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TRU Ball Rackmaster Pro release review


TRU Ball Rackmaster Pro Release

TRU Ball Rackmaster Pro Release

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This TRU Ball release reviewed by a master Outdoorsman


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Manufacturer’s Specs:

  • The Rackmaster Pro features a rope connection to insure a torque free release.
  • Ball release and free floating jaws allow easy snap over D loop.
  • Ultra quiet to insure a good hunting experience.
  • Incredible forgiveness while releasing.
  • Easy to load jaws allows for quick draw back.

Outdoorsman Review:

I picked this release up from a local archery shop. I never thought that I would like a release. The last time I had tried a release was about 25 years ago when I was a teenager. Releases back then didn’t have straps. They were the simple “T” handle types and no one seemed to have the manufacturing capabilities to make a reliable release.

TRU Ball definitely seems to have solved this problem. It’s small, light weight, and very easy to put around your wrist. It has a velcro™ strap and buckle. Once it’s on it stays on. The one thing that I did notice is that the wrist strap doesn’t tighten completely around my wrist. I think that this might be by design.

Adjustment of the release distance from the fixed wrist band and the release is done by moving the knot in the rope. Fine adjustment is then done by turning the threaded, knurled tube that the rope goes through. A lock nut then keeps the knurled tube from moving. I found untying the knot to be a PITA but I only had to do this once. If I want to make adjustments now I just use the fine adjustment fitting.

Using the release is great. It has a self closing mechanism so you don’t manually have to close the release. The trigger is just right for me. Not too touchy and not too hard to activate. I’m not sure if there is a way to adjust the trigger sensitivity. If there is I don’t see an adjustment screw or a way to remove and replace a spring.

For the money the Rackmaster Pro is a nice reliable release. I’ve had friends buy more expensive releases that have malfunctioned right in the middle of league shoots. I would recommend the Rackmaster Pro to others as a good inexpensive release.

What I like about the TRU Ball Rackmaster Pro:

The best feature about this release is the self closing mechanism. It is easy to put on the D loop and it stays put until I’m ready to shoot.

What I don’t like so much:

There isn’t much that I don’t like about this release. I’ve been using it now for over 6 months and the only complaint would be the initial adjustment of the knot in the rope. I believe there are other models of the TRU Ball that have a strap adjustment versus the rope. This may be a better choice for people that need to adjust it periodically (perhaps for different shooters.)

 

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