Resistance style releases are fairly new to the market and they operate by setting the release weight to your holding weight plus some differential. Once at full draw, activate the release, then add that differential weight and the release will fire.Itâ€™s a simpler way to shoot using backtension because there is no rotation involved, just squeeze with your back and it will fire. But resistance style release aids are the most difficult to design AND manufacture; succeeding here is what sets a premium manufacturer apart from the pack. The Element is the first in STANâ€™sÂ® lineup to use the Smokinâ€™ XTM sears; it comes in both medium and large sizes as well as three and four finger configurations. Whether your shooting a light draw weight for indoors or a heavy 3D setup, the Element offers extreme repeatability with the reliability and consistency you can only find in a STANÂ®.