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Release for skinny wrists
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500grainsofDEATH 22-Apr-20
500grainsofDEATH 22-Apr-20
FORESTBOWS 22-Apr-20
500grainsofDEATH 22-Apr-20
t-roy 22-Apr-20
500grainsofDEATH 22-Apr-20
Medicinemann 22-Apr-20
bigdog21 23-Apr-20
500grainsofDEATH 23-Apr-20
500grainsofDEATH 23-Apr-20
Matt 23-Apr-20
Bou'bound 23-Apr-20
Scoot 23-Apr-20
500grainsofDEATH 23-Apr-20
APauls 23-Apr-20
JohnMC 23-Apr-20
Boris 23-Apr-20
Pop-r 23-Apr-20
Buffalo1 23-Apr-20
LINK 23-Apr-20
Brotsky 23-Apr-20
Tlhbow 23-Apr-20
bigdog21 24-Apr-20
IdyllwildArcher 25-Apr-20
Russ Koon 26-Apr-20
Native Okie 26-Apr-20
ohiohunter 27-Apr-20
LINK 27-Apr-20
22-Apr-20
I'm looking to buy a new release to be getting used to during the summer before I go to Missouri in November. My wrists are really skinny which is why I'm looking to get a new one. The diameter of my wrists is 6 inches exact. I currently shoot a Scott Little Goose. The strap on it became loose and I replaced it with a BOA strap from tru glo thinking it would tighten enough for my liking. Tightened all the way even it rides up my hand a little. I have to wear gloves with it for it to feel snug. Ive considered trying a thumb release but wanted to see if you guys had any suggestions on wrist releases. Thanks in advance.

22-Apr-20
Also if I do try a thumb release I was considering Spot Hogg Whipper Snapper or Friday night delight. Anybody have any experience with either?

22-Apr-20
Wise guy boa strap

22-Apr-20
Isnt that technically still the tru glo BOA with the Wiseguy on it? Or does it go tighter than the try Flo replacement strap?

From: t-roy
22-Apr-20
I’ve had a leathersmith custom make me a few leather wrist straps over the years. I hate the Velcro closures and wasn’t all that fond of interior covering (wrist side) on the straps of my TruBall releases, so I had a guy make me some to my liking. I simply cut the stitching out holding the hardware and they re-sewed everything back in the proper place on the custom straps. You should easily be able get someone to make one that would fit your needs.

22-Apr-20
Thats not an option for me. I dont know many people and certainly dont know anyone who works with leather

From: Medicinemann
22-Apr-20
PM sent

From: bigdog21
23-Apr-20
how about a youth release.

23-Apr-20
Thought about a youth model but every one ive found is double caliper. Im looking for a hook style or single caliper to spare my d loop some.

23-Apr-20
Thought about a youth model but every one ive found is double caliper. Im looking for a hook style or single caliper to spare my d loop some.

From: Matt
23-Apr-20
"Thats not an option for me. I dont know many people and certainly dont know anyone who works with leather."

Consider a phone book. Or Google.

An alternative would be to buy a leather punch and pop one more hole in the current strap. I bought one for my daughter at a hobby store for $7-8.

From: Bou'bound
23-Apr-20
Or save 7-8 bucks and poke a hole in it with a screwdriver or drill bit.

From: Scoot
23-Apr-20
500, if your wrists have a diameter of 6 inches, you've got HUGE wrists!!! :)

Do what Matt said- just add another hole or two in the wrist strap. My son shoots a Wiseguy and I had to add in some padding on the inside of the strap to take up the space (the strap got wider in the area I would have had to add in another hole, so it didn't work to just do that) so that it would fit.

23-Apr-20
That strap is long gone so cant poke a hole in it. I have the little goose on a tru glo BOA and it is still too loose. I just want a suggestion for a new release not a fix for the current one.

From: APauls
23-Apr-20
lol 6 inch diameter wrists??? Freaking giant!!

From: JohnMC
23-Apr-20
1.) Put your little goose on a youth strap. 2.) Hit the weights build up those skinny wrist.

From: Boris
23-Apr-20
If you have a youth size wrist strap, but have the kind of release you like, try taking it apart an putting the release on the other strap. I did that for my daughter.

From: Pop-r
23-Apr-20
Youth/women's release.

From: Buffalo1
23-Apr-20
I had my shoe repair person build me a wrist strap with a buckle that works for me.

You may want to look at a Winn Archery Free Flight Release that fits the hand using basically same principle as a glove.

As a side tone I also went to a thumb release and really like it better than the wrist release.

Good luck on your quest.

From: LINK
23-Apr-20
I bought Scott hero’s for my kids. Liked them so much I bought one for myself. The make a Velcro version and a buckle version. My wrists aren’t big and it fits with room to spare. If still not small enough find someone with a hole punch.

From: Brotsky
23-Apr-20
With a 6" CIRCUMFERENCE wrist I would contact Scott Archery and get one of their youth buckle straps that they use on their Hero X release.

From: Tlhbow
23-Apr-20
The winn freeflight has small, medium, and large straps to choose from. Is a swing out hook. .

From: bigdog21
24-Apr-20
Scott silverhorn will work great. you need one pm me

25-Apr-20
The problem with youth releases, is that the metal part of the release is usually not long enough for a man. You can get two releases and take the metal part from the adult release and put it on the youth wrist part. I had to do this for my daughter and have considered doing it for myself for when I want to hunt sleeveless.

From: Russ Koon
26-Apr-20
I remembered your post today when I went out to practice, and checked my wrist circumference. Mine is only 6 1/2" now that I'm a skinny old guy.

I bought a Truball Short 'n Sweet last fall to get a little more draw length and I'm still getting used to it. Like it pretty well so far, and it feels better every time I use it. Hook style release and a very crisp trigger with no creep.

But the reason I thought of your post was when I was buckling it on, I noticed that I still had two holes to go tighter when it got about as snug as I wanted it to be. I'm not familiar with all the choices suggested above, so I might be repeating one someone else has mentioned, but if I'm not, you might take a look at the Short 'n Sweet. I've only got maybe a hundred-fifty or so shots on this one, but it seems to be a quality release and it seems like it would fit your wrist also.

From: Native Okie
26-Apr-20
Best handle and name I’ve seen in a while.

From: ohiohunter
27-Apr-20
I am so far super impressed by my tru ball shooter. Inexpensive and comfy... they offer these in junior sizes. Priced to have backupS

From: LINK
27-Apr-20

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On the Scott hero the “metal part” will fit Bigfoot or big hands as well as my six year old daughter. This is the hero x, it’s built just like the hero.

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