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    Red face Have no clue what I'm doing wrong

    If i'm doing anything wrong!
    I am a NEW archer and I cannot figure if I'm doing something wrong when I am releasing. I think my string is bouncing, but I'm still hitting the target. If it is bouncing do I need to do anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIFM View Post
    If i'm doing anything wrong!
    I am a NEW archer and I cannot figure if I'm doing something wrong when I am releasing. I think my string is bouncing, but I'm still hitting the target. If it is bouncing do I need to do anything?
    Not sure what you mean by string bouncing....

    Are you shooting with a release aid or with your fingers? What kind of rest are you using. What kind of sights?

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    I am VERY new to archery, what is a rest? No I am not using a release aid.
    When I pull back and fire my string doesn't feel right. Maybe its because I am using a heavier weight than I originally was. I really don't know. I am trying to become 'literste'

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIFM View Post
    I am VERY new to archery, what is a rest? No I am not using a release aid.
    When I pull back and fire my string doesn't feel right. Maybe its because I am using a heavier weight than I originally was. I really don't know. I am trying to become 'literste'
    The arrow rest is where you arrow is before you shoot. If you bought your bow from a shop I suggest you go back there and have them give you a rundown on what you have. I too don't know what you think doesn't feel right. Maybe it sounds wrong not sure what is going on there. There is alot of very good information on the internet about archery but my first suggestion is go to a shop and have them see what you're talking about. to the site as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AIFM View Post
    I am VERY new to archery, what is a rest? No I am not using a release aid.
    When I pull back and fire my string doesn't feel right. Maybe its because I am using a heavier weight than I originally was. I really don't know. I am trying to become 'literste'
    What kind of bow are you shooting - Traditional or a compound? (does it have wheels or no wheels)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Are View Post
    What kind of bow are you shooting - Traditional or a compound? (does it have wheels or no wheels)
    Sorry about the delay, I am shooting a traditional.
    And thanks for the welcome!

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    shooting trad. you usal. dont use a rest you shoot off the shelf to get the arrow closer to the hand to help with hand eye cor. in aiming as far as the bounce i think ur suffering from hand shock its just vib's try some trad stick on limbsavers and see if it helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepytrucker View Post
    shooting trad. you usal. dont use a rest you shoot off the shelf to get the arrow closer to the hand to help with hand eye cor. in aiming as far as the bounce i think ur suffering from hand shock its just vib's try some trad stick on limbsavers and see if it helps
    I think the nail has been hit on the head.

    Oh and to the forum. Have fun thats the best advise anyone can give you when beginning archery.


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    Default Hi,There.

    I shoot triditional also and i shoot off a spring rest and a stick on rest.
    Some archers do shoot off the shelf with moleskin or animal hair glued on to make the feathers on your arrow glide across.
    Most of the time these are longbow shooters.
    If your getting a string bounce,put some puff silencers on the strings.
    You can use animal hair,spider legs,puff silencers etc.
    Hope this helps and to the forum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kbohunt View Post
    I shoot triditional also and i shoot off a spring rest and a stick on rest.
    Some archers do shoot off the shelf with moleskin or animal hair glued on to make the feathers on your arrow glide across.
    Most of the time these are longbow shooters.
    If your getting a string bounce,put some puff silencers on the strings.
    You can use animal hair,spider legs,puff silencers etc.
    Hope this helps and to the forum!
    Ok, will try! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sleepytrucker View Post
    shooting trad. you usal. dont use a rest you shoot off the shelf to get the arrow closer to the hand to help with hand eye cor. in aiming as far as the bounce i think ur suffering from hand shock its just vib's try some trad stick on limbsavers and see if it helps
    And translated that means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AIFM View Post
    And translated that means?
    Limbsaver is a brand of rubber things that absorb ths schock of tha shot on tha bow.
    You will need some that will self stick on the back side of your limbs usally placed about 3" from tha tips.on taradtional type bows

    these are Older bows with no wheels or cables on them at the end of the limbs.
    hope this helps and a big 3Dshoots welcome to ya
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