Astra Shot Trainer
- Sizing and Fit
- Special Orders
Proper sizing and fit is necessary to achieve results and ensure product integrity. The general rule of thumb is to provide yourself with ~2.5cm of a gap between your release fingers and the bowstring (see video below for more details). Most archers set the Shot Trainer too long when they first start using it. It is better to be too short, than too long. You want to set it short as you can make it and still execute your shot without impairment.
- Measure the circumference of your drawing arm at its widest point
- Some people have bigger forearms than biceps – measure the widest point
- Most archers are size 1 – it is supposed to be a snug fit.
- Size 1: fits most – arm circ. < 30cm (12in.)
- Size 2: XL – arm circ. > 30cm (12in.)
This is an excellent training too. However I feel their sizing options are too limited The size 1 only fits slimmer arms comfortably but has the ideal non adjustable strap lengths for the average person. Size 2 will fit people with slightly larger arms more comfortably but the non-adjustable strap portion is waaay too long requiring the adjustable strap to be shortened to almost plastic to plastic for a 26.5" draw. A bit of an oversight as they should've just made the middle strap longer on size 2 since it can still be adjusted to fit those with shorter draw lengths.
I emailed astra with some feedback on this sizing issue and got crickets. They don't seem care about this issue
This is quite the useful training tool. Repetition reinforces muscle memory! If you tend to not follow through in your release then this is a great device. It forces you to keep back tension after release. Also, it's a great addition to any SPT bow training that you are doing at home.
Excellent training device, in particular when we’re limited in actual shooting practice. Develops excellent habits and techniques.
The Astra shot trainer has been a really helpful training tool, especially for times when I haven't been able to get to the range as often. It has made it much easier to focus on specific aspects of my shot sequence and improved my form considerably.
All special orders are treated with priority. Outside of larger items such as bows, many special order items are on a consistent stocking basis. General turn around due to pandemic backorders is at least 8 weeks depending on manufacturer lead times.
Some bows such as custom target bows and top shelf traditional recurve bows are on a made to order basis directly from the manufacturer.
Some left handed products such as high end target equipment can also experience unforseen delays due to manufacturer batch production.
We make every effort to meet the deadlines set above. Sometimes due to issues out of our control we are unable to accomplish this. We will make every effort to remedy the situation if that is the case.