Different ways to shoot a thumb release

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  1. TheFitHunter

    TheFitHunter Weekend Warrior

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    Hey all,
    I just picked up my first thumb release, a Tru-Ball Rave, after shooting a wrist release for many years. I keep hearing to shoot the release using back tension, which I am extremely uncomfortable with at this point. However I shoot great with the release by pulling through the shot and using thumb tension, similar to using a normal wrist strap. While I plan on continuing to try and figure out how to use backtension with the release simply because I want to challenge myself, is shooting a thumb release with gentle pressure and follow through necessarily a bad way to shoot this style of release? Thanks for any input.
     
  2. jakebrake

    jakebrake Newb

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    I've seen thumb on top. I'm not that coordinated.

    I do thumb against cheek....loving it.
     
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    davidingle Weekend Warrior

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    ^this. My shooting improved simply by listening to Dudleys more technical podcasts and putting them into action.

    Thumb bottom. Most weight on index and middle finger. Anchor, jawbone between knuckles.
     

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