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Old 03-16-2021, 06:45 PM   #1
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I've recently started shooting my recurve more. I used to bowfish everyday, but never really had to pull the bow all the way back. Just shot instinctive. Now I'm wanting to get good and consistent. I'm holding the string with the pads of my fingers and not in the joint, but am still experiencing numbness. I wear a 3 finger glove. Any tips for protecting the fingers?

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Old 03-16-2021, 07:05 PM   #2
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Donít know about how to cure the numbness, but if the string is on the pads of your fingers, you probably are not getting enough of a hook on the string.

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A better glove. Try a Bearpaw speed glove.
And Bisch is spot on.

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Old 03-16-2021, 08:19 PM   #4
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Donít know about how to cure the numbness, but if the string is on the pads of your fingers, you probably are not getting enough of a hook on the string.

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Ok, I'll keep adjusting. So hook, but just not in the joint?

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Old 03-16-2021, 08:20 PM   #5
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A better glove. Try a Bearpaw speed glove.
And Bisch is spot on.

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I'll check that out

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Yes, in the first joint from the tip. Deep hook

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Old 03-16-2021, 09:37 PM   #7
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A deep hook allows you to draw with a relaxed hand and forearm which makes for a cleaner release. Think about how you would hold a paint bucket at your side using three fingers. If you wanted to drop it you wouldn’t consciously open your hand as much as you would just stop holding it. String release should be the same way
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Old 03-16-2021, 09:40 PM   #8
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A deep hook allows you to draw with a relaxed hand and forearm which makes for a cleaner release. Think about how you would hold a paint bucket at your side using three fingers. If you wanted to drop it you wouldnít consciously open your hand as much as you would just stop holding it. String release should be the same way
I tried holding in the crease of my fingers, but had the same result. Hold in the crease?

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Yes and a quality glove or tab will help that.

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Old 03-16-2021, 09:53 PM   #10
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Yes and a quality glove or tab will help that.

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I'll give that a shot, thanks

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Old 03-17-2021, 07:27 AM   #11
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It is a bit counterintuitive. It seems logical to think that just barely holding with the fingertips would make for the cleanest release. I think you will find that a deep hook with the fingertips pointed back at you also helps in using back muscles instead of your arm/shoulder to draw




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Old 03-17-2021, 08:13 AM   #12
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It is a bit counterintuitive. It seems logical to think that just barely holding with the fingertips would make for the cleanest release. I think you will find that a deep hook with the fingertips pointed back at you also helps in using back muscles instead of your arm/shoulder to draw




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I'll try that out. Thank you for the great info!

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Old 03-18-2021, 06:53 PM   #13
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I doubled up two gloves. Works for me.
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Old 03-21-2021, 09:58 AM   #14
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Howard Hughes apparently used to have plastic/nylon inserts in his glove finger tips to prevent a deep hook among other things. Scope out his premium gloves on his website.

Otherwise...shoot less and dont hold the string as long when at draw. I passed up some nice shooting gloves recently because the leather was entirely too thin for my preference.

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Old 03-21-2021, 07:05 PM   #15
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Howard Hughes apparently used to have plastic/nylon inserts in his glove finger tips to prevent a deep hook among other things. Scope out his premium gloves on his website.

Otherwise...shoot less and dont hold the string as long when at draw. I passed up some nice shooting gloves recently because the leather was entirely too thin for my preference.

Good luck MrZach.


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