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  1. "Spectator shooting"

    Competition Target Archery
    Last night I discovered true spectator shooting. I had decided to just look at my float, without intending to fire (I shoot a hinge - HT Pro set to "medium hotness" - just about on the 3rd little line, counting from the "Hot" side). So no conscious firing engine, just draw up, it clicks, and...
  2. Scope dropping low in peep

    Competition Target Archery
    As we're discussing float and sight picture related issues, I thought I would ask about a problem I have been having on and off for more than a year now: my scope "drops" in the peep as I am executing. The dot is NOT holding low - the dot is floating around fairly close to where it should be...
  3. Archery - skills?

    F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    A lot has been written recently about skill acquisition, "deliberate practice", etc. One of the themes seems to me to be that someone wanting to improve should isolate the different skills that make up "performance" and practice to improve/perfect that particular skills in isolation, before...
  4. How to get better

    General Archery Discussion
    I am an OK archer, but I want to (need to!!) get better. Here is where I am now: I have been shooting since the late 80s, but stopped for a long time and came back to archery in 2011. I had (have?) target panic and used to punch (that's all we knew back in the days before the www.) and...
  5. Aiming at the 30m target

    F.I.T.A, N.A.A., Collegiate Archery, And J.O.A.D.
    When shooting a proper FITA round (90/70/50/30), I find the 30m distance quite hard, because the gold is so large that it is challenging to aim right in the middle of the gold - and this leads to "over aiming" and interferes with smooth execution. Do you do anything special to help with this...
  6. Practice ideas and drills

    General Archery Discussion
    Here is an interesting idea I read today: "practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent." What we need is practice—real practice, not mere repetition. As Michael Jordan said, “You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very...
  7. Scott Hinge

    General Archery Discussion
    I have it set so it clicks just as I take my thumb off the thumb post; my usual shot execution timing from there is 2.1-3.5 seconds on shots that feel good Timing can sometimes be as little as 1 second on the "dang that was too quick!" shots, or up to 6 seconds or so on ones where I hang on. I...
  8. Shooting with "short stops"

    General Archery Discussion
    So, I am liking my Supra ME with Bomar stops. A lot. I decided today to increase my holding weight. So, the draw stop is now one hole shorter than the DL setting on the module. This moved the module one from 17.5 to 22, and has a shorter - no! - valley. The bow feels real nice and smooth...
  9. Correct form?

    Traditional Archery
    I shot competitive compound for a few years and understand my form perfectly (So i think) But have noticed and read in Traditional Bowhunters mag that form for compound is a real arm slapper in traditional and I found that out the hard way. THe article stated that facing your body more toward...