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Offline sorefingers

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #80 on: March 17, 2011, 12:38:00 AM »
Wow! thanks Terry according to your schmatics I have some work to do.
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #81 on: March 18, 2011, 05:41:00 PM »
I have shot traditional for years and never seemed to improve much. Since I have been working on form and doing my best with the form clock, my shooting has improved dramatically. If one of those evil fliers shows it's ugly head, I just go back to the basics of proper form.

Hey, did I mention I won the longbow division at the last 3D shoot? Just bragg'in on the form clock!

Thanks to all who do so much to help guys like me who love to shot and want to be the best they can be..."cause close enough never is!"
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2011, 02:52:00 AM »
I have been looking at that clock for about 2 years,and i still can't figure out how to read it

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #83 on: April 19, 2011, 08:06:00 PM »
I'm coming from wheels, but I shot without sites for a long time and have never used a release. I've double anchored instinctively. And I immediately started slapping my arm, so I opened up a little and then my group widened up. Closed it up and the group tightens again. So I started bending my bow arm a little, but my bow is heavy for me and that's pretty hard. So I'm going to a much lighter bow and ... getting that DVD.

This is great stuff. I haven't had anyone talk about form since boy scout camp. More more more.
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #84 on: May 15, 2011, 02:15:00 PM »
I'm glad I came back to this thread. lol won a shoot on tuesday but was hitting left on the range two days later and was getting exasperated.  The stick figures put it all together again.  When I was releasing, my bow arm was going back to the left and throwing the arrow left. lol

So I went to a blank bail and worked on my back tension some and called it a day.

Terry,

Is the back tension and lockup between the shoulder blades an indicator or tool to ensure everything is pointed at the target line?
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #85 on: May 18, 2011, 04:28:00 AM »
I just ordered this video. It will be good instruction for my son.

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #86 on: May 18, 2011, 09:19:00 AM »
cjgregory....yes....and to make sure you ARE using your back and not 'muscling' the bow with your arm muscles.
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Offline NormanDale33

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #87 on: October 26, 2011, 07:29:00 PM »
Terry, this thread and your clock have been a great help with shooting. I need to get the TradGang DVD now.
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #88 on: October 29, 2011, 06:22:00 PM »
Thank you for this it has helped my shooting immensely.
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #89 on: January 09, 2012, 01:10:00 AM »
Thanks Terry!....your diagrams solved some issues that I was having with my form...shoulders were canted instead of parallel with the arrow.
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #90 on: January 30, 2012, 12:38:00 PM »
Good to hear Diamond.....stay after it!!!
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #91 on: February 17, 2012, 07:07:00 AM »
the  t is very inportant in form shooting and help in alot of things release follow thou achor points . it really hard to break bad habbit but if you prac on form and worry about result later thing starte to happen for you tighter groups better feel better results but remember to have fun body are diffent try to get as close as you can to the t and have fun with it. remeber follow thou is very inportant and the bow arm is always forgotting keep it up and in the same postion as when you release the arrow
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #92 on: March 29, 2012, 03:34:00 PM »
Terry,

I have been working with your form clock as well as Moebow's rotational draw concepts.

I anchor split with index on corner of mouth. When I get what feels to be a good shoulder-to-target alignment with my anchor firm on face (almost tugging behind me), the sensation of shooting feels a bit like I'm shooting from behind my head over my back. My draw length is also a bit shorter then what I had when my form was not as aligned.

My better shots feel this way, and I attribute the shorter draw length to the alignment and natural lay to anchor, whereas before I was perhaps pulling backwards with my elbow and shoulder away from the target, producing an artificial extension.

Is this feeling of "shooting behind the head" and shorter draw length on the right track?

Thanks for the great tutorials. (and to Moebow for his, as well!)

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #93 on: April 09, 2012, 04:56:00 PM »
Sounds like you are creating the 'J' now with your drawing arm...and yes, that's what you want to achieve to acquire back tension and energy going directly toward and away from the target.
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Offline Hunter74

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #94 on: May 15, 2012, 04:10:00 PM »
I think it clicked!!!

Now by no means am I saying I became a great shot but literally overnight my shooting got very considerably better...

All it took is to focus at the beginning of each shot to get everything in my upper body pointed straight at or straight away from the target. Then I focus on squeezing with my back muscles!

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #95 on: May 24, 2012, 02:26:00 PM »
Have been lurking on the form forum for a bit now and reading Terry's form clock over and over. After piecing it all together this is the conclusion about cant and alignment that I have come up with and just want to know if I am on target here.

If I let my bow take a slight cant as it naturally does when pointing at the target, do I have to bend slightly at the waist to line up with the bow/string? Ensuring that I keep full expansion of course, moving nothing else but the waist.

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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #96 on: May 24, 2012, 10:34:00 PM »
So I bought the DVD on the 15th Terry do you know when it will ship?
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #97 on: May 28, 2012, 04:13:00 PM »
Yes....if you cant the bow, you need to cant your head....or your waist to stay in alignment with the string....also make sure your string hand is canted same as string or you will but a Z Torque on the string.

Your video should have shipped last week....I'll check and see....I've been away for a week....sorry for the delay.
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #98 on: June 04, 2012, 02:05:00 PM »
Still no DVD...  any idea on when it will deliver?
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Re: Terry's form-clock : question?
« Reply #99 on: June 04, 2012, 02:22:00 PM »
HAH... I just got it.    :knothead:
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