Archery ?

2018-10-02 17.36.40

I’ve been going to Archery now for about 6 months off and on. I thought I would be getting better but struggle with the whole thing somehow.

While my partner shoots bare bow (without sights) and has gradually improved, I feel I’m actually becoming less accurate. He got eight golds last week where I just got 2, and this week I kept missing the boss  (the support the paper target is pinned to).

It looks easy, lift up your bow, pull back on the bowstring, look through the  sight and let your arrow fly. Watch it wobble in its flight towards, then over, under, to the side of the target…missed again! I try and place myself in the same position each time, holding the bow not too tightly, trying not to pinch my fingers around the knock end of the arrow so it releases from the string smoothly. Place my hand holding the string under my chin with my nose and mouth touching the string. Sight along the arrow using a sight that has a hole with a little dot in it so that it is sighted over the gold. But a tiny deviation where you are is large when you have a target 20 yards away and worse as you get futher away from it.

I’m going to keep trying, I hope I can do it, I will persevere.

 

7 thoughts on “Archery ?

  1. Keep at it! It’s the form that counts the most, not where the arrows go. Good form gives you good arrows later. And good arrows make good scores 🙂

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      1. I know the feeling. If I managed to shoot once every two weeks at least or a month lately I was happy. But don’t worry, it’s not always about the amount of arrows you shoot. It’s also the quality of the training 🙂

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