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Offline cajunbowhntr

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Re: The elusive subconscience release...???
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2006, 05:44:00 PM »
It helps me sometimes to focus on pulling the elbow backwards with back tension.Just push it back and relax your hand.

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Offline XDogsoldierX

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Re: The elusive subconscience release...???
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2006, 06:39:00 PM »
"don't expect to have a surprise release *using fingers* if you don't use a clicker of some type. When using a clicker you are lining up your sight (or arrow point, whatever...) in the process of drawing/anchoring the arrow. As you continue to draw the clicker goes off and (if all systems are "go") you release and follow-through. You didn't know when the clicker was going to go off, the decision took nanoseconds, therefore it was a surprise. When not using a clicker your mind "consciously determines" when you are going to release the string...... therefore there can be no surprise, just a point in your checklist where you've decided that all systems are go. Your decision time may be 1/2 sec. or LONGER. It's NOT IMPOSSIBLE to get a lively release without a clicker but it's a lot easier to get one with a clicker. Without a clicker you've got to prevent your muscles from starting to relax during that "1/2 sec. or longer" decision process (i.e. anticipating the release"...not my words but I tend agree with them...I know right down to the second when I'm going to release...thats just how I do it

Offline steve morley

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Re: The elusive subconscience release...???
« Reply #22 on: February 04, 2006, 08:09:00 PM »
First teach youself to shoot the same, what I mean is that I tend to hold for four seconds, with some good blank bale work your subconcious can be taught this subconcious timing, each person will have their own subconcious internal clock so four seconds works for me and it might be three or five seconds for someone else.

Secondly in your mind try to and seperate the draw and aim from the release, I visualise myself just drawing and holding on target my subconcious internal clock just knows when to release, of course if it's too long or feels too rushed you must also be able to come down and start again.

The whole key to subconcious release is self control and good form.

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Online Terry Green

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Re: The elusive subconscience release...???
« Reply #23 on: February 05, 2006, 02:39:00 PM »
My take on the 'elusive subconscious release'.....

For me, the release is not a 'suprise', its a 'non-event' that my subconscious runs.  It happens when the shot is right, and the shot is not based on any 'time schedule '.  

I see the bowhunter as having a need to be much more versital than just having one shot...or one shot sequence.  He should be able to shoot from a variety of cants and positions, and be able to have a subconscious release whether the shot dictates he 'holds' for 1/4th of a second, OR when the shot dictates that he 'hold' for 5 seconds.  I should be in total control of the shot that needs to be made. The shot should't control me by restraining me to only one certain shot/senario.  I've always looked at the bowhunter's shot as an athletic manuver rather than a methodical process.

Letting go of the string to me is no different than letting go of a baseball, bowling ball, football,.......subconcious running the body while the mind focuses on the 'target'.

Good thread guys.
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