Going Left

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by lasse5214, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. lasse5214

    lasse5214 New Member

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    I have been shooting for around 16 months now. All the time right hand. My dominat eye is the left.
    I was at the eye doc not long ago and he told me that my right eye is much weaker than my left.
    So i decide to try left hand shooting and wonder if i could have some tips here.
    Would it altso be an ide to start shooting with a hinge backtension release?
    Thanks
     
  2. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    Sorry no tips here.....I have the same problem and refuse to shoot lefty. I'm stubborn like that, you know.:laugh: :peace:
     

  3. Wheely

    Wheely Wheely Threads

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    :welcome:
    Let us know how it works out for you :wave:
     
  4. STRO

    STRO get'n rid of target panic

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    I have never tried shooting left handed but if I did I would start from scratch and only use back tension. Otherwise, I know I would pick up some bad habits. I would start from the beginning and make sure my form and the release was good so I hopefully would not pick up any bad habits.
     
  5. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    If you went with a release like a Carter Solution 3, which has both a hinge type back tension mode as well as a thumb trigger mode you might find that pretty flexible. You would have to use a rope loop on the string or a release rope on the release though. I started using one of those some time back and I'm still having some growing pains because I am used to shooting right off the string with a cushion button below the arrow nock.

    Hope that helped some.

    Ron
     
  6. Russellh2o

    Russellh2o New Member

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    lefty?

    what about Lasik ? my insurance paid half and set me up with a good lasik center..
     
  7. dbdcougar

    dbdcougar He Who Drops His Bow Arm

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    I was thinking along those lines as well. I've thought about trying a thumb release but I'd drop it out of my stand for sure! :doh:
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2008
  8. Bozwell

    Bozwell Rytera Rocks!

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    My son is left eye dominant

    He shoots guns Left handed

    Golfs Right handed

    Shoots bows Left handed