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I use a tab ...I switched from a glove somewhere around 1965...I used a glove only a year and I'm still with the tab...one thing ive recently learned is there's a big difference in tabs...there is the one pc.tab and a two pc.tab...with the two pc. You have a straight edge where the tab sections are sewn together ...the back section is slightly higher at the straight edge is slightly higher than the front half.this edge serves as a locator for the bow string to rest against when drawing ...it aligns the string in the first creases of the drawing fingers. At least with me it does.a perfect example is the black widow tab...something you might want to look into...I believe this gives consistant string alignment. In the tab and fingers everytime the bow is drawn....:D
 

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I started off with a glove. I made my own tab with a piece of vinyl-type fabric and I'm much more accurate with it.
The pac tab is made of plastic ...it too has the string locator ...I used it for years but went thru a lot of them...nice that they are scent free too...:D
 

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heres the black widow tab...where the red meets the black is where i line the string along the ledge thats created by the over lapping leather halves...:D


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I shoot 3 fingers under with a glove. Can ya shoot a tap wif 3 under? Never tried it..


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Yes...black widow makes one...looks like the one pictured in prior post but the leather is just one flat cut ...a solid pc.with no splits ...like the one pictured thats for split finger shooting ...:D
 

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I use a tab ...I switched from a glove somewhere around 1965...I used a glove only a year and I'm still with the tab...one thing ive recently learned is there's a big difference in tabs...there is the one pc.tab and a two pc.tab...with the two pc. You have a straight edge where the tab sections are sewn together ...the back section is slightly higher at the straight edge is slightly higher than the front half.this edge serves as a locator for the bow string to rest against when drawing ...it aligns the string in the first creases of the drawing fingers. At least with me it does.a perfect example is the black widow tab...something you might want to look into...I believe this gives consistant string alignment. In the tab and fingers everytime the bow is drawn....:D
Well if your mean you first finger joints (first creases of the drawing finger) mine don't move around - they stay in the same places on my fingers :rolleyes: so i use a ole pearson glove - doan need a locator - dang george :whistle::mischeif:
 

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Well if your mean you first finger joints (first creases of the drawing finger) mine don't move around - they stay in the same places on my fingers :rolleyes: so i use a ole pearson glove - doan need a locator - dang george :whistle::mischeif:
for me the blackwidow tab locator lines the string right in my first finger creases(closest to tips...i will also point out i use my old split finger black widow tab,works fine...:biggrin:
 

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I've been tryin to use a tab but it's just not workin for me. My release keeps kickin the nock left sometimes off the rest rakin the feathers across my left knuckle. So I just use a mechanical, much more accurate for me. I know it's not traditional but make me better more ethical shot and that's all I really care about. I'll keep tryin other stuff but for hunting I'm going with the release..
 

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I've been tryin to use a tab but it's just not workin for me. My release keeps kickin the nock left sometimes off the rest rakin the feathers across my left knuckle. So I just use a mechanical, much more accurate for me. I know it's not traditional but make me better more ethical shot and that's all I really care about. I'll keep tryin other stuff but for hunting I'm going with the release..
thats an interesting twist to this topic...but mechanical releases have been around since the 60s...i know that because theyre in some of my ole 60s catalogs and this was before compounds were even put on the market...i do remember seeing them in catalogs back in the 60s when i first started shooting a recurve...but it seemed to be they were being used only by the professional tournament shooters...everybuddy i knew eather used a glove or a tab...it seemed most started with a glove then graduated to the tab which was believed to be more effiecient...so now youve taken that to the next level...:D
 

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thats an interesting twist to this topic...but mechanical releases have been around since the 60s...i know that because theyre in some of my ole 60s catalogs and this was before compounds were even put on the market...i do remember seeing them in catalogs back in the 60s when i first started shooting a recurve...but it seemed to be they were being used only by the professional tournament shooters...everybuddy i knew eather used a glove or a tab...it seemed most started with a glove then graduated to the tab which was believed to be more effiecient...so now youve taken that to the next level...:D
Dang George here ya go :rolleyes:

http://www.3riversarchery.com/glovestabs.asp
 
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