Swintj1 UPDATED FORM After YOUR HELP!

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by swintj1, Nov 27, 2007.

  1. swintj1

    swintj1 Senior Member

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    Hey all,

    I shot today and I have been working on the things you told me to, so here is the result! Sorry the video is sideways, I don't know how to fix that:doh: :doh:

    Here is the aftermath photo of the target today from 20 yards.

    I KNOW MY DRAW LOOKS TO HEAVY...but that is because it is. It was set at 70# when I asked for 64. Problem fixed now, so just ignore when I draw it! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    Things I've done:
    1.Narrowed my Stance
    2.Straightened my Back
    3.Shortened my Release by 1"
    4.Applying slight backpressure as I squeeze trigger now
    5.Breathe in, and hold breathe during the shot to stabilize body

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2FMMrbyYt4

    Photo: [​IMG]
     
  2. swintj1

    swintj1 Senior Member

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    Here is what it looks like NOW:

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    OLD STYLE:

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    See a difference? :D :laugh: :D
     

  3. Wheely

    Wheely Wheely Threads

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    Looks good to me :thumb:
     
  4. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    feet need to be a tad bit closer. shoulder distance apart.. stance to open for good balance. and its ok to close your bow hand. just relax them around the grip. some think if they hold hand open.. it will keep them from torqing. with no side resistance its easier to torque w/ open hand. should help your groupings too.
     
  5. swintj1

    swintj1 Senior Member

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    Do you mean my feet need to get farther apart? THE BLUE SHIRT is the new stance...Aren't my feet more narrow than my shoulders? You are saying I should be more narrow than that? ALSO, what do you mean my stance is too open...I think I'm closed aren't I? My left foot is actually farther forward than the right...can you clerify this for me? THANKS!

    NEW STYLE BELOW
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  6. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    that is about perfect. spread them out about 3" more . the idea is to have a perfect
    center of gravity.
     
  7. swintj1

    swintj1 Senior Member

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    Is everything else okay then besides the grip?

    I'm having a lot of trouble stabilizing the pin on the target...I end up just waiting for the moment that the pin is about to pass by the target, and then I start pulling, then by the time it fires, the pin is center of where it is...it is never still...is there a way to become more stable? Or is it just practice?
     
  8. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    much better, only thing I would have you change is get yourself a side quiver, and once you start shooting an END, do not move your feet, shoot the all five arrows, without moving.......
     
  9. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    its always going to float, your never gonna get it completly still.......and the more you shoot targets the worse its going to get........

    EVERYONE GETS TARGET PANIC AT SOME POINT........
     
  10. swintj1

    swintj1 Senior Member

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    Okay, I'll get one ASAP. What will not moving my feet do for me...just assure that I'm lined up the same every time? Bunny, is there a way to become more stable? I think it is my bow arm that is the problem...I think the HOYT is just so heavy that after about 20 shots in a row...I start fatiguing...I guess I'll think about it more tomorrow when I go, but what do you do to be stable? Is your pin on the target the whole time, or does it float a little and then you anitipate when it will drift accross where you are aiming and then fire?
     
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    swintj1 Senior Member

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    Question answered..LOL
     
  12. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I sort of answered that in the second of my posts......

    do you drink caffine???
     
  13. swintj1

    swintj1 Senior Member

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    No, I just end up asking you a question, and you post before I post, so I never saw that you wrote it down. Sorry Bunny. No, I rarely take caffeine. I am a golfer, and caffeine makes my hands shake (microscopically) and it affects my swing. So, I might have a pop once a day at night while watching a movie, but never during the day! :D :laugh: :D
     
  14. QSA

    QSA One eyed/Gutless wonder

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  15. Wheely

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    I hold my breathe when I shoot and it don't make me blurry :p
     
  16. swintj1

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    Okay, I will stop doing that, the only problem is, if I am inhaling, the pins go up, and exhaling, the pins go down...if I hold my breathe, they stay still...when should I shoot? EXHALE OR INHALE? I want to try to get a pattern...a preshot routine if you will, so I do the same things everytime before I shoot...
     
  17. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    try to avoid it 24 hours before shooting a round.......I am HUGE coffee drinker.....I get headaches if I dont have coffee in the AM, yeah i am addicted....:laugh:

    I have to slow down drinking coffee in the winter before leagues start, just so that I can shoot.........:laugh:

    One of the best things about a long stabilizer is you can rest the bow between shots......If you shot in a league or Spot round, remember they give you 1 minute per Arrow, your shot sequence might take 10 seconds, that gives you ten seconds to load your arrow and 40 seconds to relax......:noidea:
     
  18. Wheely

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    If I am going to breathe while shooting, I like to shoot at the end of an exhale
     
  19. swintj1

    swintj1 Senior Member

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    I'll have to try this tomorrow...Thanks for the help Bunny and Wheels! My groups have improved at least 100% better since yesterday just by all the tips you all gave last night. I can't believe how useful this forum is. I learn so much. I think a long stabilizer would be great, but I really want to use the same equipment I'm going to use for hunting for target...that way I'm practicing two things at once! But, this target stuff is almost more fun than hunting, so if I get to liking this much more...I'm going to have to watch out or this could be happening...:D :D :D :D :D
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  20. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    your allready on a target based forum, your gonna be target shooting, you just dont know it yet........:peace: :peace: