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Bowfit Archery Exercise Tool

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Item Number: 799X
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Price: $27.75 - $31.50
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6 Questions | 19 Answers
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  • Q:

    Do you release this tool as you would the bowstring?
    Asked on 9/14/2013 by Riley

    8 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      NO! The Bowfit exercise tool is pulled back to an anchor and slowly let down this helps develop the muscles that used in Archery

      Answered on 9/17/2013 by Keith from 3 Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Honestly, I've never released it as if I were sending a shot. Because there's no actual bow to keep the release in form I think the little finger grip would probably bounce all over the place. So I just manually bring it back to slackness, as if I were breaking down a shot I didn't feel good about.

      Answered on 9/15/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      No, you don`t release it. It is simply an exercise devise to strangthen the muscles used to draw the bow.

      Answered on 9/15/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      Hi, yes you can release it like a bowstring, but it will snap the hand your
      holding the thing with!!! It's going to hurt, this tool is for building
      muscle, not help you aim better. But I love it and I do recommend it. Hope
      this helps.

      Answered on 9/15/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      No. You do not release it. You let the tension off of it gradually.

      Answered on 9/15/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      No... You just practice pulling to your full draw length and then holding for a reasonable amount of time... Think how long would you hold before releasing an arrow if you were in a tree stand and were waiting for a deer to move out from behind a tree trunk. 30 seconds max is probably a good number. When you can hold easily after several repetitions, increase the resistance of the band. When releasing the tension, keep hold of the strap and let the tension off gradually. Don't let go.., think dry firing isn't a good thing..:-). Al
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 9/15/2013 by Doc from Kansas City
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      No, do not release it. It will hurt if you do.

      Answered on 9/15/2013 by Dave from California
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      Well, you can, but since the objective is to either build up strength or keep said strength, it would be better if you slowly contract (do "negatives") to keep the muscles engaged and make those muscles get a full range workout. But, if you don't care, yeah, go ahead and release like you would when you're shooting.
      In fact, another exercise you can do with this, is that since it comes with a wrist loop (like a mechanical trigger for a compound), in order to make sure you're using proper form, wear that loop on your wrist, and when you release the band, the loop will give slack as the band contracts and if your arm is properly engaged, the loop will be halted on your wrist instead of your entire arm being drawn forward with the release of the band.
      If you don't know already, your string hand should not leave the side of your face when firing, and if all your muscle groups are properly engaged, your arm may even jump backward about an inch. If it drops or is pulled forward with the string as you release, you aren't engaging your back muscles properly and also not getting your bow's maximum potential power since you're not actually releasing at full draw.

      Answered on 9/14/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    How do you decide which one to buy. I want to be able to pull a 80 lb bow but not able to yet. Also have a repaired rotator cuff.
    Asked on 8/16/2013 by pwan

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I would get the heavy so yo can work up to 80

      Answered on 8/20/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use a 30lb bow, wanted to muscle up a little to get over the 40lb min for hunting most places have. Chose the medium (30-50lb). Depending on how recent or severe your shoulder surgery was and how much you could pull before, you might want to start with the heavy (50-80lb) if possible and then transition to the safari (80-100lb) to build stamina for extended use of 80lb for hunting. I'm not a doc or trainer, so just my opinion. Good luck. Hope this helps.

      Answered on 8/17/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I''m a lefty. Is the grip for lefties or righties?
    Asked on 11/16/2012 by Juliana from Iowa

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      The Bowfit is symmetrical. As with a traditional longbow, it has no "handedness". It's the same from either side. So the specific answer is: both. In fact, it's no doubt a good idea to balance your muscle development by using it both left- and right-handed, which I have done.
      stan johnson

      Answered on 11/16/2012 by MaineMan from Maine
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is neutral grip that can be used with either hand.

      Answered on 11/17/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      The grip on this is round, so it will work for lefties or righties. As a matter of fact, in order to excercise and strengthen both sides evenly and not develop imbalance, you should use it with both hands, pulling both directions.

      Answered on 11/16/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The bow fit is for both lefties and righties.

      Answered on 11/16/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The grip is essentially a tube. It is ambidextrous.

      Answered on 11/16/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Hi! How far can it be pulled back (will the heaviest / safari 80lb +, say, take a 32 - 33 inch draw, and what would the poundage be at that draw?)
    Thanks
    Asked on 4/1/2011 by naddum from UK

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

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      I think that they gain the normal 2-3 pounds per inch. They can be pulled back that far.

      Answered on 4/5/2011 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use the medium one so in reality I cannot answer your question However I would assume that the 80lb safari could handle it. Not saying that as a fact just a supposition on my part is all because my draw length is 29 2/3" but I only draw a47#bow

      Answered on 11/29/2011 by kitkat from Westwego LA
  • Q:

    Is this a good tool to figure out what poundage of bow I want to purchase?
    Asked on 2/20/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I would suggest this more to get into shape before you order a bow. It is used a lot to stay in shape when the weather is bad and it is hard to practice regularly.

      Answered on 2/21/2011 by Justin from 3 Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    how heavy would the safari model be at 29"
    Asked on 2/2/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      There is no exact poundage for this question. The Bowfit can be used in different ways to provide different weights. It be used as a single strand, doubled, or even tripled to provide more tension.

      Answered on 2/3/2011 by Anonymous
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