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T.R.U. Ball Pro Diamond Xtreme Release Review

T.R.U. Ball Pro Diamond Xtreme Release

T.R.U. Ball Pro Diamond Xtreme Release

Review Status:

This TRU Ball Pro Diamond Xtreme release was reviewed by a master Outdoorsman

Have you used the T.R.U. Ball® Pro Diamond Xtreme release? Is this release quite? Is it easy to adjust the sensitivity? Overall; how do you like the Pro Diamond Xtreme? Tell others how it performs by leaving a comment below.

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(4/26/11) The review for TRU Ball’s Diamond Xtreme was left for us by Arren D. Thanks for another review.

Outdoorsman Review:

Initial thoughts: I had never shot anything other than a strapped trigger release so this thumb release is a little different. The Xtreme fits the hand nicely and makes no noise when the trigger is activated. Colors you can purchase this in are black and camouflaged, I opted for the black.

Noise: As I stated earlier the there is not any noise on release. I shot hundreds of arrows and the release never made a sound.

Fit and Feel: Moving from a strap to a hand release such as this is a major change to shooting. The strap assists with the pull of the bow, so you must get used to your hands holding this weight. The one small problem I found was my middle finger gets worn on the knuckle from a small area on the release. I now have a callus from shooting this release. The fit is nice, I have larger hands and have no issues with holding this release.

Accuracy: I noticed my groups got tighter immediately. This release really stops you from punching the trigger as your thumb does not have the sensitivity of your index finger. I had to stop shooting groups due to fletching and FOB losses.

Overall: I would give this release 4.5/5 stars. Again, the only reasons to drop this from a 5 are the price which is relatively expensive for a release, and the area that wore a callus into my middle finger.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this release to anyone looking for a new way of shooting.

Manufacturer’s Specs for the Pro Diamond Xtreme:

The Pro Diamond series releases are silent and hang on your d-loop to allow your hands to be free while waiting for your trophy buck or using your grunt tube. Add a strap or a lanyard to the handle for extra draw ability.

  • 7/16 inch shorter for more draw length and more feet per second speed.
  • Completely silent for successful hunting
  • Easy to open and close jaws
  • Head swivels 360 degrees to allow for comfortable use
  • Adjustable sensitivity screw for trigger
  • Designed, CNC machined, & assembled in the USA

TRU Ball Rackmaster Pro release review

TRU Ball Rackmaster Pro Release

TRU Ball Rackmaster Pro Release

Review Status:

This TRU Ball release reviewed by a master Outdoorsman

Have you used this release? Leave your comments about the Rackmaster Pro below.

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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.)