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Offline Wilderlife

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VIDEO: Breaking in a new glove and working on form
« on: November 30, 2019, 07:48:59 PM »
Hi all,

The last video I posted of me working on my form was from September. It's now a while later and I've been working on it consistently since then. This is a video of where I am currently with my shooting ability.

Any pointers, encouragement, and constructive criticism is welcome!  :archer:

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Re: VIDEO: Breaking in a new glove and working on form
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 10:14:37 AM »
Good shooting!  I notice you draw a little high, and then drop down to your anchor.  Have you ever considered drawing a little low, and then raising up to your anchor instead?  It helps some people get more into their back tension.  Do you see any string blur?  It's hard to tell from the video, but I suspect your arrow is a little outside your right eye at full draw.  If so, you seem to have compensated for this, as you are very accurate, but if your arrow is not under your eye, you might increase your accuracy even more by getting it under your eye so you see some string blur.  In one of your first shots, I saw the fingers on your string hand straighten out after you released the arrow, which is a sign of forcing them open rather than relaxing them and letting the string push them out of the way.  However, on all the rest of your shots your string fingers remained curled after release.  Are you aware of when you shoot with relaxed string fingers and when you don't?  Shooting without relaxing your string fingers can result in right misses, like a minor pluck.
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Re: VIDEO: Breaking in a new glove and working on form
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 01:24:39 PM »
Thanks for watching, mate!

I've never tried to draw low and then come up to anchor. I used to draw much higher but I'm trying to draw as straight as possible. I'll work on keeping a bit lower and see how that goes.

I don't do the string blur thing. When I first started I was shooting a tab and I was getting the arrow right near my eye, but due to having a big nose, I would hit it with my string consistently. I would also turn my head in a little bit to get the best sight picture possible and sometimes hit my lips and cheek! I went back to a glove as it is a little thicker and got rid of the problem, but now I can shoot a tab OK and it doesn't bother me as much. I'm also very accurate sometimes, but not others. This is likely an issue with other aspects of my form than this point.

I'd never noticed much about relaxed fingers or straightened, mate. I hadn't even noticed until you pointed it out just now. I'll keep aware of it and see what I can come up with.

I really appreciate you watching the video and giving me advice. I don't have many options for coaches where I live so the best way for me to learn is to put videos on the internet and show them to people.


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Re: VIDEO: Breaking in a new glove and working on form
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2019, 05:58:04 PM »

Looks good...  I also shoot 3 under with my Widows. 

Here is something I do a bit different on my draw and it may blend with what McDave mentioned.  I stand pretty erect as you but perhaps more so.  I draw directly to my cheek right under my eye.  I make NO, repeat, NO movement of my head whatsoever to get to the over the arrow position.  In my mind if you move your head you are playing with not getting the same complete anchor and bow eye geometry.  My anchor is my cheek bone.  Looking straight on at the target.  This keeps my nose, which is also a bit large, out of the way. Simplified, I bring the arrow to me, nothing of me to the arrow, if you follow me.

Admittedly, there are times that shots present themselves that make this routine a bit difficult but I practiced a good bit trying awkward positions.

I also shoot nothing but a glove.
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