Reviews — Release

Ex-Okie Custom Knobs

AJ Iaquinta

Tags archery, Bow, gear, Release, Release Aids

Ex-Okie Custom Knobs

Hand held release aids are becoming increasingly modular straight from the factory but when it comes to the thumb knobs themselves what you see is usually what you get. Fortunately for us Ex-Okie Custom Knobs manufacture some of the highest quality aluminum or brass knobs on the market. Owned and operated by retiree couple Barbara and Vernie Broyles, Ex-Okie knobs are available in medium or coarse knurl, and in a variety of sizes up to 1” in diameter (3/8” and ½” being their most popular sellers for hinge or resistance releases and 3/4" their most popular for thumb triggers). After...


On the Hinge

AJ Iaquinta

Tags archery, Bow, gear, Hinge, Release

On the Hinge

Recently I found my shooting had plateaued. I was consistently shooting 285/300 Vegas rounds with my hunting setup but I knew I could do better. On video my shooting looked pretty good. Even the pro’s I reached out to in my local shop told me I should be happy with my scores considering I was shooting a 30” ATA hunting setup at 70#. But EFFFFF that! With the precision of modern bows and all of the information and techniques available at our disposal I don’t want be just another hunter who can hold a 3” group at 40yards. I want...