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Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« on: November 30, 2019, 04:03:39 PM »
I’ve been a snap shooter for 20+ years and would like to try and possibly “hold “ a half second or so to see if that works out better for me. The problem lies in my subconscious. It’s so ingrained in my current method that if I try and hold , my subconscious screams At me  and before I know it, the arrow is on its way. I am not short drawing, I’ve been videotaped several times and looked at it, but I can’t seem to hold it. Any Suggestions on training an old dog new tricks?
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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 04:17:45 PM »
God willing and creek don't rise, I will be at Stevens Point in Feb .  I may be able to help.
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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 04:44:24 PM »
If you are serious about wanting to make a change, I recommend taking Jim Casto's course.  It is quite a commitment, but if you're willing to give up two months of your shooting life, I can pretty much guarantee you that you'll be able to hold as long as your back muscles will hold out.
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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019, 11:57:23 PM »
Clay Hayes just posted a vid on this recently, he recommended using a clicker to make sure you are achieving full expansion and back tension at full draw.
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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 11:15:07 AM »
I saw that. My issue lies in holding at full draw, not achieving full draw.
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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2019, 09:38:16 AM »
When I changed from "snap" to hold I would draw the bow and count to five before release. I found that getting close to the target and not trying to hit a specific spot helped the process move along. Took a fair bit of time to resist dropping the string when I reached full draw but the results where worth it.

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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2019, 10:20:03 AM »
I saw that. My issue lies in holding at full draw, not achieving full draw.

As in...inability to physically hold full draw, or 'TP release' type?
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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 11:29:16 AM »
I saw that. My issue lies in holding at full draw, not achieving full draw.

As in...inability to physically hold full draw, or 'TP release' type?

I can physically hold it, no issues.
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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2019, 11:47:34 AM »
Sounds like beginning stages of TP.
I might suggest contacting Jim Casto here on TG...he deals with this stuff a lot.
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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2019, 12:13:25 PM »
Ditto on the suggestion that you put yourself on Jim Casto's program.  It works great IF you are willing to make a full commitment to do it as designed, and that depends on how much you want to deal with the problem.
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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2019, 12:30:32 PM »
Do you have a link/ information on this program?
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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2019, 12:45:16 PM »
frassettor,

PM me your email address and I'll forward the program to you. 
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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2019, 09:01:00 AM »
    Jim Casto’s course is the way to go . The only other advice I can give , is to not wait until you’re 68 to deal with the issue , like I did .

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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2019, 04:19:08 PM »
I used the counting method also, but I only counted to two - out loud. Got a few funny looks, but it didn't take too long get used to holding at full draw.
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Re: Tips that helped you to “hold” at full draw.
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2019, 06:33:26 PM »
"The only other advice I can give , is to not wait until you’re 68 to deal with the issue , like I did ."

 Thanks for the giggle BruceT. I did Jim's course last year when I was 68. Worked wonders. Think of the grief it would have saved if you'd told me 20 years ago. LOL
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