When pressed, some friends who've already heard this little rant of mine, have concluded, "Well, I just don't like it." (Hand-shock, that is. They don't like my rant, either, but that's something else). I can live with that (even though it seems possible that they don't like it precisely because they've been told not to.) If you like one bow over another because you think it has less hand-shock, fine and dandy. But don't tell me it's a better bow because of it. These days, hand-shock has about as much bearing on the actual performance of a bow than does the camo pattern.