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  • #16
    Originally posted by carlosii View Post
    I'm betting an HT...
    Originally posted by Elkhunter View Post
    Hey Clawed --- a TRU Ball "3-fingered what" ??? ---- They make about as many 3-fingered releases, as Carters little pills in one bottle.
    Well I have an HT3, but also have a BT4 that is cut down to a three finger which I really prefer over the HT. Just a warning for you two. After that bit of information provided to me on setting up my shot sequence, guess I'll be buying a lot more arrows, as i'm expecting to destroy quite a few by shooting groups, and not shooting beyond 50 yards. Maybe have to take out a loan.

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    • #17
      Oh Oh, a sooper secret "shot sequence" --- I do think we're in big trouble Carlos. I think you live a lot closer to him than I do, maybe you could sachay on over to his place n' set up a video recorder on his practice range, since y'all been trained by the NSA (National School Assn). That way we'll be able to decifer his new high-performance shot sequence, keep the secret to areselves, and surprize him at Newberry. The plot is thickening !!!

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Elkhunter View Post
        Oh Oh, a sooper secret "shot sequence" --- The plot is thickening !!!
        Guess you two geezers know, I'd not do this for just anyone but since I've got this new sequence going for me, I'll let you two in on my secret. Call it my ''Hope---I'm Good Sequence'' and since everyone has given up on trying to make sense of our foolishness here on this thread, I won't have to worry about my secret technique getting out.
        1. Hope arrow has the correct fletching turned up... I'm Good, since blade didn't twang and no fletchings on the ground.
        2. Hope no click until release has cleared my nose and mouth...I'm Good, now to anchor before it's just another lost arrow.
        3. Hope my anchor point is better than the last one... I'm Good, at least it did let me anchor, and didn't go off this time.
        4. Hope my arm will hold the bow up, once it stops shaking... I'm Good, arm steady, now to stop the bow, it's still moving.
        5. Hope that pin float settles to within the target somewhere... I'm Good, it actually fired as it was crossing the target.
        6. Hope to let down and put arrow back on rest... I'm Good, if it's true that I really should use equal pressure on all fingers.
        7. Hope never to believe advice pertaining to equal pressure...I'm Good, won't do that again.
        Last edited by C.Roberts; 08-26-2013, 11:21 PM.

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        • #19
          I use a thumb release set as heavy as I can get it. Just like I said to start...got them hinge things to lay out so people can go; "Man! Wow! Those look neat!

          Shot with one guy Sunday. He had one of them "look out, it might go off" things. Launched one arrow good, but we found it....12 rows of corn stopped it....Otherwise, he hit the 3D targets...kinda.....
          Last edited by SonnyThomas; 08-27-2013, 02:05 PM.

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          • #20
            Sounds like it must be harvest time on Claweds' farm --- he been smokin "corn silk" in his recliner agin !!!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Elkhunter View Post
              Hey Clawed --- a TRU Ball "3-fingered what" ??? ---- They make about as many 3-fingered releases, as Carters little pills in one bottle.
              You got that right, but I only need one to shoot. Oh, and also the one that is waiting for me somewhere in the tall weeds. you see this free internet information said just release my fingers and it would fire. Absolutely correct, releasing my fingers sent my arrow and release down range, but neither where I was aiming. Guess maybe they didn't mean for me to completely release my fingers.
              Seems as if I'm to be a real hinge shooter, as Sonny said a collection of them to show, will be a necessity. Maybe it's like grandmothers and pictures of their grandchildren, let me show you my hinges. Someone even told me that changing hinges every few shots would help accuracy, Hmm now there's a reason for a larger release bag, but I'm determined to master it.
              Last edited by C.Roberts; 08-30-2013, 12:53 AM.

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              • #22
                i shot my HT into the basement wall...Joey at tru ball repaired it for me and at his suggestion i let him add a lanyard to it so it wouldn't happen again. cheap insurance.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by C.Roberts View Post
                  You got that right, but I only need one to shoot. Oh, and also the one that is waiting for me somewhere in the tall weeds. you see this free internet information said just release my fingers and it would fire. Absolutely correct, releasing my fingers sent my arrow and release down range, but neither where I was aiming. Guess maybe they didn't mean for me to completely release my fingers.
                  Seems as if I'm to be a real hinge shooter, as Sonny said a collection of them to show, will be a necessity. Maybe it's like grandmothers and pictures of their grandchildren, let me show you my hinges. Someone even told me that changing hinges every few shots would help accuracy, Hmm now there's a reason for a larger release bag, but I'm determined to master it.
                  Well, if so...My collection ain't near big enough....

                  Now, on the upside, you get really, really good...You can get a sponsor for arrows...So no worry about running out of arrows....And then if really, really, good, you might land some shaving cream commercial...Polident stickup or cleanum...or Viagra...

