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    I have always felt that the glove encloses the fingers to the point where they might sweat inside and stay soft. Never having shot with a glove for more than a couple of arrows, that is just a guess.
    My favourite tab was the Bjorn, It had a special extension on the index finger that wrapped round the finger tip and kept the skin separated from the nock and reduced the friction burns( damage). I think now, that I should have positioned my index finger further up the string to keep the two enemies apart for the benefit of finger and arrow launch.
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    I see no reason why you shouldn't shoot even relatively heavy bows with a tab. I went from a glove to a tab when I was shooting 65lbs on my fingers, and instantly added 10% to my scores. I've shot heaver bows, and never even been tempted by a glove. I think that tabs are the more consistent option.

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    Would you say that the glove is viewed as more traditional, rather than better at the job?

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    The tab is more efficient, with one smooth platform to shoot off there is less room for error than the gloves 3. Also platform style tabs can help by providing a more consistent anchor point. It doesn't mean to say that you can't do well with a glove though. I've won a few clout comps with a glove and have BM class in target.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geoffretired View Post
    Would you say that the glove is viewed as more traditional, rather than better at the job?
    Yes I would - possibly some LB purists might look down on the tab in the same way the do at a bamboo backed LB but ultimately both do the job.



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    I tried using tabs for a while but never get on with them (elb user). switched to a glove and it was a lot simpler, no looking at my hand or catching the string with it. the glove was fine until I got y 50# bamboo backed bow, my fingers were getting sore from the string, so I glued/sewed extra padding on the tips and that works fine

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