Redesign the Focus grip PLEASE

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  • July 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm #585101 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
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    The last six Mathews bows I have owned I changed out the factory grip. I did it for reason of better thickness of the grip.

    The last four I have owned I put the Focus grip on it. I like it with reservations.

    I can create some torquing very easily with the way it lays in my hand at full draw. It has more contact at the top of my hand than it does at the heal of it. If you push into your shots you don’t have a solid heal/palm contact with the grip. You have more contact at the top of your hand more than the heal of the hand and to me you can torque very easily with this poor contact issue. I have to focus on dropping the heal of my hand to get to a low wrist set or grip where the factory grip is a higher mid wrist setup and feels like a natural grip. I am wanting it to contact my palm from top to bottom naturally and relax my muscles in my bow hand so I will not torque the shot.

    Now granted this maybe related to my draw length but I have talked to other guys about this and they agree.

    I feel if they designed it with more heal to it bring it up to mid wrist grip it would sure help. Or make it two styles the original low wrist and the mid wrist style and do a comparison with a survey it will be a better product.

    And I wondered if you guys and gals felt the same way about it or not. What’s your opinions on it, maybe I’m wrong.

    July 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm #585145 Back to Top REPORT
    tominator
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    While I had no issues with the heal, the width (or lack of in this case) is where I became concerned. Just too thin for me. I switch over to a Torqueless and haven’t looked back since. Just works better for ME. I do agree with having more options with the Focus.
    July 23, 2013 at 8:58 am #585203 Back to Top REPORT
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    While I had no issues with the heal, the width (or lack of in this case) is where I became concerned. Just too thin for me. I switch over to a Torqueless and haven’t looked back since. Just works better for ME. I do agree with having more options with the Focus.

    Thanks.
    I’ve used Torqueless grips and still have one on my Switchback. It’s better for me than the factory grip that came on it. Torqueless grips come in three different wrist designs and that’s some what where my idea has come from when realizing the wrist angle when holding your bow.

    Feed back to Mathews on the Focus grip since it’s been out a couple of years now should be an important topic. It has to be a popular seller for them. I would think options in the style of them would continue sales for second and third gen. purchases instead of going to a outside vendor for a grip.

    July 24, 2013 at 8:56 am #585307 Back to Top REPORT

    Hodag

    Joined: 2/25/2009
    If the Focus Grip was offered in a high wrist I would get one (or 2) in a heartbeat.  I tried one when they first came out.  I put it on and thought I could get used to the low wrist.  I shot FP great, actually never so good.  I tried some BH and could never get them to fly like FP.  Because of my grip, I was torquing the bow.  I went back to a high wrist Torqueless and my BH fly great.
    July 24, 2013 at 9:23 am #585313 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

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    Thanks Hodag!
    July 25, 2013 at 11:01 am #585444 Back to Top REPORT
    nscott88
    nscott88

    Age: 24
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    Dave makes a really good grip. I also shoot high wrist.
    July 25, 2013 at 11:48 am #585460 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

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    Dave makes a really good grip. I also shoot high wrist.

    Yep. And they are nice to look at too. The Focus needs some updating for what you guys are saying and I sure would like to see one on Lost Camo.

    July 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm #585526 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
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    i shoot high grip as well.  call me crazy, but i love the old fatty grips.  i like how it is rounded at the top and thicker towards me.  makes my Z7 feel like a shorter DL bow.

    i installed an old grip from an ovation.  looked long and hard for  SBXT one, but couldnt find one.  BD, you have your old SBXT grip ;) ?

    July 25, 2013 at 3:31 pm #585546 Back to Top REPORT
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    i shoot high grip as well. call me crazy, but i love the old fatty grips. i like how it is rounded at the top and thicker towards me. makes my Z7 feel like a shorter DL bow. 

    i installed an old grip from an ovation. looked long and hard for SBXT one, but couldnt find one. BD, you have your old SBXT grip ;) ?

    I might have one from my SB.

    July 27, 2013 at 6:05 pm #586048 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
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    the low wrist design of the focus is what I like most about it. there may be some of you that feel it doesn’t work for you, very likely because you are already on the ragged edge of draw length being too long. for me, low wrist is much steadier with more contact pushing straight into the back of the riser. with a high wrist, you push  thru the web of the hand ,which doesn’t have any bone structure to it. to me, this leads to inconsistent grip position.
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    July 29, 2013 at 2:27 pm #586255 Back to Top REPORT
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    the low wrist design of the focus is what I like most about it. there may be some of you that feel it doesn’t work for you, very likely because you are already on the ragged edge of draw length being too long. for me, low wrist is much steadier with more contact pushing straight into the back of the riser.with a high wrist, you push thru the web of the hand ,which doesn’t have any bone structure to it. to me, this leads to inconsistent grip position.

    You are correct by saying the low wrist is not for everyone. The Mathews bows draw a bit long and a low wrist makes it feel like less hand contact on the grip. That often creates torquing during the shot and missing all together.

    The idea of making some options available in the Focus is just good marketing. Most of the comments are very good ones here and clearly point out that there is a market for the options.

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