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    Default Pinchtab or Glove?

    I've been shooting my 50# Dream Catcher a lot lately, at times with a pinchtab and other times a glove. It's probably a form issue, or the shooter, but, I've noticed that my shots with my old stiff glove seem more accurate than my shots with my pinchtab. I was just wondering why some people swear by the tab and for others the glove is the answer?...is it like most things, a matter of personal preference? For those who shoot with the glove, what type/brand of glove do you prefer? If I'm gonna shoot glove, I think I'm gonna have to get something with a little more feel...just looking for others opinions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wut4dude View Post
    I was just wondering why some people swear by the tab and for others the glove is the answer?
    Answer I think is

    Quote Originally Posted by wut4dude View Post
    I've noticed that my shots with my old stiff glove seem more accurate than my shots with my pinchtab.
    All about what works best.

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    Tab or glove? Neither. I shoot bare fingers or with plaster "rings" on my middle finger and index finger. Just can't feel the string right through the leather.
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    Have never liked the 3 finger gloves, still have an old hoyt 'Pro tab' that I've worn the eleatic strap off of twice, its been trimed down, and is very slick, worn smooth by 1000's of shots. Also never liked tabs with the rubber block between the fingers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    I shoot bare fingers
    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaamm you da man. Scares me just thinking about that, OUCH. I've got a calf hair tab (split finger) which I like very much, very smooth. I also have a glove (cheep allen) which is my choice of weapon. I put some mole skin in the fingers and works great for me. All depends on what you are more comfortable shooting with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclepath View Post
    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaamm you da man. Scares me just thinking about that, OUCH. I've got a calf hair tab (split finger) which I like very much, very smooth. I also have a glove (cheep allen) which is my choice of weapon. I put some mole skin in the fingers and works great for me. All depends on what you are more comfortable shooting with.
    Thanks, but it's not a big deal - my heaviest bow shot with bare fingers is 55# only. The good thing is that after a couple of hundred shots the skin of the three fingers becomes thick as a leather and you don't feel pain any more
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    Default 3 fingers under or Traditional

    I started using a glove because I tend to make the arrow fall off the rest when I use a tab. I also started shooting with three fingers under the arrow instead of the traditional grip. I had to adjust my point of aim but I shoot much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclepath View Post
    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaamm you da man.
    I agree!

    Quote Originally Posted by shaverd View Post
    I also started shooting with three fingers under the arrow instead of the traditional grip. I had to adjust my point of aim but I shoot much better.
    Same here. I shot split finger for years but with 3 finger under I had better alignment.

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    Wink Funny but...

    I find the more expensive and softer leather less efficient then the cheap thin plastic. It is like the thinner glove gives me more direct dexterity in the launch. I bought a cheaper simulated leather for a back up and for friends to use and found I liked it better than my more expensive leather one which came from the pro shop and I don't remember the brand. although it feels great on the hand I am not as confident with it along I have used it longer.

    I don't have any experience with tabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peace View Post
    I bought a cheaper simulated leather for a back up and for friends to use and found I liked it better than my more expensive leather one....

    I have a cheap glove and had never used anything else until two days ago. I have been shooting so much lately that my fingers became very sore even with the glove. My fingers even have bruises on them. I decided to make a glove out of some elk leather and now I can shoot again. It dosn't look the best but it works great. It is hard to feel the string and I will go back to my store bought glove as soon as possible, however, I will always keep this one as a back-up.

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