Well.... Today I picked up my Mathews Outback from the pro archery shop. When I got there, he had it all setup for me, but did not have a loop. I asked why and he said that if I wanted it, he would put one on, but to give it a try first without. He said he never uses one.
Until now, I've never used a release...... always used a glove. I always assumed that if you use a release, then a loop is always there too.
What is the general thought to using one?
Thanks for your input!
A string loop is probably the best thing you could do to improve accuracy, maintain the arrow on the string and eliminate serving wear at the release attachment point. A lot of times with out the loop if you draw and let down with out releasing the arrow the arrow will subsequently fall off when you draw again. This is caused by the severe angle in the string where the arrow nocks when you attach the release directly to the string underneath the arrow. With the loop you are pulling on the string just above and below the arrow so the part of the string that the arrow is nocked on stays parrallel to the riser hence the arrow stays secure on the string no matter how many times you draw and let down. This can be very valuable in a hunting situation. Because with a loop the release doesnt touch the actual bowstring it will last much longer. When putting the release direcly on the string the pressure and friction of the release wears the serving and the string itself so you end up having to replace bowstring much sooner.
Yah, as well. I'm with Arlow.
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Thanks to all that responded...... its kind of what I thought too. I'll be getting a loop installed!