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    Resistance activated release with Elite

    Hi I'm interested I trying a thumb/handle release. I have been looking at the carter attraction which can either be a thumb trigger or resistance release. I shoot elites and was wondering how difficult the resistance release would be to shoot because of the limb stops instead of string stops. I am mainly looking at this because figured I could use the thumb trigger for hunting and resistance for target. I really think keeping same release for everything will simplify things Any help or advice is appreciated.

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    I have alot of trouble setting off a hinge with a limbs top bow but it can be done. I modified the draw stops on my xlr when I was shooting it to have a little bit of give but definitely don't do this unless you know a lot about how the cam works.
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    Either a hinge or a resistance activated release will work exceptionally well.
    A hinge will work better because the minute movement of your hand flattening out really starts to develop when youre pulling against a hard wall.....which is why many target shooters prefer a hard wall.
    Resistance activated releases will work because it is very easy to develop increasing pressure with a limb stop.....so once the pressure is set, it is a constant buildup.....and it teaches aggressive shot execution.
    Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslookin View Post
    Either a hinge or a resistance activated release will work exceptionally well.
    A hinge will work better because the minute movement of your hand flattening out really starts to develop when youre pulling against a hard wall.....which is why many target shooters prefer a hard wall.
    Resistance activated releases will work because it is very easy to develop increasing pressure with a limb stop.....so once the pressure is set, it is a constant buildup.....and it teaches aggressive shot execution.
    Hope this helps.
    I found shooting the limb stop bows to be very difficult for my style of shooting. I want to pull and break the bow in half and with limb stop bows I could not do that. I had to learn a very gentle buildup of pressure. It can be done and can be done well it is just easier for me to do it on cable stops.

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    I am looking more at just a pull thru resistance and thumb trigger versus an actual hinge type release if makes a difference. I am new to all of them I only have shot with wrist strap releases but wanna take it the next level. Not many places to go and try these releases around me so like to gather as much info as I can
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    I shoot a Carter Evolution + with 3 out of the 4 Elites I own. I still hunt with a thumb release (Carter Simple 1).

    I have no problems and, in fact, really like the fact that I have a hard back wall to work with the start my shot sequence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHPoet View Post
    I shoot a Carter Evolution + with 3 out of the 4 Elites I own. I still hunt with a thumb release (Carter Simple 1).

    I have no problems and, in fact, really like the fact that I have a hard back wall to work with the start my shot sequence.
    I am glad they make so many options for people. One setup may be perfect for a guy and another not so...

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    I shoot a Carter Squeeze Me with an Elite Pure. It is the only release bow I have ever shot (shot fingers for 30 years), I like the solid wall. With a resistance release you have to shoot a strong shot. Give a resistance release time to learn it. Many are sold after one or two tries with them, they can be frustrating. It saved archery for me.

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    resistance release, good stuff. first thing is get a bow scale and check you holding weight. If its like 15lbs you need to set to around 3 to 5 lbs above holding weight, 18 to 20 lbs. check with bow scale. if no bow scale available gonna have to just guess. good place to start! shot a constitution with limb stops for many yrs with evolution and still shoot evolution to this day. i know of the release you shoot and a great release. to busy for me and prefer simpler. One of the things you look for is your site picture if steady in beginning and starts to go shakey adjust resistance release down. might be to much resistance in beginning. their is some conditioning involved in the beginning. Any more question drop a message.
    About 5 yrs with resistance release and still shoot and hunt with my evolution. Adios amigo. Forgot draw length is critical and need to make sure this is correct. if you creep its probably because your draw length is in question. talk soon.
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    This is the reason i don't care for limb stops, for me cable stops are much easier to shoot using backtension. I wonder if that is the main reason the big target bow models have cable stops?

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    I was interested in the attraction because thought thumb release would be better for hunting while resistance better for target and I wouldn't have to fumble with two releases. All input is great
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    i sent you a pm.

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