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Offline RAGHORN 3

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #140 on: December 20, 2013, 12:43:00 PM »
Wow! I just read all 10 pages of this thread. I haven't even shot one arrow out of my new Wes Wallace Mentor or any trad bow for that matter, and I feel like I have a great starting focus point. Form! I will start 5 yards from the bale, totally focusing on the form clock.. Thanks Terry and all for contributing to this great formative thread.  Will order video to help me even more.

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #141 on: April 05, 2014, 11:20:00 PM »
Hello everyone. This thread is going to help me a lot. I am teaching myself to shoot traditional and it is proving challenging to say the least. There is noone locally here in Cairns Australia that I have been able to track down YET who can show me how it's done. Terry, this is awesome information and watching you shoot a bow has me green! Two things (for now):   Am I correct in my observation that the bow does not pull straight back into the natural V/web of your bow hand and down through the line of your bow arm? To me it looks like the grip of your bow is pulling back into the base knuckle of your thumb or slightly to the right of the v formed by your thumb+index finger?? This may well be my eyes playing tricks but I am interested.
Also, do you ever ship internationally? I would LOVE the instructional help of your video.
Kind regards and MANY thanks.
Luke
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #142 on: April 07, 2014, 06:55:00 PM »
Thanks guys...yeah...I'll ship the DVD to Australia.

Sorry I didn't see this earlier.

Take care and best to all.    :campfire:
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #143 on: April 08, 2014, 06:20:00 AM »
Awesome. Thank you Terry. I'll send you an email to finalise details.
Great!!
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #144 on: October 24, 2014, 06:15:00 PM »
Studying Terry's Form Clock and being inspired by Charlie Lamb's form in his shooting video (Not trying to copy Charlie's form, I'm just inspired by his alignment and release) have improved my shooting considerably.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2nd Timothy 1:7.

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #145 on: July 12, 2015, 11:54:00 AM »
This might be long so I'll get to the bottom line so those who don't want to read my story get the jist of it.......
By the dang gum DVD.
I have three hunting bows, a Bear Super Kodiak at 55#, a Bear Take-Down hunter with bolt on limbs at 50# and a Damon Howatt @45#.  I have split  arrows with all three of them, so the ability (along with luck)is there.  I shoot exculisively outdoors almost everyday in all conditions.  I won't shoot if the the wind is howling or it is single digit cold.  I shoot between thirty and fifty arrows each time out in strings of five.
What I lack is consistincy.  I have read alot of articles and books about flinging arrows including this topic's blog from start to finish.
I've tried a lot of different things, including a double anchor and still couldn't get consistent hits on target.  Finally I said what the hell and got the DVD.
It taught me a few things and reminded me of things I had forgotten.
One thing that I now know is that accuracy means doing what works.
I tried the double anchor and realized that my hands are too small or face too long to do it in the way that he describes.  Then I focused on two other things that he said.
The first is "dragging your hand across your face."  Now when I draw I drag the base knuckle of my thumb across my cheek starting at the corner of my mouth all the way back until my middle finger comes to anchor at the corner of my mouth.
The second thing that he said that hit home were the two words, "back tension."  I had read before from others about pulling with your back, but it wasn't until I heard those two words together that I was able to put it all together.
Before I thought I was using my back muscles, but I was only using the muscles on one side, but by thinking back tension, I realized what I was doing and corrected it.
Then I brought two things that I learned from my marksmanship training in the Marine Corps. (paraphrase) the most important arrow you will shoot all day is the one you have nocked.  And do the exact same thing each and every shot.
Now instead of hitting the target once or twice I am putting three and four shots into a 6 inch square.  When I send one flying, instead of thinking of several things I might of done wrong, I can narrow it down to one or two things and correct it right away.
Shooting is fun again
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #146 on: July 31, 2015, 03:57:00 PM »
Thanks Sarge.....great to read posts like this.!!!

Stay after it!!!!

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #147 on: May 05, 2016, 12:38:00 PM »
Hello all. Thank you Terry. I drank the Kool-Aid and it works. I couldn't figure out the clock. I was shooting Hoid at 20. Beyond that inconsistent. But like Sarge said, once I saw the video and heard a few things, it's made a difference. The main thing for me was dragging across the face. I wasn't doing that. But now by dragging across my face my second anchor is repeatable. The best 8 bucks I've spent in a long time. Thanks again
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #148 on: June 08, 2016, 02:42:00 PM »
GREAT!!!

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #149 on: February 11, 2017, 01:30:00 PM »
now how do you know when your shoulders are in line and you drew the bow back enough is there a way to tell?
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #150 on: March 06, 2017, 08:58:00 PM »
Well, there might be....when you release....your bow hand should move STRAIGHT to the target and your elbow/draw hand should go STRAIGHT back.

You can also film yourself and see how you are doing....film from an elevated position from the rear.
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #151 on: May 25, 2017, 01:05:00 PM »
A little late to the party but I just made a purchase!

Looking to get more consistent and everything I've read has been of great help already.
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #152 on: June 01, 2017, 06:14:00 PM »
Hey Terry.

Just wanted to make sure you got my purchase for the Trad DVD.

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #153 on: June 10, 2017, 01:55:00 PM »
Yes....shipped last week...thx!
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #154 on: June 10, 2017, 04:17:00 PM »
terry i have a question, if i start the draw in front of me more with the string hand like pulling a chainsaw i get a perfect shot but if i start the draw with hand resting on chest/stomach my shot fails is this due to the string angle and cant of the bow is different, it seems if im more forward with the string hand in the first position i stated i get a perfect shot, im wondering if my string hand is not at the same angle of the cant when i start at my stomach? what do you get out of this?
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #155 on: November 03, 2017, 05:20:00 PM »
Hi All,

The link in the early posts of this thread for the DVD do not seem to be working.

Any advice?

Thanks

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #156 on: April 05, 2019, 12:01:06 PM »
Hello,  I'm new here and also interested in seeing the video. Can some one repost a like to it?

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