“The bull” - the translation for the writing in the logo of the brand elToro. But you ask yourself what the bull actually has to do with archery? Many passionate archers will be able to tell you that immediately. The brand elToro is the epitome of high-quality, well-made and affordable archery accessories for numerous archers. The product range is huge and so is the selection, which is why we are sure that you will find the suitable equipment for you with BSW and elToro. Become a member of the elToro family!
After purchasing your suitable bow you will soon realize that you still require quite a bit of accessories, no matter whether you shoot at a club or on your private property. Some of the accessories are of huge importance. Neglecting the use of this equipment can lead to serious injuries. We are talking about so-called protective gear for archery. These protective items are unremarkable most of the time but in certain situations they can prevent various painful injuries.
The arm guard in archery
A string that is too long, a wrong stance or any other small detail is enough for the string to slab your forearm. This painful experience often ends with hurting bruises on the forearm. In situations like these, an arm guard can work miracles.
The primary use for arm guards is to protect the forearm from string slabs. So that the arm guard can meet your expectations, elToro and BSW offer a huge selection of various arm guard models.
Should you be the owner of a traditional bow, it makes sense to buy a matching traditional arm guard made from leather. Sports archers on the other hand would generally pick light and small plastic arm guards, which are available in many different colours.
But it does not matter whether you opt for a traditional arm guard or a modern sports arm guard in the end: elToro offers highest quality for fair prices in both categories as well as an extensive selection for you to find the one that suits you the most.
Protection for your fingers
But before you actually release the arrow and the arm guard can do its job, the bow has to be pulled back first. Depending on whether you are right-handed or left-handed, you pull the string back with the left or right hand. Normally, a right-handed person draws the bow with the right hand and vice versa. So the hand you pull the string with determines the handedness. The dominant eye also plays an important role here.
But let us not get too much into detail with these terms. Explanations about technical terms in archery you can find in our FAQ section or on our continuously growing YouTube channel. Futhermore we will be glad to help you via our support center or by phone (+49 (0) 3971 241960).
To pull the string back, the three fingers in the middle of your hand are used, meaning the index-, middle- and ring finger. Pulling the string back might be pretty easy for you in the beginning but at some point you will notice that there is a lot of weight on your fingers. This can get very painful over time.
elToro helps you to get rid off this problem effectively. This
is where the hand guard comes into play. A finger guard is either a so-called
fingertab or a shooting glove. The more well-known version is the shooting glove. They
are made in such a way that only the three fingers used to pull the string back
are covered and protected.
The pinky as well as the thumb are not covered in the vast majority of cases, although there are some exceptions. Reinforced fingertips also grant additional protection on the areas with the most strain. Apart from protecting the fingers, releasing the string is optimized.
The fingertabs might already seem a bit newer to you. They only consist of a piece of leather that has an opening in it, which you are supposed to put you middle finger through and thereby protect all of the three fingers that you need for pulling the string back. Particularly for beginners, u