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Offline mooseman76

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Deep Hook simplified
« on: January 08, 2020, 08:50:27 PM »
I’m really trying to work on my form this offseason and one thing that I can never seem to wrap my head around is the deep hook.  I’ve searched all over and it seems like it’s hard to wrap my head around since nearly everyone has a different idea what a deep hook is, and which is the first finger joint (first from palm, first from tip). So to help me clear it up would the deep hook run along the blue line or red line in this pic. Thank you very much.

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Re: Deep Hook simplified
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 10:28:13 PM »
Blue line.
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Re: Deep Hook simplified
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 01:04:38 PM »
The blue line represents a "deep hook."  The red line represents... well... I don't have a clue what that is.  :)
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Re: Deep Hook simplified
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 03:12:38 PM »
Thank you both. There are some out there that advocate the red line. I tried it but it never felt right, but it certainly felt deep. The other confusing aspect to me is when talking about the hands or toes generally the first knuckle is the one closest to the palm/sole area (center of body outwards)...Mike

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Re: Deep Hook simplified
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 06:37:23 PM »
It is easier to pull if you pull on the red line.  However, the objective is to hit the bullseye, which requires a good release. Most people get a good release holding the string on the blue line. Some get a better release in front of the blue line, some behind the blue line. I don't understand why they get a better release that way, but for some people that seems to be true.
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Re: Deep Hook simplified
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 01:17:10 PM »
Mike when most of us talk about shooting off the pads were talking about the end of the fingers...so from there the blue line would be the first joint...why i dont know but thats the way i was taught in the 60's by target shooters...hope that helped ya

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Re: Deep Hook simplified
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 11:58:53 AM »
For me, (I shoot 3 under with a glove and gun barrel the arrow under my eye) I tried the "pad/finger tip method and could not get what I thought was a good release.  My POI was scattered. I went to the "blue line" and everything got much better.  My "blue line" is really with all three "joints lined up and the string at the very forward most point of that juncture.  Think right in front of that juncture. My groups tightened up a bunch at 20 yards.  I consider the "blue line" a deep hook.

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