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Offline nhbuck1

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nock pinch
« on: June 04, 2017, 07:44:00 PM »
is there any cure for nock pinch while shooting split?
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Re: nock pinch
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2017, 07:49:00 PM »
Put most of the pulling pressure on the middle finger. The index should just come along for the ride. Once I learned to do this my accuracy improved.
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Re: nock pinch
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2017, 08:35:00 PM »
so pretty much lead the draw with the middle finger?
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Re: nock pinch
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2017, 09:18:00 PM »
Also, your elbow position is important.  Too high of an elbow and you are pressing down with your index finger on the top of the arrow.  Too low of an elbow and you may raise the arrow off of the rest.
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Re: nock pinch
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2017, 09:58:00 PM »
Bow length plays a role.  As a long draw shooter I can really feel it wadding up on me with shorter bows.
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Re: nock pinch
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2017, 11:02:00 PM »
You might try another nock point just below the arrow.  That can prevent you pinching down on the arrow.
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Offline Gil

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Re: nock pinch
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2017, 01:15:00 AM »
Use thicker spacers between fingers
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Re: nock pinch
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 06:20:00 AM »
That can really hurt. A longer bow will help. Using a recurve will help if you are not already. The best nocks for that are the .204 Easton nocks. They would be for the axis shafts but will fit any .204 shaft. The nocks are thin and flat. I read they were actually designed for finger shooters. Most modern nock don't care about finger shooters.
When pulling the string drop the top finger off a little. I heard some say that the top finger is just along for the ride. On a bow that pinches you could almost shoot like you are making a pistol with you fingers. The top finger pointing toward the target.
Also most finger pain and problems seem to go away when you use a deep hook.
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Online Bill from NJ

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Re: nock pinch
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2017, 03:32:00 PM »
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Originally posted by nhbuck1:
is there any cure for nock pinch while shooting split?
I had that exact same problem when using a leather glove.

I have tried everything:
One thing that has helped me.
- Use a finger TAB with a finger spacer.

But, I was insistent on using my new finger glove the wife bought for me.
- I tried lining the pinched finger with strips cut from a soda can to help pad side of finger.
-Tried wrapping pinched finger with band aid.

I finally stopped playing around with my goofy inventions.....

I eventually fully cured my finger pinch problem by changing from a recurve bow, and using a LONGBOW.

Now finger pinch is a forgotten pain.
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Re: nock pinch
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2017, 05:41:00 PM »
Longer bows in general, regardless of limb shape, I think will help with pinch issues.
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Re: nock pinch
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2017, 02:37:00 PM »
should i not put my fingers touching the nock of the arrow?
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