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                  • #24
                    Time for me to fess up. This time I ain't just whistling Dixie, I'm serious as a heart attack, and it's all due to some really good advice from an internet hinge shooter by the name of Padgett, who gave me his hinge setup procedure. Yes, I've been accused being a little skeptical, well maybe hard headed in my old age. I figured that I would surely be giving up on it, as this is not the first time I've tried shooting a hinge.
                    Terry, another geezer from up Pennsylvania way, who impressed me when I first started shooting, tried to get me into shooting a hinge and now I know what he was trying to tell me. Now that Padgett has helped me over the hump, that was always the reason I gave it up, I'm now feeling that if only I'd setup my sequence properly, I probably would have been shooting a hinge before now.
                    Maybe my shooting will never be as good as a lot of others, but for the last few days my groups at 40 yards have been what never in a million years, would I have thought I could accomplish. The hinge gets more comfortable each session, and for the first time it's so exciting and each shot brings out that....wow.. never thought I could do that. Shooting is fun again, and I seem to surprise myself with my improved accuracy. Just wanted to say ''Thanks Padgett''

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by C.Roberts View Post
                      Time for me to fess up. This time I ain't just whistling Dixie, I'm serious as a heart attack, and it's all due to some really good advice from an internet hinge shooter by the name of Padgett, who gave me his hinge setup procedure. Yes, I've been accused being a little skeptical, well maybe hard headed in my old age. I figured that I would surely be giving up on it, as this is not the first time I've tried shooting a hinge.
                      Terry, another geezer from up Pennsylvania way, who impressed me when I first started shooting, tried to get me into shooting a hinge and now I know what he was trying to tell me. Now that Padgett has helped me over the hump, that was always the reason I gave it up, I'm now feeling that if only I'd setup my sequence properly, I probably would have been shooting a hinge before now.
                      Maybe my shooting will never be as good as a lot of others, but for the last few days my groups at 40 yards have been what never in a million years, would I have thought I could accomplish. The hinge gets more comfortable each session, and for the first time it's so exciting and each shot brings out that....wow.. never thought I could do that. Shooting is fun again, and I seem to surprise myself with my improved accuracy. Just wanted to say ''Thanks Padgett''
                      great for you...now get ready to go get them guys...i'll watch from my usual spot.

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                      • #26
                        Oh Oh !!! --- A Labor Day News Alert !!! --- "Clawed fessed up" --- we now gotta new star on the horizon --- a new force ta reckon with --- heard tell he's already buildin a trophy shelf in his hay loft --- "whats a mother to do" ??? !!!

                        Fer sure now everyones gonna hafta step up their game at the Geezer Bowl --- no walks in the park next season --- anybody gotta full list a geezers, so a APB can be sent out ???

                        ALSO, gotta git a holt a the oddsmakers in Vegas, n' give em a heads up --- this is BIG news !!!

                        Oh my oh my !!! --- Course, who knows --- he shootin w/o a safety he might not have no front choppers left by then n' end up goin back to the wrist caliper release --- what a dalemma he could have on his hands.

                        Oh well.

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                        • #27
                          For those want, Padgetts's procedure can be posted. Also, he is of the sort that will help you through his procedure and work out other issues should they come about.

                          Best test I ever had was shooting from 30 yards indoors, at the shop. First shot to take and a bet I couldn't drill the X on a NFAA 5 spot. Full draw, anchor and aiming and the "Better" turned the lights off. Yeah, me in the dark (Helps that I am in the dark all the time). Anyway, me, the "bettie", felt all good and dead on and let go. Dead X, about as pretty as could be. Wish the bet was for more than a Diet Coke...
                          The release I used was the Stanislawski MagMicro Trio, no pulling post, not even drilled for one.

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                          • #28
                            Sounds like Sonny is getting all primed up to join the class of the Masters of magical myths, and misfortunes . That golden age will be here before you know it.
                            Elkie, no need to get so scared that you will end up like the last couple of years, and not even show for the 2014 festival to determine the ''GRAND MASTER GEEZER'' now that you are an ASA podium award winning geezer, you now have a reputation to defend. Pay no attention to the fact that i'll be making my debut as a new hinge shooter. You see, after watching you and Carlosii tickle those things with your pinkies, I just couldn't stand to be outdone.
                            Word is that the multiple Indiana FAA state master champion , multiple Indiana ASA state master champion, as well as the Regional ProAm master senior winner of the Indiana event, will be signing autographs.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by C.Roberts View Post
                              Word is that the multiple Indiana FAA state master champion , multiple Indiana ASA state master champion, as well as the Regional ProAm master senior winner of the Indiana event, will be signing autographs.
                              i will NOT be signing autographs...the NCAA would be on me like a wet sheet...btw, you left out IFAA animal round record holder...ahem...just sayin'.

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                              • #30
                                Seriously, Clawed, are you following Padgett's routine to the letter? I'm wondering about the part where you draw with thumb on the peg, take thumb off the peg and it [U]must[U] fire within 3 seconds. is that the way its happening for you?

                                I'm shooting that sweet spot with the safety, but I'm not satisfied because I'm thinking I too frequently punch it. That's why I'm not shooting better.

                                Any feed back will be appreciated...you know how I look up to you and Elkie...

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