How can I tell if my draw length is to long?

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Southernfryedyankee, Sep 10, 2007.

  1. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Senior Member

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    Are there tell tale signs that show DL is to long.
     
  2. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    What makes you think it's long???
    is your anchor point roughly under your eye? Is your bow are locked straight out?
     

  3. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    It could be long...it looks like your wrist is up...you could try to shorten your release first...
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  4. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Senior Member

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    I notice if I shorten my release my accuracy is off, usually my index and middle finger knuckle is on or behind my earlobe
     
  5. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Senior Member

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    OH and in that picture I am using a draw check tool so its like half the length of my trufire judge
     
  6. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Senior Member

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    I also notice that I am at 99% stretch when I draw my bow back, It just seems like with other peoples form they have leeway room
     
  7. Wheely

    Wheely Wheely Threads

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    I personally think it looks to long. Have you used all those fantastic formulas to get close to what you should be? (2.5 X wingspan)
     
  8. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Senior Member

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    I just said I was comfortable when the guy at the sporting good store asked me. I just notice that it seems like my string is always ON my face and thats why I may be having inconsistency in accuracy
     
  9. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    Louie
    It looks somewhat long ol Bud
    Try puttin' tha string on tha tip of yore nose and yore thumb under yore jaw bone.
    This will help ya keep yore ancor point from floatin' around.
    Keep it tight to yore cheek.
     
  10. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    It looks long to me too...
    Do you need to change cams on that, or modules
     
  11. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    Hey L, ya need a little bend in tha bow arm at that elbow :biggrin1:
     
  12. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    The string should be touching the end of your nose and your bow arm should be slightly bent...
     
  13. J.C.

    J.C. New Member

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    Looks long to me. Your draw arm elbow should be higher than your hand. Your nock should be a little closer under the corner of your eye . The string should be closer to the tip of your nose and not alongside your cheek.
     
  14. Southernfryedyankee

    Southernfryedyankee Senior Member

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    I may have to try some different things. I have a draw stop on my cam could that help
     
  15. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    Don't know much bout them bows there.
     
  16. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    That should be wingspan divided by 2.5.:hug:


    Your DL does look a little long. I would go down about an inch but from that angle it is hard to tell. Your bow arm looks locked and the string looks like it is well up on your nose. Put a little bend in your bow elbow. And have someone take a pic parrallel to you and the bow. So we can see exactly where the nock is in relationship to your eye.
     
  17. Timmer

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    Looks long to me. I've found myself become more accurate at a shorter draw length. In the past 3 bows I've gone from 29" down to 27.5". Then again not all bows are the same. I also shoot with a slightly bent elbow. At full draw, the string just touches the tip of my nose. Biggest mistake some archers make is to shoot a bow with too long of a draw. I might lose a little speed by going down an inch or so, but I'd rather hit where I aim with a slower arrow than miss it with a fast one.
     
  18. bowcraze30

    bowcraze30 Senior Member

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    my DLs 170? :doh: :doh: :laugh:
     
  19. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Wow...1.5" that's a big difference...
     
  20. Timmer

    Timmer Member

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    Dropped a full inch going from my Razortec to the Guardian. Maybe the accuracy increase is just due to having an awesome bow.