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I am new to archery and wanted a release to help enforce proper technique and mechanics. I heard from a lot of people that back tension is the way to go, but I also heard from an equal amount that said back tension did not work for them. After much thought I realized this is a crucial element to proper shooting, I think the people who don’t like it didn’t give it the proper chance or time to get good at it. I have a lot to learn but I am happy with how the Evolution + is teaching me to focus on pulling and no so much on getting my dot perfectly still. So far I’m enjoying it. Go get one!
I spent an embarrassing amount of time trying to understand why I was having occasional bad misses (the kind where my heavy hunting arrows were buried and lost forever). I felt I was punching the trigger, but could not seem to resolve this issue despite telling myself to draw a line in the sand with my trigger finger (like rifle trigger control). I heard discussion about Target Panic on the Exo podcast, and realized that there was a name for my pain, and a method to address it! I talked with Forrest Carter, and he suggested the Evolution + to retrain my brain for a back tension release. This release aid has got me back to hitting my target with confidence, and I couldn't be happier. If you're considering this release, please be aware that the initial use will require some patience and tension adjustments. But, once you get the feel for this release, it really does teach and enforce better technique, and is a great tool for evolving to a back tension release with a thumb or index trigger with the correct technique.
I took me a bit to understand the release. I also had to put in one of the heavier springs to get it to work correctly. Since doing this my form as much improved and I feel safe and confident using this release.
Really good release though haven't been able to shoot distance with it yet. One star docked since for some shots I pull back, and the safety does not release, so I either use my thumb to try to slide the safety over which fires the bow or hold safety and draw down.