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Offline PrimitivePete

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Slowing it down
« on: August 03, 2019, 11:34:48 AM »
Lately what I have found to dramatically improve my shooting is slowing down my draw to anchor. I'm not talking about anything excessive but making a real determination to initiate the draw with my back/shoulder and not rush to anchor. I find when I'm drawing quickly I can actually feel the tension/anxiety rise up. By slowing the draw down I reach anchor calmer and more likely to setup my target picture better and I can also see the improvement in the  release.

Offline Miikka

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Re: Slowing it down
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2019, 05:32:55 PM »
I've noticed the same myself. I started doing the moe-form and rotational draw recently and dropped on speed at the same time. I find it gives me more time to engage the large muscles in my back and asses the draw/shot process. I've also separated the draw and release/conclusion into different parts of the shot to help me focus and do a mental check up before release.
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Re: Slowing it down
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2019, 08:21:35 PM »
The best advice I’ve heard on this was in a Rod Jenkins class.  From start to finish, the shot should follow the same rhythm.  Either draw slow and hold, or draw fast and snap shoot.  Either one can be fine, but not if mixed.
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Offline PrimitivePete

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Re: Slowing it down
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2019, 08:00:50 AM »
That makes perfect sense McDave and thank you Rod !!!

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