July 17th, 2013, 09:48 AM
Hinge shooters, click or smooth?
Which do you shoot and why? Just started shooting a hinge and wandering what you all prefer
July 17th, 2013, 09:55 AM
I've gone back and forth. I would use the click as a safety while your still learning. I started with the hinge not too long ago using the click, occasionally on the draw when I would get to aggressive I would hit the click. Now I have it set to the smooth side and fairly cold. I felt it gave me a better release is all.
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July 17th, 2013, 09:58 AM
Click. Used it as a training cue when I first got it, now its part of my shot sequence.
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July 17th, 2013, 10:03 AM
Click for 3D. Helps with a clean shot on uneven ground.
Smooth indoor. Even footing, no wind, less to think about and more consistent for me.
July 17th, 2013, 10:14 AM
x2 and without the click i pull the shot left real bad for some reason.
Originally Posted by Altec111
July 17th, 2013, 10:18 AM
I use smooth. For me the click induces a bit of target panic.
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July 17th, 2013, 10:20 AM
Click. I get it to click as I come to full draw before I aim. That way timing is always the same
July 17th, 2013, 10:27 AM
Smooth for me. The click just distracts me.
I've seen others who hated the click, later decide that it works for them.
July 17th, 2013, 10:33 AM
Smooth! So its a complete surprise when it goes off. Mastering the surprise release is key to archery... Hope this helps and God bless..
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July 17th, 2013, 10:37 AM
smooth, but with a safety that eliminates the possibility of dumping a shot while drawing.
if you decide to use a click, do some reading here and learn the right way to use them. lots of guys misuse the click, by pulling continuously through the click.... that's a good way to learn all about target panic .
do a search with " click", and/or "target panic"...lot's of good reading.
July 17th, 2013, 11:54 AM
I go back and forth, now I'm mostly shooting with a Tru Ball Ht Pro with a click, and yesterday the click saved my bacon. I don't know if I didn't press the hook down firmly or rotated the release when I was setting up, but I was just starting to draw back and I heard the click. Stopped imediately and re-set the release. Ron w is right on. Once I get to anchor I get to the click fairly quickly. At that point I start my shot sequence.
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July 17th, 2013, 12:11 PM
Both. Just depends on what I am doing that day. I use a big click though.
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July 17th, 2013, 12:32 PM
Prefer NO click. When I shoot the hinge, I am trying to eliminate the anticipation. Having said that, I have used a click during field rounds when learning the hinge, because I would get too fatigued if I did not.
July 17th, 2013, 12:34 PM
I use smooth,I just dislike the click.
July 17th, 2013, 12:38 PM
Same here. Started with the click, now I'm fine with busting my lip every now and then but not using the click.
Originally Posted by SHPoet
July 17th, 2013, 06:09 PM
smooth,clicks make me anxious.
July 17th, 2013, 06:50 PM
Same for me
Originally Posted by kc hay seed
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July 17th, 2013, 07:01 PM
I have found more consistency with the click. I think the key is getting it into the click before you start to aim and go through your shot
July 17th, 2013, 07:35 PM
Smooth. The click started to get me jumpy after a few months.
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July 17th, 2013, 07:54 PM
July 17th, 2013, 09:34 PM
if the clicks are making you anxious , or nevous, or jumpy, you're not using it right and don't have the right mind-set for using a click. you're most likely drawing, coming to anchor and starting your "hard aim", before the click happens....that's entirely wrong...... you would be better off not even looking through the peep and scope, before the click happens.
July 17th, 2013, 11:50 PM
No click for me it would cause me to releax and creep off the wall slightly plus i never got the dont aim till the click thing. so I just set it cold so i can draw with all fingers having even pressure then just pull pull pull till it goes off.
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July 17th, 2013, 11:57 PM
Smooth mainly. Sometimes jump back to click for practice. Confirms anchor point and form really well. Just shoot slightly better scores and relaxed a little more with smooth.
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July 18th, 2013, 12:04 AM
This is so true!!! My click goes off when I get into anchor. And then I start my shot process!!!
Originally Posted by ron w
July 18th, 2013, 12:06 AM
I used the click until I felt confident enough then I switched to smooth. The click made me anticipate the release and lose my concentration.