The Fired Up Outdoors crew recently started using Goat Tuff Products including Opti-Vanes, Goat Tuff Glue and GT Impact Glue.  We just wanted to take a few minutes and tell you how satisfied we are with these products.

We are all shooting Carbon Victory Shafts in various sizes.  A few of us are shooting wrapped arrows and a few undressed shafts.  No matter the situation, when using the combination of GT High Performance Glue and the Opti-Vanes not one arrow has needed to be refletched.  These arrows have endured hundreds of practice shots each and several of my hunting arrows are on their 2nd or 3rd animal of the season.  The Opti-Vanes are extremely durable and work incredibly well in the strong Oklahoma winds.

Additionally, not one of our team has had to replace an insert the entire year.  The best thing is, one small bottle of GT High Performance Glue and GT Impact Glue is enough to take care of several dozen arrows from start to finish.  This means less trips to the store buying glue, less money spent and more time in the woods.

Brian Magee

Founder, Fired Up Outdoors

I began shooting 3-d competition on the pro level in the late 80’s when speed was king and short draw shooters, like me, were at a distinct disadvantage.  To compensate for the limited power stroke and loss of speed due to the smaller eccentrics of my bow, I sometimes took extreme measures to increase my fps.  Things like shortening strings, lengthening cables,  shortening limbs and changing to larger cams, overdraws and ultra-light weight arrows, shooting a too-long draw, and always pulling extreme draw weights were just a few of the many ways I tried to gain arrow speed.  None of these were really sensible options nor were they conducive to accurate shooting. Oh how I envied those long-armed archers at the range but I finally resolved to the fact that my draw was just what it was so I had to quit obsessing over speed and shoot a bow that fit which was so much more enjoyable. Now, I no longer have the time or desire to shoot tournaments but I am an avid bow hunter and always looking for ways to improve my odds.  I believe the Equalizer Release Aid is going to do just that.  By increasing my draw length I will automatically pick up more speed without increasing draw weight and we all know this is a distinct advantage when hunting keen-sensed game. My only question is; where was the Equalizer when I was obsessing over speed, hot-rodding my bows and still coming up slow?

Brenda Valentine

First Lady of Hunting, Host of "Turkey Call" TV

It seemed to good to be true when I was told I could increase my bow’s draw length by 3!” Naturally I didn’t believe it.  But when the Equalizer arrived and I slipped it on and shot it, I was amazed!  I feel like it is truly a miracle for those of us in the archery world with short draw lengths.  Whether you are a shorter, smaller, younger or older archer, man or woman the Equalizer lives up to its name because it allows you to increase arrow speed and performance on the range or in the field to become equally competitive against the longer draw archer/bowhunter.  I now have the ability to shoot 10 fps faster PER INCH of draw length gained!  That in turn increases the kinetic energy released from the bow, allowing me to shoot a faster, flatter arrow, develop more kinetic energy and hunt much bigger game safely and ethically.  If it weren’t for the Equalizer Release, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to live my dream of hunting the Big Five with a bow!”  

Rebecca Francis

2009 Winner, Extreme Huntress


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