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Twisted X Bowstring Review

I’m writing this review with mixed emotions. Not because of a product not meeting expectation, but because I don’t want Shane at Twisted X Bowstrings to get so big that the quality of the extremely well made set of strings I received starts to deteriorate. It’s not often I purchase a product and see nothing wrong with it. It’s not often a product allows me to look at all the areas where I am extremely picky and have everything meet or exceed my standards. Continue reading

How I Set Up A Hinge Release

Before I get into how I set my hinges up, I want to address some common issues I find with archers I work with. So many archers have their hinges set too fast and use too much pressure on their index finger to hold the hinge in their hand. Sometimes it is because they are timid and afraid of the release going off because they’ve heard so many stories of people punching theirselves with a hinge release and they don’t want that to happen to them. Sometimes it’s because they have had problems with the hinge wanting to fire when they are shooting and think making the hinge faster will allow them to get their shot to fire sooner. Continue reading

Bareshaft Tuning/ Walk Back Tuning 

To begin with, let’s address what bareshaft tuning is. This is a tuning method that takes the corrective forces of an arrow vane out of the equation. When you do not have the vanes on the back of an arrow to correct flight, the arrow shaft will show imperfections in flight much easier. This allows us to adjust the bow to find the arrow rest positioning, and the positioning of the cams, needed to put the string’s path of travel down the center of the arrow shaft. When we achieve this, the arrow will leave the bow in a straight line and the arrow vanes will not have to work as hard to keep the arrows grouping in consistent patterns. Continue reading

Studying Float Patterns

In this article I want to talk about what it means to study your float patterns, the benefits of doing so, and then what to do with the information once you’ve got it. Drawing back and holding on target to not fire an arrow is a tool that not nearly enough people utilize. You can learn so much about your shot and release execution manner by just looking at your float and watching what it will do. Continue reading

Using Back Tension Effectively

Disclaimer: This is my rendering of Back Tension. Your opinions may differ.

Back tension to me is something very different than what it has become in archery discussions today. I almost want to believe it was like the school room experiement where you whisper something in each person’s ear around the room and see how far off it is with the last person. Back tension is not a method used to primarily activate a release. Instead, it is used to hold steadier on target and shoot at a higher level of accuracy for a longer period of time. Continue reading

Release Pressure Points

I’ve only ever heard this subject talked about a few times over the years, but I feel it’s something important that can be overlooked. I’ve ran into issues with it when I was learning how to shoot a hand held release and if anyone else may be going through the same problems, maybe this will help them along. What I will be going over is how the release fits in the hand and how different pressure points affect the back of the arrow differently. Continue reading