Whalens Hooker Releases
Hooker Releases are available in a 1 inch and a 7/8 inch model. The standard colors available are Black, Green, Red, Gold and Blue.
Mix and match your custom colors. Contact us for these additional charges.
The main body is 6061 aluminum. The release has a stainless steel hook and screws. Included with the purchase of the Hooker Release is a #50 Allen wrench, a smooth and knurled aluminum thumb peg. Every Hooker Release is ambidextrous. Simply screw the thumb peg in one side or the other. There are no moving parts to wear out or break. In using a stainless steel hook and screws there is nothing to rust on this one.
The Hooker Release can be used with or without a custom made non stretch leather wrist strap. The wrist strap maker (Marilyn) has been making custom horse saddles for over forty years. Marilyn has sold her saddles all around the world.
The design of this release allows the shooter to draw the bow back with the thumb on the thumb peg. This acts as a safety as it turns the releases as not to fire. Upon full draw to anchor point you relax the thumb of the thumb peg. This allows the release to center up on the index finger creating dead center pressure, which continues out the end of the arrow. When you continue your shot process this release will fire easier than many other releases. This is due to the fact you don't have to fight that inside index finger pressure to get the shot off. This release acts like a teeter totter. With no inside pressure on the release the outside finger pressure makes this release fire very smooth and consistent.
It is amazing how the Hooker Release helps in the left or right arrow issue. Just as an example.... I have held my Hooker Release at full draw and let many other shooters pull on the outside finger hold until the release fires.... shooting an X!!
There are now many shooters referring to my release as........
The Original Release Turning Heads!
Determining the size to order:
If you are going to hold it on the flat of your fingers (See diagram) the 7/8 inch usually will work. The women and kids usually get the 7/8 inch model. If you are going to hold it deep or wear a light jersey glove the 1 inch model is usually better. The overall release size is the same. The size of the hole is the only deference.