My friend was once a serious archer and shot in the pro class. Today, he shoots less because running his bow shop keeps him too busy. He suggested I try his thumb release. It was fine as are my hinge releases.
Shooting with a hinge seems cool and a lot of the top archers use a hinge release. I’ve noted that the hinge style release is not the exclusive model for top archers. Over the 38 months that I’ve been shooting, I’ve been keeping data on hinge versus thumb. There is no difference, well one point in favor of the thumb.
Nevertheless, I have reverted to the hinge style. Once I find just the right place for my anchor I think I’ll have it.