I sure was hoping to hook up with some, been great to meet some of you folks here from 3D shoots.
But we diffidently met up with a lot of great folks & old friends and all in all we had a awesome week there my little sweetie would of preferred 4 days of nice sunny days but ole well we will take what we can.
I was blessed with having my whole family along Carla, Dustin, Jessica and her awesome boyfriend Duane we really had a nice time with the shooting and taking in a few shows and the gals did a little shopping and all was good.
Shooting wise I was a little hesitant, not a relaxed and trusting the shot as before after having to shoot the 2 day sectionals using someone else’s release. But the good note everyday I shot better and on Sunday I realized that I was applying way to much unnecessary tension a full draw and started to draw the bow back in a more relaxed fluid motion with a lot less pin movement so this was a big plus for myself getting back into my game --- also I shot a 57X 300 round tonight up north a the shop league so I am very happy things are back to norm the 3 I missed were do to thinking to much thru the shots versus just letting it happen.
My Son Dustin shot since he was coming along,
he hasn’t shot his bow much at all the last 3 years do to being in college and it was great to see him slingin arrows, and not bad actually for having the break.
Jessica – Little Bow Peep was a little confused we me putting her in the flights and having to shoot against guys and gals both – so she was a little edgy with me and all of this and dropped a few on Friday, until I explained how the flights work and so forth with the reassurance that she’s more of a intimidation to most of us then we are to her, so on Saturday she only dropped 3 points and on Sunday she was nailin 10s and Xs at the beginning and then all of a sudden her arrows started shooting high and then real high even after inspecting the bow all check points right on the marks- Cam, Peep, arrow rest, etc I could not figure out what the heck was going wrong, she ended up cranking her sight close to 45-50 clicks
to get it back in the zone while shooting, for her at that point with all the arrows nailing the target high with all in the 9s and even all in the red 8s and at the same time cranking the sight to pull them back down eliminated her for any chance of a great finish. She at this point was a glassy eyed and focused on shooting her shot that she trusted making the comment that now its just practice for State next weekend.
I did find the culprit
in the hotel room afterwards for some unknown reason, on the front of her Sure Loc sight - the 3-Axis adjustment system set screws came loose to the point that her scope position dropped lower – this is the adjustment that allows one to raise or lower their scope to level the bubble in their sight square with the bow and as this started to drop down caused her impacts to raise just as if adjusting your sights to shoot higher.
One more then on the check point list indeed
But all in all we had a great week,
Gator and the rest of you folks that were there I was looking for ya, a lot of good folks there to meet for sure.
I hope you all had a great time!