- Aiming or rather, how do you aim whether you are a gap shooter or instinctive archer?
- Stance and footing on a field shoot, where you might not be on level ground.
- Coupled with aiming is distance judgement, which can be especially tough on a well set field course, where the course layer has used every trick inthe book to fool you.
- I think the biggest one though has to be drawing down or coming down when you’ve drawn up on a target but feel you have to release, even though you know something is wrong.
- I’m also working on a post about the importance of arrow weights and importance of not shooting too light an arrow.
- Over bowing, being to identify when you are shooting too heavy a draw weight bow.
This last weekend down at the Wolverine shoot a few of us were discussing the importance of having the right spinning for your arrows. I think part of the reason for this was due to a couple of us having bought the tapering jig recently and Jim having got some arrows made up recently.
Whilst doing some research I came across this video on the Archers Paradox and dangers of using the wrong spinning of arrows. I’ve posted a shorter version of this a few weeks back and I know a few other people have posted the link too.
The effects of too low a spinning is very evident, the arrows are almost like they are rubber bands! Also note the protective glove the archer wears when trying out low spine weights.
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