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McDave
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After taking a couple of excellent classes, and about a year for them to settle in, I think I've plateaued, and would welcome any comments about how I might continue to improve.

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Lookin GOOD!!!!!!!

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Congratulations Dave, I think it has come together for you.

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Looks like you will cut your finger with a broad head. [Big Grin]

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McDave
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I noticed my bow-hand finger sticking out too, Tod. It's interesting the things you do that you don't notice until you're videoed.

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well i personally wouldnt 'cant" the bow and i like to hold my finger up durring the draw than put it down and hold the bow lightly as i release.the real ? is how accurate and consistant are you ?

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sorry other than those two things your looking good better than most. [bigsmyl] [archer2]

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McDave
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Thanks for your comments, Eric. I've tried shooting with the bow canted and with the bow straight, and seem to do best if I hold it at a natural cant. Even though most of the better shooters hold it upright, I guess I can take some consolation that HH held it canted. I like your idea about holding my finger up during the draw and then putting it down lightly before shooting - I'll try that.

I'm more "accurate and consistent" than most of the fish in the small pond I swim in, but think I still have a ways to go to reach my potential.

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Looks good to me! just dont ever let it slip away!
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McDave, It looks like great form/alignment to me. I've heard you say that you took a lesson from Rick Welch, but notice that you don't hold at anchor for super long. Any reason? Also, is the arrow shaft directly under your right eye, i.e. sighting down the shaft? Just curious because I shoot similar to you (attempt to at least!).
Thanks.

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Where do you anchor?
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McDave
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Mike, I'm sure Rick would comment on my hold, which I believe is about 1/2 second, and tell me to hold for the full 2 seconds he recommends. I noticed in watching this video that my hold time has decreased over time. Maybe this is something I should work on. On the other hand, I find it difficult to keep increasing back tension and get a dynamic release with a 2 second hold. Difficult, but not impossible, so as I said, maybe I should do some more work on this.

I do try to keep the arrow shaft under my right eye, which I believe helps me to shoot where I'm looking.

Gregg, I have a double anchor, which is my thumb knuckle brushing against my earlobe, and my nose touching the back of the cock feather.

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If you attended Rick's school, remember HOLD, HOLD, HOLD. If I rush my shots, my forms seems to go to pot as well.

Also, I noticed that you shot quite a few arrows, try for 2-3 well placed arrows per sequence and hold that bow arm as steady as you can until the arrow reaches the target. When I fail to do this, my groups go right every time since I'm a lefty. I couldn't see you shots, so understnad that I'm just guessing here.

It doesn't appear that you are torquing the bow and you seem to have a nice consistent release and good form. Well done!

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McDave
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I don't generally shoot as many shots in a row as you see in the video. My friend who shot the sequence wanted six shots in a row so I could judge my consistency from shot to shot. In retrospect, perhaps this wasn't the best idea, as shooting six shots in a row may have changed other things, such as my hold time. But I do appreciate him suggesting the video, as it has been a while since I've seen myself shoot. When I saw the video, my first thought didn't have anything to do with archery; it was, "How the heck did I get that old?"

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Really? Usually I'm wondering where my hair is retreating to!

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