Improving Archery Skills: Overcoming Distractions and Finishing Strong

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  • A.T's avatar

    I check bubble as soon as I draw back after that I don’t fuss with it too much get a half a breath then execute the shot

  • David's avatar

    Looking really good! Nice shooting! Seems you solved you problem from earlier. 👍👊

  • Derek's avatar

    @David thank you. Yes, the sight/D loop issue has been corrected and I'm back to shooting at least half way acceptable.

  • David's avatar

    In my book its more than half way acceptable.

  • Derek's avatar

    @David I appreciate it!

  • David's avatar

    @Derek now to get a deer or two this season.

  • Derek's avatar

    @David that's the hope, and maybe even a bear if I'm real lucky.

  • David's avatar

    @Derek yeah, you and @Appalachian went scouting for bear on that recent outing too.

  • Ferg's avatar

    Try and find a mantra, a routine that covers all the bases. Once that routine is set, you can relax into your shot without attention wandering, you always know the bases are covered.
    The other thing that can happen is trying too hard for perfection. It causes you to focus so much on one part of it, like rhr bubble, that you miss your own has drifted.
    My personal one used to be
    1. Check anchor, relax
    2. Check pin, check bubble
    3. Check target, breathe, release.
    Say the whole thing out in your head, step by step. Whatever your chosen steps are. After a short while, there drummed in. You just say the numbers in your head and you can totally focus on relaxing into your shot, embracing the instinctual side of thr shot. How it feels.
    All the bases are covered.
    Says me who hasn't shot for over a year 🤔😄

  • Derek's avatar

    @Ferg all goos points. I more or less have the same same system when shooting. I just usually never focus on the level, but yesterday I did for some reason, and it wasn't good.

  • Ferg's avatar

    @Derek its that very thing that causes target panic man. Too much focus on one part of something that has more moving parts. Trying to apply too much control more importantly Instead of relaxing into it.
    It's a system that helped me learn when I started, and stuck with it.
    Went from going through the stages to just saying the numbers in my head and thr actions follow.

  • Ferg's avatar

    @Derek its amazing how little changes to our mindset on the day can have massive changes eh.

  • Ferg's avatar

    @Derek i need to get back to it myself man.
    The bows are getting a bit to fixed to the wall lol, about time they came down from time to time lol

  • Derek's avatar

    @Ferg yeah man, get out there! If nothing else, it's a fun time sending some arrows down range.

  • Ferg's avatar

    @Derek am seeing a chiropractor just now, trying to get everything lined up properly again since the crash. He's told me to hold off on stuff just now.
    But I have found an outdoor archery xlose to where I live with about 100 targets. Will get started with them as soon as I get thr nod from the chiropractor man.
    Hopefully by next spring Al be good to go.
    I better be, im planning on disappearing in thr van conversion, and taking one of my biws and a target with me haha

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