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Right hand left eye dominate
« on: May 08, 2018, 05:19:33 PM »
Have a buddy who wants to shoot a recurve.  He shoots his guns left handed but shoots his curent bows  right handed. I am thinking that he should try a lightweight left hand bow. What say you?
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Re: Right hand left eye dominate
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 06:24:37 PM »
It’s always good to shoot a bow that matches your dominant eye.  People think it’s a big deal to switch, but it isn’t. After a week, it all seems normal.  And then you get to impress people for the rest of your life by being able to shoot either way.
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Re: Right hand left eye dominate
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2018, 07:59:47 PM »
Thanks McDave
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Re: Right hand left eye dominate
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 04:35:47 PM »
I agree, especially if there is a significant difference in visual strength.

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Re: Right hand left eye dominate
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 04:56:46 PM »
It's easy to switch for those that found it easy to switch. I am LH and right eyed and for the first 30 years shot stick and then compounds with my right eye closed.  Over the past 20 years I have tried to shoot RH many times just couldn't do it.  When I joined here I  realized that famous archers have shot cross dominant and many others currently do. Shooting this way has allowed me to keep at it. Switching is the best way but if it doesn't work out there is another way.         

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Re: Right hand left eye dominate
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2018, 06:51:29 PM »
When shooting split finger, middle finger at or behind the corner of the mouth with the head slightly tilted, each eye will see its own arrow image.   When shooting right handed the arrow that is slightly up and to the left is the arrow under the right eye.  When shooting left handed the arrow that is slightly up and to the right is the arrow that is under the left eye.   Just a slight acknowledgement of the arrow, keeping the focus tight on the spot to be hit will quickly teach the left to right coordination needed.  I shoot left handed and right handed on alternate days.  My shot tempo can be as slow as four seconds from draw to release or one second from draw to the release, which I prefer, but an instant indirect snapshot comes with every shot.  Not really gap aiming, just a quick mental snap shot image.  It may get expensive to change everything, what I described is not difficult to do at all.
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Re: Right hand left eye dominate
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 02:26:25 PM »
Eye dominance can be retrained.  I shoot both but choose to hunt right handed.  I managed to hit a few pop-up targets on a speed round left-handed last year.

Kids and less committed shooters should stick with whatever they find easiest.  But more avid shooters can train to whatever side they want.  Right handed bows are a lot easier to find anyway.
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Re: Right hand left eye dominate
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2018, 07:37:45 AM »
Im right hand and left eye,,,; not a problem has never been a issue... i shoot instinctive though so i just look... if anyone is aiming with both eyes open even if you are unknowingly aiming then yes big problem.....: curious if you are subconciously aiming?  then go outside in the pitch dark and have someone stand 20' to the side of you and aiming a tight beamed flashlight at the target and see how accurate you are,,,, if you are true instinctive you will shoot just as good as when its  sunny out...  as for guns i shot on a trap team for 7 yrs and never had a prob,,, i do close my left eye and prefer a flat rib and no beads on my shotguns when shooting trap or bird hunting.
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