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- Easy Fit, Good Thumb Protection Review by Juniper
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I've gone through four thumb rings trying to find one that would fit me. This glove fit on the first try, and at the end of my practice, my thumb was sore but not blistered, which is a huge improvement over a traditional thumb ring. I find the leather over the knuckles of my first finger is also helping me brace my nock against the bowstring while shooting, which was also valuable.
I wear a women's large in gloves, and found the medium fit very well, except for some pressure between my third and fourth fingers where the truncated third finger of the glove presses against the webbing of my hand. Two minutes and a pair of scissors provided an easy fix for that.
(Posted on 4/9/16)
- Excellent Review by Robin hood
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I am learning to shoot with the thumb release and using an Attilla archery hand made hungarian style bow.
I bought the thumb ring and this glove. So far this glove is much easier to use than the ring. ( at least for me at this point in time.) I love how this glove feels and it made it easy for me to get the thumb release technique down. I am shooting 35 lbs at 28" and 40lbs at 30" . The leather is thinner than your 3 finger gloves but I feel that it is an advantage for thumb release. When you don't get it right it hurts a bit. And when your technique is good it is smooth and painless. I have put about 1000 arrows through it with zero wear showing on the leather. Surprisingly good quality for the money. I would highly recommend this glove to anyone shooting thumb release. Very good deal for your hard earned money.
(Posted on 1/7/14)
- great for trying the thumb draw Review by CoachT
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This isn't super high quality leather and it's really a touch thin for long shooting and even medium weight. That said, it's also not super expensive and is incredibly convenient compared to thumb rings which are easy to lose. It gets a few off looks and some tournament masters may have an issue with using a thumb draw. The index finger does indeed touch the arrow nock though if you'd like to argue the point.
Short draw archers will find that they can get a couple inches more draw length using the thumb draw - even more if you draw to the earlobe for anchor. Tradition is to draw from the usual opposite side of the bow when using a thumb draw (arrow on the right for a right hander) but, with just a day of technique work I was able to draw just fine off the shelf of all of my bows with the arrow left drawn right-handed. The key is the same as 3-finger, don't twist your wrist inward pulling the arrow off the rest. I now own two (in case a wear one out) and only shoot 3-fingers when forced by competition rules.
Overall - from the point of view of a short draw recurve/longbow target shooter - it's fantastic and a functional solution to the draw weight problem that happens when you only draw 24"; regular and long draw archers may well have a different opinion.
(Posted on 8/1/13)