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    If you are happy with your shooting, don't worry...

    If you are happy with your shooting, don't worry about what we think.
    If not, maybe the suggestion to straighten up would be worth investigating.

    A pretty smart coach recently told me, that you...
  2. Thread: Need HELP

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    What sight are you using? Some can be brought...

    What sight are you using?

    Some can be brought closer to the riser.
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    In their day, they were as good as you could get....

    In their day, they were as good as you could get.

    I've still got an '82 model. Real slow, very heavy & huge brace height, I think it's 9".

    Allen
  4. When I was doing my testing, I measured a dozen...

    When I was doing my testing, I measured a dozen of each. The XT Hunters actually measured better for straightness AND spine than the Pro Hunters. Neither was 0.001 +/-, but the XT Hunters were...
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    I can easily consciously execute a hinge. You...

    I can easily consciously execute a hinge. You can call this punching, jerking, forcing or demanding.

    However, it's all bad. A couple of years ago, I was having problems holding below the X. My...
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    First decide on where you want to go in archery. ...

    First decide on where you want to go in archery. Backyard champion or Vegas champion or somewhere in between.

    Then work out plan to get there.

    It takes honest evaluation on your current...
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    Possum, Thanks for posting this! I appreciate...

    Possum,
    Thanks for posting this!
    I appreciate hearing about the game from you guys who have actually been there.
    Allen
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    Nock tuning is the process of fine tuning spine...

    Nock tuning is the process of fine tuning spine alignment by shooting your bow. First number your arrows. Its better to put the number where you can't see it. Then set up a target, most use a...
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    You'll be fine. Float 'em, build 'em then nock...

    You'll be fine. Float 'em, build 'em then nock tune at the greatest distance that you can hit a paper plate.

    Allen
  10. Thread: notebook

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    Here are a few suggestions: ...

    Here are a few suggestions:

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=2281698
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    Floating is based on the theory that the heavier...

    Floating is based on the theory that the heavier side is the side with the stiffest spine. With modern arrows this is not always the case. Mostly it is, but not always.

    You are better off using...
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    I typically leave my bow in my car all year long....

    I typically leave my bow in my car all year long. However, I put a frozen 2 liter bottle of water inside the soft case. Even on the hottest days, the riser is cool to the touch at the end of the...
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    For each diameter arrow the bitz has only one...

    For each diameter arrow the bitz has only one offset setting that will keep the vane base flat to the arrow. The setting for larger diameter arrows will result in the ends not seating on a small...
  14. I shot my best scores with Hoyt Command Cams &...

    I shot my best scores with Hoyt Command Cams & Martin Nitrous X cams. Those were a few years ago. These days, single cam bows have become my favorites. They are easier on my old, beat up...
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    I've had great luck with low temp hot melt from...

    I've had great luck with low temp hot melt from Walmart. I can honestly say that in 12 years of using cheap hot melt, I've lost one point. And I think I just got sloppy with preparation.

    Hot...
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    With a 29" DL, you should be looking for...

    With a 29" DL, you should be looking for something with a 37" ATA or greater.

    Look for a bow that can be adjusted to fit you. Obviously, this is not an easy thing for a new archer. One rule of...
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    It sounds like you & Marcy have the nutrition...

    It sounds like you & Marcy have the nutrition covered. The part about keeping hydrated is important. It's better to start a day or two ahead of an event, but even if you haven't, keep drinking...
  18. Could be nock pinch or the way you tie on the...

    Could be nock pinch or the way you tie on the D-loop.
    Or you may not be smooth enough on your draw. Try drawing with a very stiff release hand wrist. Some times this helps.
    Allen
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    Ron, as usual, I agree with you, except for the...

    Ron, as usual, I agree with you, except for the part in bold. If you learn to trust your shot at 10 yards, your next step should be to learn to trust your shot at 11 yards. Then 12 yards, then 13...
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    The key thing is that the release fit your hand. ...

    The key thing is that the release fit your hand. With smaller hands, that may be a problem for you. It would be good if you could find a way to visit Lancaster Archery or some other archery...
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    I think some of you are confusing normal practice...

    I think some of you are confusing normal practice routines with the drills that answer the OP's question. He asked how to build trust in your shot, not how to practice. If you are drilling the...
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    The advice to cut both ends comes from the way...

    The advice to cut both ends comes from the way carbon arrows were made many years ago. Often the last couple of inches on both ends were the worst part of the arrow for straightness. So if you cut...
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    I paid $400 for a 2011 two years ago. Now, they...

    I paid $400 for a 2011 two years ago. Now, they should be down to about $250 to $300.

    However, I would go with the 2013. The limb pockets are much better and the flex guard is an improvement...
  24. Several years ago I measured straightness and...

    Several years ago I measured straightness and spine consistency on a lot of carbon arrows. Two things I found:

    One - most have never shot a dozen arrows that were all 0.001" +/- . They paid for...
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    The only way to find out is trial & error. Start...

    The only way to find out is trial & error. Start out with 2 or 3 twists. Shoot it for a few days, then if the high lefts don't go away, try a couple more.

    One thing to watch for is the "new toy...
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    High & left is often a sign that your DL is a...

    High & left is often a sign that your DL is a tiny bit long.

    Look at your 2nd photo. Your draw side elbow is "behind the line". Draw an imaginary line from the tip of the arrow through your...
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    Inconsistent rate of twist. Inconsistent tension...

    Inconsistent rate of twist.
    Inconsistent tension on all strands
    Builder didn't use enough tension when serving
    Builder had too much tension on the serving jig
    Installer put too many twists while...
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    If an archer shoots the short game then...

    If an archer shoots the short game then immediately steps back to 20, he's lucky if he gets the "same ole same ole". Usually, he gets a little worse.

    Like everything else, you have to do it...
  29. Thread: More xs

    by aread
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    I'm thinking that maybe you should be advising us...

    I'm thinking that maybe you should be advising us about shooting. :) That was pretty good shooting.

    Usually the last small improvements come slowly. One pro who's also a very good coach told me...
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    Bingo! This is the tried and true way to do it. ...

    Bingo! This is the tried and true way to do it.

    The hard part and the part that takes discipline is the working back slowly. Don't move back to a longer distance until you can't execute a bad...
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