In a perfect blend of integrity and ingenuity, the Spot Hogg Whipper Snapper brings Spot Hogg innovation directly into the hand of the archer. From the makers of “The Worlds Toughest Archery Products,” the Whipper Snapper integrates the quality we have come to expect from Spot Hogg into an archery thumb release.
Developed with the premise that perfection is achievable, the Spot Hogg Whipper Snapper offers comfort and consistency. With its unique design and proprietary trigger mechanism, the Spot Hogg Whipper Snapper delivers where it counts – downrange.
Why the Spot Hogg Whipper Snapper
While visiting the Spot Hogg booth at the 2013 ATA Show, the Spot Hogg Whipper Snapper got my attention. Having used other thumb releases, I noticed Spot Hogg had definitely put a considerable amount of thought into this new release. Coupled with my fetish for Spot Hogg products, I had to try the Whipper Snapper thumb release for myself.
Having shot the Whipper Snapper for a few months now, I am convinced this release is more than what its name entails. The definition of Whipper Snapper might denote a “Johnny come lately,” but small arrow groups prove otherwise.
Spot Hogg Quality
Like all Spot Hogg products, the Whipper Snapper is built to last. A rigid body gives the Whipper Snapper a smooth and solid feel and the internal brass firing mechanism ensures long life and dependability. Engineered with the same quality that precipitates Spot Hogg’s slogan, “The Worlds Toughest Archery Products,” the Whipper Snapper finds itself right at home in Spot Hogg’s family of dependable archery products.
A key feature of the Spot Hogg Whipper Snapper is its smooth and seamless actuating system. Unlike some other release aids that require more than a single finger load, the Whipper Snapper is a one-handed operation. To load the Whipper Snapper, simply push the knurled trigger barrel in the opposite direction as you would to fire and it’s loaded. It’s that simple.
The Spot Hogg Whipper Snapper has a distinctive “no creep” release trigger. The proprietary design prevents any unnecessary travel while applying pressure to the trigger barrel. This insures an extremely crisp break at the moment of shot execution and also helps to preserve the element of surprise for reduced target panic.
Spot Hogg bow sights are known for their precision adjustments and the Whipper Snapper is equipped with a similar option. For those who prefer an adjustable trigger, the Whipper Snapper comes with a single-screw adjustment that can be made by using a standard hex wrench. Once you have fine-tuned your Whipper Snapper, you can rest assured the release settings won’t change no matter how much you shoot it (that’s just one reason I appreciate Spot Hogg innovation.) Spot Hogg has also equipped the Whipper Snapper with an adjustable trigger barrel, guaranteeing a comfortable fit for any hand size.
Whipper Snapper Comfort
Ergonomically designed for comfort, the Spot Hogg Whipper Snapper boasts of a slender design intended to enhance the shooters experience throughout the entire shot sequence. From draw, anchor to release, the Whipper Snapper’s contoured handle fits and feels natural, giving you an edge when shooting for extended periods of time.
Overall, we would have to say this is the most comfortable thumb release we have ever used and as our groups continue to shrink, we like it even more. We chose the Whipper Snapper 3 finger model with an open jaw and have found it versatile, smooth and extremely comfortable. With hunting season getting closer, I would like to try the closed jaw model for hunting applications. While there is no substitute for tuned equipment, good form and consistent practice, the Spot Hogg Whipper Snapper is sure to serve to your advantage when executing a seamless shot.
The Spot Hogg Whipper Snapper is available in a 4 finger model and can be used by both right and left-handed shooters. To find out more about the Whipper Snapper release, visit Spot Hogg today.
3 thoughts on “Spot Hogg Whipper Snapper Review”
Have you compared this release with a Tru Ball, more specifically the Absolute series? I’m looking at either getting a used Tru Ball, or a new Whipper Snapper…Had a chance to shoot the WS and I really liked it, but there are no Tru Ball dealers around with some to shoot…Any advice?
Thanks for the inquiry! Tru Ball makes great products. I’m a Spot Hogg fan, but you can’t go wrong with either.
At one point I used the WiseGuy until I started having issues with carpal tunnel, I ended up switching to a TrueFire T-Handle. I miss using the wiseguy for it had a clean and crisp trigger, Is this the same for Whipper Snapper?