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#1 my7pointmonster

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:48 PM

On saturday my release crapped out on me while I was shooting 3D so I had to call it an early day, on my way home I stopped to shoot a few new releases, and I shot one called a Truball and a Fletcher .44 caliper.

I shot 4 shots out of the fletcher and was very impressed, I shot 2 with the Truball, and while drawing the 3rd arrow, the release failed it burst into 6 pieces, and my arm got the worst slap ive ever had, for 80.00 I figured they would be one of the best quality releases on the market man was i ever wrong, I had a bulge the size of a tennis ball on my elbow where the string hit me and an arms length welt to go with it. I wound up buying the fletcher and
i couldnt be happier with it.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:58 PM

Ouch having done it a time or two I can sympathize, that HURTS.
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:17 PM

That'll make your eyes water!
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 05:23 PM

Ouch that Hurt's :cry:
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:58 PM

for that kind of money it should not have broke. curious to hear what tru ball has to say

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:57 PM

I used to be on T.R.U. Ball's shooting staff. I never had a problem with any of their stuff. (Not that it couldn't happen, obviously. I've seen several release aids fail over the years from various companies. Nothing quite like punching yourself in the face because one lets go in mid draw.) T.R.U. Ball does use injected metal for certain parts on certain model releases and you never know when something might have been poorly molded. (Speculation.)

Out of curiosity, what type of nocking point do you use? (String loop, metal loop, shoot off the string etc.)

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:40 PM

I used to be on T.R.U. Ball's shooting staff. I never had a problem with any of their stuff. (Not that it couldn't happen, obviously. I've seen several release aids fail over the years from various companies. Nothing quite like punching yourself in the face because one lets go in mid draw.) T.R.U. Ball does use injected metal for certain parts on certain model releases and you never know when something might have been poorly molded. (Speculation.)

Out of curiosity, what type of nocking point do you use? (String loop, metal loop, shoot off the string etc.)



A string loop there is no doubt in my mind that it was just a fluke accident but man was it ever a crappy one. I also draw my bow different that anyone else I know, I've had people who have watched me at competitions come over to me and tell me how much better I would shoot if I had a different draw pattern but ive always done it my way and it has never failed me i've tried shooting by doing a more level draw but i always have found that if i dont "aim for the sky" i wont be as consistant?

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(btw. the arrow ended up in the ceiling of the shooting lane)

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 12:43 PM

Glad you're not really hurt - like emergency room hurt but like Larry said my eyes would need some wiping. :doh:

There's alot of force released when one of the wrist type release come apart when drawing back or at full draw. I was just getting started in to bowhunting and I was in a ground blind with a pro turkey guide/hunter and he drew his bow while getting ready to shoot a tom turkey. His release came apart and it sounded like a .22 cal. rifle being fired in that blind. It's parts went forward ripping the material in the blind and three separate places.

He was shocked and needless to say I was too being new to bowhunting at the time. I will say this that's one time that will make me always check your equipment over before using it.
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:01 PM

The Bulge on my elbow was the size of a tennisball, I was pretty close to watery eyes, i was more just mad about the fact that was the 3rd arrow in 2 days ive ruined,which was relese related.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:32 PM

The Bulge on my elbow was the size of a tennisball, I was pretty close to watery eyes, i was more just mad about the fact that was the 3rd arrow in 2 days ive ruined,which was relese related.

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yeah I feel your pain brother! :angry: :angry: Who's paying for the ceiling repair?
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 03:38 PM

Not me wasnt my fault, their product failed me. The ceiling was fine though.

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:33 PM

Welcome to the forums Ryan,
There's quite a few PA folks on board. Few in your neck of the woods! :bigthumb:
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:15 PM

I'm heading to the hospital tomorrow to get it checked out if it brushes my shirt I can feel my eyes Getting watery There almost has to be something wrong with it.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 03:03 PM

I'm heading to the hospital tomorrow to get it checked out if it brushes my shirt I can feel my eyes Getting watery There almost has to be something wrong with it.

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Ryan did the meat inspector pass you with grade A? Already tenderized and ready for the grill? :rolleyes:
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