Something new to talk about

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Cameron, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Cameron

    Cameron Senior Member

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    Here is something new to talk about:

    Please define/explain the single most important aspect that has improved your shooting during this 2007 season.

    My advancement was finally admitting that my draw length is shorter than I had been shooting for the past 20 years. After dropping my draw length by one inch, I learned that I now have much more stability and accuracy.:rockon:

    Now to work on this target panic problem that has developed for no reason whatsoever.:noidea:
     
  2. Jay Are

    Jay Are Junior Member

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    Practice - Practice - Practice!!!!

    Last year I was averaging shooting 2-3 3D shoots a weekend/ week and shooting every other day… and now I have only gotten to about 10 3Ds this year and shoot maybe once a week. All this reflects in my score!!!:Cry:

    There is no advancement for me in 2007 --- I stunk last year and I’m progressively getting worse. :doh: :doh: :biggrin1:
     

  3. Gator eye

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    The single thing that has help me shoot better was shooting a spot league during the winter. I was amazed at my shooting when I got back outside and put a target up at thirty yards.
     
  4. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    Trying to figure out how to judge yardage, I got a lot of work to go but its getting there.
     
  5. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    It was the first time I ever did indoor 5 spot league. It was fun but I'm not sure it improved my shooting. I did get a bit better each week then the wheels fell off the last couple of weeks. I need to get some coaching and have somebody check my draw length and form and make some suggestions. Of course I keep saying that but never do it.

    Ron
     
  6. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    well I went to a thumb release.......:rockon:

    also as of a couple of days ago, I learned that if you wait until the pin is steady, on the center of the target, its alot easier to het the center:laugh: :laugh:
     
  7. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    Famous last words...
    :laugh:

    Ron
     
  8. jimposten

    jimposten Senior Member

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    I started shooting from the cubs stake:rockon:

    Serieously, I think shortining up my DL made one of the biggest possitive changes for my scores. Equipment upgrades are always nice as well. It definately helps your confidance when you have good stuff.

    Like my new Vortex Binos, I finally have a set of eyes worth using to prepare for my shot. THANKS BIGCOUNTRY:biggrin1:

    JIM
     
  9. Hook Em

    Hook Em Slippy for President

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    For me it was practicing and getting rid of my T.P. I still have it a bit, but not nearly as bad. Not to say that I am still worth the darn, but I finally shot a 300 this year. :rockon:
     
  10. Wheely

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    I got a new bow, a new release, lots of newer faster arrows, and finally took some time to focus on what I was doing. After all this, I now don't have time to go shoot more than once a week :Cry:
     
  11. Hook Em

    Hook Em Slippy for President

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    Oh yeah...like wheels pointed out, of course I threw lots of money at it as well. New Stuff=Shoot Better :cool:
     
  12. mdewitt71

    mdewitt71 Senior Member

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    For me it has been an increased knowledge of tearing a bow down and tuning it. I have learned to not only learned to serve strings, time cams, and set tiller but to how better set up and tune a bow.

    I also have shot my first 5 spot round last month and have found each time I do get a chance to shoot those lil things, I am getting better and better at the accuracy thing at longer ranges.
     
  13. J.A.G.

    J.A.G. Senior Member

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    got a new bow that actually fit me, had been shooting too short a draw length.. and just got a new stabilizer, finally my bow has balance!! and am shooting alot better now.
     
  14. joker

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    I just go to the 3d course and find myself one of those pennsylvania pencil pushers and have him score for us. I always find myself shooting better when one of those guys are with me. I guess shooting with them brings your level of shooting up somehow. I dont know how but it does.:peace: :laugh:
     
  15. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    maybe there not pushing the pencil....maybe there are just not sure of the scorring system.....:peace: :peace:
     
  16. chelleo

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    Well it's a continual learning experience for me since I really started shooting in Feb 07. Got me my nice HOYT and all that necessary bling. We're doing more distance shooting lately and that has actually helped me alot. Amazing how you see your problems the farther back you go. I've been working on my form, mostly making sure i'm not shifting my left hip forward, hard to feel if you're doing that but I'm working on it. I'm pretty brutal on myself if I don't get in the x ring indoors I figure I've dumped that shot LOL. Oh, working more on those up and down shots...I HATE THOSEEEEE, but it's the bend at the waist issue. I shoot pretty well under "pressure" on league nights I do very well. Came in 1st with another fella last week. The guys do everything they can to distract me but to no avail :laugh:

    The biggest thing though is to have fun which we do...and keep working on form and the ole BT release. Best sport I can think of ...the people have been great and it's lots of fun.

    I just couldn't ever shoot a real bambi...ewwww killing those cute big brown eyed critters...maybe a turkey but not a bambi .
     
  17. Dredly

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    you mean the scoring system where you only mark the targets you want or the one where all bowman's 10's are marked as 5's instead? :laugh:
     
  18. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    I will be keeping score at the r100:biggrin1:
     
  19. tedicast

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    So far, in all honesty. I have showed no improvement for 2007. I started off the 3D season ok, and got progressively worse. Mostly caused by a bad case of Target Panic. I have been trying to get comfortable enough with the back tension release to shoot 3D with it, and just lately, decided I had nothing to lose, as it seems to be the only thing that helps my TP. I'm writing off 2007 as a rebuilding/learning year.
     
  20. BowhuntnHoosier

    BowhuntnHoosier Bisquit.......

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    I have not shot nearly as much this year so my accuracy is getting worse. And I thought there was no way for that to happen.:noidea:

    Now my TP is creeping back also.:tape: