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How do you know when it's time to replace a release?

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I have used the same release for three years now and it still seems to work properly. When will I know that it is time to replace it?
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mine is more than 3 years old and its still working great. I am not plannnin to get a new one until there is wearing away on the strap,or until I encounter a problem
 

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I bought mine used several years ago. It's probably at least 10 years old by the looks of it. I don't think they really need to be replaced often unless you want a different style, or it breaks.
 

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I am shooting the same Carter Big Kid I bought from Jerry at Nationals almost 20years ago.It has never been apart and works great.I think that once your brain wont let you operate it then you should move on.Otherwise wait till your hand falls off.
 

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shot the same scott caliper for 17 years, It still works but 3 years ago i went to a Scott mongoose just cause i wanted to.:wink:

Been through 20 hand held Thumb releases so far just trying to find the right one.
 

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My release is over 30 years old and still working great. The only that needed to be replaced was the rope but otherwise no problems at all. You can't beat a high quality product.
 

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My release is about 14 years old, i have a backup, that i don't even remember shooting with, its just there...
 

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Still shooting a 20 year old Fletchmatic rope release. I have two of them. At this rate I may never need the backup one. Tried a different release for a while and it never felt right and did more harm than good. Went back to what works for me.
 

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Iused a flechmatic-T for over 20 years it worked well,Igave it to my son swiched to anouther thum release an Insatiable-3 I put the lightest spring in and love it.
 

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My release is over 30 years old and still working great. The only that needed to be replaced was the rope but otherwise no problems at all. You can't beat a high quality product.
Let me guess -- is it a Hot Shot?
 
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