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    Hinge release with safety

    Have shot a thumb trigger for ages. But do tend to lean towards the command shoot. Feel I would like to go hinge but worried about accidental releases / nosebleeds. Have tried an evolution and Stan element resistance releases but too variable.


    So can anyone recommend a great hinge with a safety. Or a way to get on with a hinge without being nervous. Especially if I need to let down. Thanks





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    I believe some Tru ball have a wrist strap designed to fit the handle in such a way that drawing on the strap alone, rotates the handle so it is not going to release. Only after reaching full draw and probably aiming, would you take a hold of the handle and draw some more to activate.
    Some archers use the thumb peg on a hinge to draw against which stops it releasing. These things do work.... but only if you don't forget something!!
    Successfully operating hinge is a very relaxing way to shoot , I have found.
    Trouble is, one lapse and the nerves go sky high and all relaxation for me was over. Generally, an early release ends up with a clout type of shot, followed by a long and nervous walk.
    The hinge is the best sort of release that I have ever tried, and I have tried most types. I gave up on them mainly for the risky early release.

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    Precisely. Lots of the top archers use one so maybe it's just being brave

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    Precisely. Lots of the top archers use one so maybe it's just being brave

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    Yes, some top archers use them; and very well, too.
    I am well down the ladder from top, and a trigger gives me fewer frights.

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    My all time fav hinge is the Scott Longhorn. No safety. Just pull up with the thumb on the peg and if setup correctly it cannot go off. The reason I don't shoot one every day is I shoot with very high pull against the stops. This increases the friction on the half moon and increases the rotation needed to activate the release and becomes too inconsistent.
    An archers only opponent is his mind.

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    Mmm that's interesting as I pull hard into the stops. Maybe it's not for me then.

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