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Online PrimitivePete

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TP it's all about the triggers
« on: March 04, 2019, 05:41:00 PM »
Lot's of great posts here on TP and finding a solution for it. For myself the way out was to identify the trigger and that was the sight picture. By using a focused draw where I would "stare a hole through it" as I completed my form, would find me release as soon as I hit anchor. If I tried to hold longer it generally got messy and I would never feel like I executed a good shot. So after reading some alternative methods discussed here I added 2 pieces of the puzzle. One I'll check the target on my pre draw but return my focus to the arrow as I draw, once at solid anchor I then turn to aim, set my sight picture and then return to focus on having a dynamic release. I have been able to minimize the anxiety build up and be more comfortable on the shot. Now it's not the sight picture that triggers the shot, it's the execution of a dynamic release that completes it.
Keep working on it guys, you can get better.

Online the rifleman

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Re: TP it's all about the triggers
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 11:59:50 AM »
I sometimes shoot with a conscious division between setting the aim and then moving to shot execution.  I find myself doing this at times that things are not happening smoothly---at these times I tell myself to move my focus to the shot execution.  Your eye/brain will keep the arrow on target if you just trust it to (that is once your aiming system is worked out and you are confident).

At other times my shot is more fluid---reach anchor and set aim and pull through.  I find that the fluid shot happens more naturally for me when I am shooting split finger, but I also have moments that it works very well for me 3 under.

I recently put a clicker on one of my bows and the main thing it showed me was that I was overdrawing---once I shortened my draw up I stopped collapsing and my shot sequence was much more solid.  I've tried various triggers like feather to nose, clickers, and sears, but much prefer shooting without one.  I am however admittedly fickle and could resort back to one at any moment.  I know there is benefit to sticking with one system, but for me making small changes keeps my focus fresh.

It is a work in progress, at least for me.

Offline mistercmath

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Re: TP it's all about the triggers
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 08:11:24 PM »
Primitive Pete,
Can you go into some more detail about the Dynamic Release? What does this mean, exactly and how do you use it to trigger the shot?
I'm currently working toward a more controlled shot and can use all the insight you can spare. Thanks for your guidance.


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