My favourites are couple of old Carters - a BK3D and a pair of 2LITTLEs. They’re my favorites because they still work, and new ones are so frigging expensive.
I have a hard time believing that there can be a need for so many different versions of the same thing on the market. I mean, do we really need a couple hundred different ways to push a button about a 32nd of an inch?
Seriously, though, these are a try-before-you-buy deal. Got to fit YOUR hand comfortably.
I have two favourite releases, both different types by different companies.
1. Stan Shoot-off. This is my go-to. I can shoot it any time. I took a tech course at the PSE factory (which included some shooting and coaching) and was trying to shoot a Truball HBX. It wasn't going super smooth, and Alexander Kirillov put the Shoot-off in my hand, explained how to shoot it with back tension. Pete Shepley gave me a few additional pointers, which was pretty awesome. I grew to love it.
2. Truball HBC (not the HBX, I found it way to easy to cheat). This one requires more focus for me, but is so smooth when everything is going right.
Both are easy to cheat, so it takes discipline to use them properly.
I only have two releases. Both are Stans, both are 4-finger, both are size Large, both can be locked onto your string and both are thumb releases. To me, both are great releases and both are highly adjustable. The Perfex is a little more expensive than the SX3 (Neither one is cheap). But if I could only have one, it would be the Perfex.
My oldest is a Stan SX3 and my newest is a Stan Perfex.
I have only 3 release’s. Plenty for a Barebow shooter you might say! But I plaY around Compound once in a while. All 3 are Carter’s. The 3 finger BK that I took off the rope and shoot with a loop. A Quickie is the only strap release. And an old “ SAME OLD THING”. It gotta be 20+ years old! The SOT started locking up under load. My wife shoots so it was imperative to get fixed. I set it to Carter and they put all new spring, Sears, every moving part was new. For $20 shipped to my door. Customer service is everything.
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