Names james mcardle or jacobite, iam 19 years of age from england (north east lincs) and deffinatly making archery my life from here onwards
umm half english half scottish.
i started archery two days ago , jsut one of those things that ive wanted to do for ages and woza was it special. i had a feelings id be good but man i love it sooo much.
ok so down to zee nitty gritty yes?:P
i didnt see any stickied topics on tips in the forums so i thought id jsut ask as their are so many topics its a pain to search through so many with so little time : )
atm i use a 20 pound recurve bow (being my first lesson) and what ever inch arrows they let me use.
i pull back with my right arm and 3 fingers under the notch.
i pull the mid finger to the corner of my mouth.
i stand legs apart 90 agree to the right (from facing target).
my left hand i hold the bow with the part of my palm jsut under my thumb (allowing the bow to rest on my hand not letting the flex my elbow or allowing the string to bite
i breath in and out before i look at the target adn breath in when i draw. then aim and release when ready then breath.(i do this to calm my body before the shot allowing me to empty my mind and concentrate, umm much like snipers do really )
thru my 2 hour lesson my coach is very pleased with me as i hit almsot all fo ym arrows(at 15yards not much but first lesson) into the goal(yellow circle in centre). i have extremly good groupings with out of 6 ,3-4 arrows hitting roughly the same spot.
ok so theres some background on what ive done and how i operate
Any tips on accuracy? (i found that it wasnt a simple point the arrow head the target and adapted to lower the bow to hit centre everytime). i think this is due to the gap from my right eye(dominate eye also might add) to the side of my mouth.
Or any tips in general would help me greatly...iam a good believer with analysing mentally what i do and then adapting so that i can suceed with anything.
In future when i gof or competitions(which i hope i can do:P) ill be goign bare bow as i see sights and release clips as cheating.(jsut an opinion of skill to me ).
So umm yes any tips ingeneral or on accuracy would help greatly.
Thank you in advanced