Archery Bow Release Blog
Until I started working at an archery/crossbow store, I had figured that the only way to shoot your bow and arrow was by pulling back on the string with your own hand. It seemed simple enough until I actually tried to fire arrow after arrow. I realized quickly that I was going to need some help because I was getting tired, at a fast pace, and I did not want to go home so early in my outing. I searched online and found that the best thing for me to use would be a release aid.
I was looking for a release aid and I narrowed my selection down to two; one was a wrist strap type and the other was a hand release aid
. I had planned to use my release aid while stalk hunting so I figured that I should get one that strapped around my wrist. I liked the look of the hand release aids but I figured that it had a greater potential to get lost. The last thing that I want to be worrying about in the field is if I still have my release aid.
[caption id="attachment_3781" align="alignleft" width="219"] A version of the wrist release aid.
I would not have to worry about that at all if I chose a wrist release aid. I felt that it was also a bit easier to distribute the draw weight. Well, I bought the wrist bow release and I have to say that I was glad I chose the wrist option. The strap around my wrist helped to ease the draw weight by taking on the burden of some of the excess weight. The release aid that I bought had an adjustable strap, an adjustable trigger, and it fit perfectly with my D-loop! When I was looking around for my release aid, I noticed that there is a direct correlation between price and quality. You will get what you pay for, so look around before you commit to something cheap that will not help you at all.