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Item Number: 8129X
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Rigid Formaster Training Aid
 
3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (9)
  • Improves experience (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Training aid.

    Good training aid for form and release. The only issue is if you have the clamp to high up toward the elbow..it can slap your forearm. Keep the metal clamp lower if...Read complete review

    Good training aid for form and release. The only issue is if you have the clamp to high up toward the elbow..it can slap your forearm. Keep the metal clamp lower if possible. I wish it had a quick disconnect.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good idea but way overpriced

    My biggest issue with this product is that 3Rivers actually sells this product to it's valued customers at such an overinflated price.

    I developed a trust in 3Rivers over the years...Read complete review

    My biggest issue with this product is that 3Rivers actually sells this product to it's valued customers at such an overinflated price.

    I developed a trust in 3Rivers over the years and this now makes me somewhat hesitant. This product is nothing more than a few inches of rope and a nylon strap. The strap is actually a low end quality strap at best.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Improved my form

    By Mursedan111

    from Louisville, KY

    About Me Competitive Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Functional
    • Improves Experience
    • Improves Form

    Cons

    • A Bit Expensive
    • Not Comfortable

    Best Uses

    • Competition
    • Hunting
    • Improving Form
    • Practice

    Comments about Rigid Formaster Training Aid:

    The form master gives you instant and usable feedback to improve your form. It provided me the experience I needed to develop my muscle memory for proper back tension. I like the fact that it can be used on any bow and pretty much anywhere.

    It's not very comfortable to wear, I think the design has room for improvement. It's also a little expensive considering the materials they used to construct it.

    Overall, I'm glad I bought it. It has improved my shooting form and I still use it between shoots.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    More for Olympic style recurves?

    By bushpilotmexico

    from Osoyoos, BC

    About Me Competitive Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about Rigid Formaster Training Aid:

      Difficult to use with a traditional anchor because the retaining string on the Formaster slaps the cheek upon release. I had to put padding on my cheek to prevent bruising.

      Probably more of use for Olympic style archery where they anchor low below the chin although they might get neck slap.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Training aid.

      By Double S

      from Wilbur, WA

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Experience
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Clamp Hits The Arm

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about Rigid Formaster Training Aid:

      Good training aid for form and release. The only issue is if you have the clamp to high up toward the elbow..it can slap your forearm. Keep the metal clamp lower if possible. I wish it had a quick disconnect.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Mixed Feelings

      By DeepRiverBowman

      from Valparaiso, IN.

      About Me Expert Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All Weather
      • Builds Strength
      • Develops Form
      • Durable
      • Improves Experience

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • Hits Your Arm

      Best Uses

      • Competition
      • Practice

      Comments about Rigid Formaster Training Aid:

      PRO: Bought this as training device for rehab after shoulder surgery. Works as advertised and a worthwhile training aid. Definitely helps develop form and strength. I like that it allows me to train without launching an arrow, but can still release string.

      CON: Pricy for a strap and string. A little difficult to manage since device stays attached to string. Cord locking clamp will slap your arm.

      They really need to come up with a better way to adjust the string length and get rid of the big metal arm bruiser.

      I will mark that "I would recommend to a friend," but only because there is no "might or might not recommend." I would mention the problem with the arm bruising (solved with an armguard on drawing hand) and high cost for low technology and let them choose.

      It does work, buy requires some modification to make it work. For the price, it should be flawless out of the box.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good product, awful directions/manual

      By Pete

      from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Functional
      • Improves Experience
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Confusing Directions
      • Hard To Use Precisely

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about Rigid Formaster Training Aid:

      Overly technical, wordy, incoherent directions and badly labeled charts. Used with help from a physical therapist who found the directions very difficult to apply. This could be a great tool with a clear how-to manual and step-by-step guide for the best use, best technique, and explanation for why. Not easy, but the seller seems to have mistaken technical showing-off for good teaching. The great value of the device for me is to reduce muscle and joint injury, so I was very frustrated. My PT and I continue to puzzle over issues of muscle mechanics. A good video would help, as would photos. So this could be a great tool.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By Jon

      from Oberlin, KS

      About Me Recreational Archer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • All Weather
      • Durable
      • Functional
      • Improves Experience
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practice

        Comments about Rigid Formaster Training Aid:

        Awesome practice tool. I haven't had a chance to use it a whole lot but what little I have I can tell a HUGE difference in my form.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        4.0

        very helpful

        By Bowgy

        from Paso Robles, CA

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practice

          Comments about Rigid Formaster Training Aid:

          It improved my form almost immediately

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          This is the greatest training aid ever.

          By Greg

          from Pennsylvania

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Functional
          • Improves Experience

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practice

            Comments about Rigid Formaster Training Aid:

            This is the greatest training aid. It has improved my form, strength in my arm, and it has made major improvements in my accuracy.

             
            4.0

            It works!!

            By Drd

            from Boise,Id

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Functional
            • Improves Experience

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practice

              Comments about Rigid Formaster Training Aid:

              Shooting arrows for 60 years and this training aid finally showed me how to use my back muscles. I now know why my shoulder has hurt for so many years.

              I lowered the review score because the construction could be better. I removed the metal clamp to keep from scratching my arm.

               
              5.0

              Watch Masters of the Barebow 3 for use

              By Stickman

              from Hawaii

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practice

                Comments about Rigid Formaster Training Aid:

                Use this with your practice sessions. Many of you will be surprised at your form flaws. also, with the short string set-up, a lot of people will discover how over bowed they really are. Eye opening and a great training aid.

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