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Offline Pineywoodsbow

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Tab release
« on: April 06, 2018, 12:20:04 PM »
I have been using a glove for four years. Recently I have developed a bad release (plucking the string). I was thinking of giving the Tab a try. What are some good recommendations on where and what kind of Tab to consider? I shoot 3 under

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Tab release
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2018, 02:42:27 PM »
I have a Yost Tab.  It’s good for 3 under and has laser etchings to measure for string walking.

I’m garbage with a tab, but I’d use that one if I was going to tab shoot.




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Re: Tab release
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2018, 05:06:54 PM »
I like the Safari Tuff 3 under tab, which you can get from 3 Rivers or Safari Tuff directly. However, I think you should treat plucking as a separate issue to be solved, apart from whether you use a glove or a tab. Just make sure you haven’t worn a groove in your glove fingers, which can make it hard to get a good release, but that is different from plucking.
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Re: Tab release
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2018, 08:40:21 PM »
I have been using a tab for many years. Using it has done nothing to help me avoid plucking. It seems unlikely to me that a tab or glove makes a difference - at least it didn't for me. I do have a training routine that I use to help control this bad habit.

Now, don't laugh, this is what helps me the most. I visualize myself releasing the string with no hand movement. This is all a mental picture that I repeat over and over. Then, when I actually shoot, I try to keep my hand perfectly in place at my anchor point just as I have imagined it so many times. It works pretty well for me, but I do have to periodically re-visit this exercise.
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Re: Tab release
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 06:08:06 PM »
I like the Safari Tuff 3 under tab, which you can get from 3 Rivers or Safari Tuff directly. However, I think you should treat plucking as a separate issue to be solved, apart from whether you use a glove or a tab. Just make sure you haven’t worn a groove in your glove fingers, which can make it hard to get a good release, but that is different from plucking.
Never would have thought of the groove in my shooting glove. Just checked it and sure enough two of the fingers have a groove.


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Re: Tab release
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2018, 06:08:35 PM »
I have been using a tab for many years. Using it has done nothing to help me avoid plucking. It seems unlikely to me that a tab or glove makes a difference - at least it didn't for me. I do have a training routine that I use to help control this bad habit.

Now, don't laugh, this is what helps me the most. I visualize myself releasing the string with no hand movement. This is all a mental picture that I repeat over and over. Then, when I actually shoot, I try to keep my hand perfectly in place at my anchor point just as I have imagined it so many times. It works pretty well for me, but I do have to periodically re-visit this exercise.
I am going to give that a shot and see, thanks


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Re: Tab release
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 10:48:56 PM »
I don't shoot a glove but i do shoot a Black Widow tap it lets me shoot with a deep hook which help me not pluck the string.
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Re: Tab release
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 02:41:35 PM »
Another vote for the BlackWidow tab from a long time tab shooter.
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Re: Tab release
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2018, 08:32:11 PM »
I got a Rick Barbee 3 under tab today and have a yost tab on the way. The Barbee tab has a unique surface which seems pretty slick.  I normally shoot a saker one split finger so only been shooting three under for a day LOL but like the Barbee tab.
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Re: Tab release
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2018, 05:50:26 PM »
I also use the black widow from time to time but prefer the AAE Elite without any of the attachments I like a deep hook. I find for me the aae is smooth and consistent.

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Re: Tab release
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2018, 11:33:10 PM »
I started shooting with a tab and did for 8 years or so.  I tried a Big Shot glove and loved it.  Even so, the glove was allowing me to commit some serious release atrocities and after 2 years it was beginning to show.  I picked up my old tab and started at that again.  It is much less comfortable, but my shooting has improved a ton and my release is almost always better (no dragging 3rd finger off string). 
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Re: Tab release
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 12:01:36 AM »
Thought I would update. I ended up just using fingers. I get a great release and I prefer it over a tab or glove. Only drawback is it hurts like hell! Lol



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Re: Tab release
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2018, 09:01:54 AM »
Double or triple your serving where your fingers will be.

That will help.

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