 
 
I'VE GOT A GREAT IDEA...  when you get a bow for her, get some images of "Lightning McQueen" and "Mater" of the movie "Cars" film dipped into the riser finish!  That way, it will always remind her of your family's mutually favorite topic.  Subliminally, that will create a Zen-like state of mind, which will then result in improved shooting.  After all, the mental aspect of archery is just as important as the mechanics of proper shooting form, release, and range estimation skills!
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Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Neat story. I was out shooting last night as always. my wife popped out of the house with my son's dimond edge. The one with blue and orange strings. She say "do you think I can shoot this one"( she has never showed any interest in bows at all ever). I said well lets give it a go and put all my stuff down. I showed her how to put on the release and how to hold the bow.She tryed to pull it back but a little to much for her. I told her to try again and I held the bow from the side and her arm she was pulling back with and it went back easy with my help and she could hold it back. after telling her how to aim and relax and all the other stuff SHE shot 25 times or so and it got dark on us. So now If she still wants to she will be getting her first bow really soon and it will be pink more then likley. just tought it was neat she wanted to do it with out me asking. So now all but my 3 yr old is shooting bows and rifles( but he wants to bad). LIFE IS GOOD!!!!
 
 
FANTASTIC!  I really wish my wife would show an interest in archery! 
 
I'VE GOT A GREAT IDEA...  when you get a bow for her, get some images of "Lightning McQueen" and "Mater" of the movie "Cars" film dipped into the riser finish!  That way, it will always remind her of your family's mutually favorite topic.  Subliminally, that will create a Zen-like state of mind, which will then result in improved shooting.  After all, the mental aspect of archery is just as important as the mechanics of proper shooting form, release, and range estimation skills!
 
UMMM NO, I think she would beat to a pulp with it ,then ask If she can have one made of sea shells.
 
 
Thats a good idea for my little one as he wants to shoot to. HUMMM


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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

Trigger, How do you like you 31? I went with a toxonics 5 pin and the QAD HD. Its a nice set up.
Shot it some more this week. It's a very nice shooting rig. I just started shooting with a release, and it's really improved my accuracy. Why did I shoot fingers for so long?
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What you think BigDaddy? Should I invest in a new one?
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

What you think BigDaddy? Should I invest in a new one?
 
NO, I would take and get a 5 pin fiber sight( Toxonics® SolidLock™ Bow Sight with Harmonic Dampener) is what I went with and get a new drop away rest a (Quality Archery Designs Ultra-Rest Pro HD Drop-Away Arrow Rest) . get these and bring it to me or take it to a proshop and super tune it and you will be good to go. you might have to play around with the arrow to find out witch one has the right spine and the draw length and the arrow lenght. and tip weight you will be shooting.
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Sounds good.  I will do that.  I have been thinking of the whisker biscuit thing, hows it for an arrow rest? 
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Its okay for a newbie. My son shoots one and doe good with it. When he gets a smoother pull he will up grade to a drop away. The whiskers will wear the fletching out faster than normal but they are good.
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ok so a drop away is better.  I will look at them next weekend at Gander Mountain.

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I feel they are. Its like anything else, Its what you like and feel better using./
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I'm gonna take it with me to a couple places to ask about a tune up.
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  Hey G.  Here's a decent site to deal with,to look at the new stuff,or for reference:
 
 
 
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