Astra Shot Trainer
- Special Orders
The Astra Shot Trainer is a technique training device that teaches you how to release the bowstring while maintaining shot strength and direction. The sleeve slides over your shooting arm while the adjustment strap is looped and attached to the bowstring. Once attached, releasing the bowstring transfers the force of the bow to your drawing arm elbow, forcing you to maintain strength and direction without interruption.
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.)
I used this for a few days (under a 100 shots), put it away for a year
and decided to come back and use it again.
After about 20 shots, the factory knot on the paracord came loose
and caused me to dry fire my bow. Luckily I didn't have an arrow
loaded. I retied the paracord, but now I'm afraid to use this again
and I'm worried I might have damaged my limbs.
Double check the paracord knot!!!!
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.
Special orders receive top priority and are given prompt attention. While larger items like bows may not always be readily available, many special order items are consistently kept in stock. The general turnaround time for special orders is a minimum of 8 weeks, depending on the lead times set by the manufacturer.
Certain bows, such as custom target bows and high-quality traditional recurve bows, are exclusively made to order directly from the manufacturer.
In some instances, left-handed products like premium target equipment may experience unforeseen delays due to batch production by the manufacturer.
We strive to meet the deadlines mentioned above and make every effort to do so. However, there may be circumstances beyond our control that prevent us from meeting those deadlines. If such a situation arises, we will make every effort to rectify the issue. Special orders can be canceled or exchanged and are eligible for a refund after 8 weeks.