Bowie’s sung about it and TuPac has rapped about it, yes I’m talking about changes. The regular reader (not a typo) of this blog will know that I’ve been mixing … Continue reading Changes
Stay on Target, Stay on Target!
When I approach any target it’s reminiscent of the Rebel Alliance’s attack on the Death Star at the end of Star Wars: A New Hope. In the film a small … Continue reading Stay on Target, Stay on Target!
Muddy Paths and Bow Grip
After a weekend of sunny weather I decided that I was well overdue a visit to the woods. I sent my buddy a message and we arranged an evening of … Continue reading Muddy Paths and Bow Grip
Picking up the tab
Archery is never far from my mind. In those moments of the day where I have a spare few seconds I often imagine how I’d make a shot hit something … Continue reading Picking up the tab
Over the last few weeks I’ve felt that my accuracy has taken a massive nose dive. I’ll have some good shots followed by some truly awful ones. If I’m honest it’s starting to frustrate me.
In an attempt to rectify this I’ve asked the club coach to look at my form and shoot routine. The only thing he could see was that I need to relax my grip on the bow. I’ve even asked the coach to go through the basics of aiming with me just in case I’m missing something obvious (this request received a raised eye brow).
I suspect that I’m doing something small that’s wrong which has thrown me off ever so slightly, this will, I suspect, have caused me to unconsciously expect to be off which just amplifies the issue, but how do I break the cycle?!
Tips, hints and tricks will be greatly received.
Last week I changed my anchor point from the corner of my mouth to behind my ear. You often see medieval depictions of archers drawing their bow behind their ear … Continue reading Anchor Away
Shooting Gloves and Releasing the Pain
One of the things I’ve found whilst shooting with a glove is that my fingers, especially the tendons that connect my finger tips to the rest of my hand, the … Continue reading Shooting Gloves and Releasing the Pain
The last two times that I’ve picked up my bow and gone shooting I’ve come away feeling great. My groupings are getting tighter and I’m more or less placing the … Continue reading Holding On
They’re moments when you’re told something that is so obvious you wonder why you weren’t doing it in the first place. These moments are eureka moments where something falls into … Continue reading Concentrate