The "Berlin" style glove size recommendations, on the Three Rivers Web
site, turned out to be about right for me. I'm 6'1" and weigh 225
pounds, so I am used to buying "XL" sizes for t-shirts, and the like.
But this informal "rule of thumb" proved to be dead wrong, in the case
of the Eichler tab. I now shoot, and much prefer, the "L" or "Large"
cordovan tab -- and NOT the "XL" tab.
I shoot a 65 lb., 70" longbow, split-finger style, with a "deep" hook --
and thus by far the greatest "friction point" on my release, is the
"crease" between the first and second joints, of the first three fingers
of my string hand. The Eichler tab covers this high-friction "crease"
area perfectly. But I also like the tab to stop, and leave "uncovered",
the extreme tips of all three shooting fingers. All I feel on the
release, is a soft pleasant thump, on the tips of all three fingers --
as the string gently pushes, and rolls them out of the way.
And not to worry, even if you order the wrong size the first time -- as
I did, the cordovan leather on the SECOND tab you order, which will be
the correct size, will more than outlast any THREE calf's hair tabs, you
could have bought in its place. And your initial mistake, should be
close to paying for itself already. As Howard Hill once said, everyone
has an excuse, for missing the first shot -- but nobody has an excuse,
for missing the second.
So shoot straight, and good luck :)
Answered on 12/14/2013 by Anonymous