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  • #31
    Originally posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    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...
    Good idea there Sonny, but I might just grow one of those Duck Dynasty long beards, eliminating the need for shaving, wouldn't need to have my teeth, and probably have no need for the Viagra.

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    • #32
      Clawed --- why would y'all need Viagara now ??? Ya could get yer own sponser fer arrahs --- called a metal detecter n' find yer own arrahs ya lost plus a lotta somebuddy elses arrahs too.

      Carlos --- I took the thumb post offa my Sweetspot the first day I bought it, and haven't looked back. I think I get a more consistance release without it --- try it ya might like it.

      Oooooh, I just might hava majer legue announcement comin up here in the next cupple a weeks er so --- stay tuned !!!

      General --- can you believe how humble Clawed is ??? Here he is now near purrrfection n' y'd never no it --- GO Clawed !!!

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      • #33
        Carlos, Padgett has that little section in his procedure where you draw evenly with the fingers. When,,,key word, I do, I do pretty good. Confidence is what I need and I guess that's where you latch on to a hinge and shoot it and nothing else.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by carlosii View Post
          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...
          Well, in regard to the click as you release the thumb followed by the firing. After setting and resetting, I guess maybe he was correct when he said how important is the setting of the release. When I finally found the right setting, his information was absolutely right. Set to where a gradual reduction of the thumb pressure activates the click, when removing the thumb with equal pressure on fingers, I find that the amount of pull against the wall will have an effect on the time. This was one of the most important bits of his information, as it provided, for me, a method of firing without that long drawn out, tiring to the point letting down, waiting for it to fire.
          Whoa... got to stop this sounding like I know what I'm talking about, because finding that proper setting sure wasn't easy. Just my opinion, and it's what works for me ...Claude

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          • #35
            Originally posted by C.Roberts View Post
            Good idea there Sonny, but I might just grow one of those Duck Dynasty long beards, eliminating the need for shaving, wouldn't need to have my teeth, and probably have no need for the Viagra.
            Duck Dynasty, I've heard people rattle of this, but luckily I have not fell victim to the program or whatever it is. Just like I couldn't sit through the God Father when it came out. 25 years later commercials were running rampant of the God Father and the series of God Father that came after, luckily, I have never fell victim to having the need of the entire collection or movie within.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by SonnyThomas View Post
              Duck Dynasty, I've heard people rattle of this, but luckily I have not fell victim to the program or whatever it is. Just like I couldn't sit through the God Father when it came out. 25 years later commercials were running rampant of the God Father and the series of God Father that came after, luckily, I have never fell victim to having the need of the entire collection or movie within.
              hmm....the words "fuddy duddy" come to mind.

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              • #37
                Clawed and Elkie...I'm thinking that Padgett's release method does about what the relaxing of the index finger and pulling with the pinkie or ring finger does for Elkie...unless I'm miss reading what Elkie says is his method. I think he shoots a 4 finger which would mean the pinkie would be the finger that tightens up while the index finger relaxes.

                When you (Clawed/Padgett) ease off the post i would guess the pressure point moves to the finger furthest away from the index finger.

                What say you yardbirds?

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                • #38
                  Carlos ---- That's EXACTLY what I have been trying to tell you --- that's EXACTLY why I removed the thumb post from mine right off the bat from the get-go, that transfers more pressure to the "pinkie" --- that's EXACTLY what I have been telling you about my preference of the 4-finger over the 3-finger release, that allows the greatest pressure being exerted by the "pinkie" finger for greater "leverage" --- you are "spot on" sir, that the "pinkie" finger is the best instrument for a better release of the arrow. Padgetts method is no different than the way I have been doing it ever since I started shooting BT --- it only took me one day shooting BT to determine the thumb peg was "useless".

                  Hope this helps.

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                  • #39
                    Jeepers, Jeepers, Jeepers gize --- sorry for another "serious post" --- LOL !!! --- Oh well.

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Elkhunter View Post
                      Jeepers, Jeepers, Jeepers gize --- sorry for another "serious post" --- LOL !!! --- Oh well.
                      oh...you were serious?

                      i'm sorry, but are you sure about your method mirrors Padgetts? i'm going to try removing the peg on the sweet spot, but i'm also going to drag out my HT (with clicker) and try to replicate Padgett's method...i guess i want to experience the two for myself.

                      btw, anybody else shooting a sweet spot who would like to chime in here?

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                      • #41
                        Sold my Sweet Spot years back... One of the first to come out, got it at the ATA show. Couldn't get it to adjust. The next owner had the same issue or it wouldn't stay set, I think. The third owner sent it to the factory and it was replaced.

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                        • #42
                          There ya go Carlos --- giver a try --- I might be wrong here, but I seem to recall, that you only have a 3-finger Sweetie --- at Newberry you might try my 4-finger w/o tumb rest, and then compare --- or, do y'all only got 3-fingers ??? --- I know a lotta cedar shake sawyers that got fewer than that !!!

                          Keep us posted as to how you like shooting w/o the post

                          Sometime at a shoot I'd like to try yer HT out --- seems to me I tried one a those out one time,and the anchor point sure changed --- also it didn't have a safety.

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                          • #43
                            hey Clawed...how about an update? you've been awful quiet lately with no report on your progress (or lack thereof) with your new release. hope you're not in regression.

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                            • #44
                              Regression ??? --- I think he just beat you into hibernation --- probably won't come out until he's rested up enough to make it through the Geezer Bowl --- followed up by the Dessert Shootout.

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                              • #45
                                Could it be that Carlosii is concerned with my progress because of the 2014 Annual Grand Master Geezer Championship, or maybe he remembers who talks about it each winter but never shows. Do hope our old buddy Elkie will be there to give us a few pointers on shooting a hinge. All I can report as far as progress is that I am now only practicing at maximum yardage with my hinge, and usually can pull all 6 arrows with a one handed single pull. Just like Padgett said, looks like shooting groups is getting expensive with the damaged arrows. ''Aww Shaw Now''

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