Archery | Win & Win Scapower Stretching Band Review
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Archery | Win & Win Scapower Stretching Band Review

August 11, 2019

You will come across several brand names in archery and you’re likely to have a bit of everything. Cartel, SF, Samick, Beiter, and Easton are common names for bows and accessories. On the top end, you get the biggest brands in archery. The American-based, Hoyt, and Korea’s Win&Win Apart from my quiver, I’m a Win&Win-guy. My riser, limb, clicker, plunger, finger tab…even my chest guard are Win&Win. And then, there’s this… This is the Win&Win Scapower Stretching Band. There are a few of these training tools in the market, but I thought I’d give this one a try. The purpose of these stretching bands is to work as resistance training to increase draw strength, as well as using proper alignment. The Scapower uses a latex band with moderate resistance. If you’re new to the sport, this is one way you can ease yourself to building up the shoulder and back muscles. I normally do holding exercises with a 40 pound bow. However, I’ve had problems with my shoulder alignment, so it was helpful to drop the bow and use a stretching band to work on technique without having to deal with the full draw weight of the bow. It’s also more convenient to practice with regularly, saving the hassle of stringing the bow. The band works by simulating the band position and draw. The Scapower differs from other stretching bands in that it has an addition strap for the front foot, intended to help maintain correct alignment. On top of that, the latex band also adds resistance to the bow hand, simulating the weight of the bow. The product recommends daily 10 minute practice. As with a lot of things, maintaining your archery form is more about consistency, than intensity; so more frequent sessions are arguably more effective that long sessions. The strap can also be adjusted to increase or decrease draw weight. However, its heaviest weight seems to be in the mid 30 pound area; a good weight for the average archer, but short of what stronger archers would practice with. As a standalone product, it can’t be used in conjunction with your bow. The band also comes with a pouch and instructions. It’s compact enough to stuff in your bag. It labels itself as stylish, but…I’m not sure I agree. Overall, it’s not too bad. I haven’t really used other stretching bands so I can’t compare to this one, and there are several others, like the Formaster, and the Astra Stretching band, which are used by professionals to work up technique, alignment, and so on… Most of these things generally do the same thing, so it’s worth having one regardless of which one you buy. Anyway, as usual, I hope you enjoyed this video and I’ll see you next time.

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  1. I just got one a few day's ago in preparation for a beginners course in 4 weeks time. I need to work on my upper body strength anyway & figured this might give the right muscle memory a bit of a head start.

    Thanks for all the helpful videos & advice!

  2. Have you tried "releasing" this resistance band? I'm trying to find something to help with practicing with back tension releases. This would be perfect unless the band would slap my arm or hand really hard.

  3. There should be an actual grip on it, then I'd consider getting one. Your hand position is really awkward in the video

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