I had a MAJOR blowup last night.
I was drawing, just about to peak on the cycle, when all hell broke loose. My bow fired, and I lost a $23 arrow, and my hand flew back. I hit myself in the face, which resulted in a stiff neck this morning.
I was in a sot of a daze, not sure what happened, when I saw something shiny over by the 20yd target. I walked towards it, and saw it was a release head. I looked down at my wrist, and I had nothing there. I found te strap to the release 11yds away, the head almost touching the 20yd target, and the trigger @ 55yds.
It gouged my palm, and sliced my middle finger deeply.
So, I finally put the pieces together, and assumed that my $120 release was a lemon.
That is until I looked at my bow. The string loop ewas frayed and broken. It was just 2 puff balls of fiber on the string.
Now if the loop was faulty, my release should have just let the string go, and I would have lost the arrow, but the release would have been fine. If the release exploded, it should have stayed on the loop, and the loop wouldn't have broken.
I'm really Not to mention a little pi$$ed off.
Anybody heard of this before?