I was given a Fletchmatic rope release out of pity when I was in the military in the late 80's. I was using some big plastic release..........lol. The good thing about rope then was it was easy on the servings and didn't let you torque the string. The good thing about it now is it's easy on the serving and I don't need a D-loop.I've used the FletchHunter for about 25 years or so. I own 3 of them because I never want to be without one.