How should an archery thumb ring fit?
The fit of ring depends on the size of thumb and the hole in the ring has to be the right size for the archer. The ring is placed on the thumb sideways, small opening first, and turned 90 degrees, so the pad of thumb is covered by the lip of ring. In this position the ring should feel rather tight.
Why do archers wear thumb rings?
A thumb ring is a piece of equipment designed to protect the thumb during archery. This is a ring of leather, stone, horn, wood, bone, antler, ivory, metal, ceramics, plastic, or glass which fits over the end of the thumb, coming to rest at the outer edge of the outer joint.
How do archery thumb rings work?
Thumb rings or thumbrings, are used to shoot bows in the Mongolian style and to provide protection to the thumb in the same way a shooting glove or tab protects your fingers. Shooting with a thumb ring will provides a cleaner release than shooting with fingers, due to the minimal contact with the bow string.
How tight should a thumb ring be?
Rule of Thumb: A proper fitting ring should slide over your knuckle with a little friction and fit snugly on your finger, but not too tight. You should feel resistance and need to apply a little extra force to remove the ring backwards over your knuckle.
What size are most thumb rings?
The most common ring sizes are 5-8. On average, a size 5 fits a ring finger, a size 6 fits a middle finger and a size 7 fits an index finger, however all hands vary in size so please check our guide before making a purchase. If you use the measurements and you are between sizes, it is always better to size up.
What does a ring on the thumb mean?
Thumb rings can also signify freedom. Many people believe that having a ring on the thumb means strength, independence, and individuality. If you wear a bigger thumb ring, it means that you are a more independent and free person. In this modern time, women wear thumb rings to express their freedom and independence.
Where is the weight placed in the thumb draw?
As soon as you start to pull the string, this grip means that all the weight of the bow is going through the thumbnail and often being held by the knuckle of the thumb.
Can you shoot a bow with a thumb ring?
Bear in mind that your thumb usually somewhat swells when shooting with a thumb ring. This must be factored in when you measure your thumb ring as the ring that is too difficult to remove could end up getting stuck in your thumb later on. How to Draw a Bow with Thumb Ring?
How does a thumb ring work in archery?
The index finger of the draw hand puts pressure on the arrow to further assist in holding it in place. In the case of a solid archery thumb ring, having the string resting on a very small surface area allows for a very clean release. It is considerably more difficult to learn to shoot with a thumb ring than a Western draw.
How do you use a thumb draw bow?
The archer may also tilt the bow slightly in order the keep the arrow stable and held up against the bow (known as canting the bow). In a thumb draw, the arrow is placed on the right side of the bow (for a right-handed archer) and the string is rotated counterclockwise.
What’s the best book to learn to shoot with a thumb ring?
I strongly endorse Adam Swoboda’s book for anybody who would like to learn to shoot with a thumb ring. There has never been any comprehensive and so complete work done in modern language to date that would help us in understanding of shooting short, reflexed composite bows of Asian origin with the use of thumb draw.