Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
stick

Wrist sling on bow or not?

Recommended Posts

What are people's thoughts on the wrist sling on a bow (the little loop that goes around your wrist that holds the bow)? I just got into archery a year ago and never got one, and I'm wondering if it's really an essential piece. I understand that you shouldn't grip the bow too tightly and let it "fall" away once you release the arrow. I shoot a lot and I have focused on a loose grip, and I haven't seen the need for the sling. I have had people say "you don't have a strap...why not...you need one". It's not the $6 that drives my decision, I just like the least amount of extra stuff possible. Lean and mean, baby!

Any thoughts?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you don't need one then you are fine.

For me I feel much better by leaving a nearly open hand on my riser. I like it when the bow "falls" forward.

Here is a tip. If you have an old belt lying around then knock two holes in it and bolt it to your bow. See if you think your groups improve. If they don't then you aren't out anything, except maybe an old belt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are comfortable without one then you dont have to have one. I personally dont feel comfortable shooting a bow without one anymore because Im so used to it and it stops me from dropping my bow after the shot. If you dont think theres any chance your going to drop your bow with the way you grip the bow now than its not necessary.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have bow hunted for many, many years and have never used one. I purchased one and I don't feel the need for it. If one likes to use one or thinks they need it, then I would go for it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe for me its just insurance on the bow, I shoot with a open hand and the strap does not affect me, but when I am in a stand and I have gloves on and the weather is different, I now do not worry about the slipping and gripping change so I do not launch an investment to the ground..

Just my opinion, an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure...

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A sling is one more thing to get tangled up or keep you from getting ready if the unexpected buck comes through. I just read a book by Bill Winke and he has a point that anything that can save you time (even seconds) is very crucial to taking big game. He even goes on to explain that he doesn't use a loop string for his release because it might take his eyes off the approaching game. Just a thought and how particular or efficiant you want to be? Personally I have used one and found it only made it harder to "get ready" and if you have gloves on in late season that too can effect your ready-ness.

I see that only time you really need a sling is if your bow jumps out of your hand to much or your shooting at a very steep angle down like the base of your stand. That's my .02.

Good Luck,

mr

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

String loop and sling for me. I've had a sling on for about 20 years and never a problem. Sure I can shoot just fine without it but my subconcious mind lets me shoot better with it. And there's the added benefit that it won't hit the ground if it would pop away from my bow hand. I use a 1/4 inch black rope and it's loose and hangs on my wrist. The hunting bow setup has more slack of course than the target setup. The loop is a giant plus. No string wear and I can let down without having the arrow pop off the string once in a while. Won't happen with the loop. Plus your release is anchored dead on behind your arrow so better arrow flight. I just use a TruBall with the regular caliper head design. I guess I've been using a loop for about

10 years or so. My latest upgrade is a drop away rest on the hunting bow. QAD total containment rest. It's Awesome!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never shot a bow without one. It was always my understanding that I shouldn't grip the bow with my hand while shooting because it would interfere with developing a consistent release and follow through.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've never shot a bow without one. It was always my understanding that I shouldn't grip the bow with my hand while shooting because it would interfere with developing a consistent release and follow through.

ya me too, Its all about the grip torque. when I shoot the bow sits against the inside heel area of my relaxed, open hand and I dont even grab the bow until after I've shot. Thats what the best shooters say is the correct form. I know lots of guys take the grip off completely.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this