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  1. Traditional Practice Techniques

    Traditional Archery
    Hey all, I am somewhat of a novice recurve shooter. I don't always have access to go to a range as much as I want or a way to make my own. I know you should never dry fire a bow but is it ok to draw the bow to anchor without releasing to work on stance and form? Are there any other practice...
  2. Shooting Form Assessment

    General Archery Discussion
    All, I Made some valley adjustments on my Xcentric and shortened my release. Curious what the pros and techs in the community think. Thanks for your time.
  3. Finally learned to shoot with back tension

    General Archery Discussion
    First post here!! So after 8 years I've finally learned to shoot with back tension! I went from being annoyed every time I shoot and finish mad, to enjoying every shot!! Wish I would've taken the time to do it before instead of giving up after an hour! Haha I'm actually hitting where i want to...
  4. Shoulder Tireness

    Coaches Corner
    Hi AT Crew, Been shooting for around 1 year or so, just been shooting field range/target and 3D unmark few times a week (few hours each session). Unfortunately, I do not have a coach and would like to ask you guys for some valuable advise if possible. Field Range...
  5. ROD JENKINS Clinic: June 28-29 Indianapolis. Only 2 Spots Left!!!

    Traditional Archery
    Pretty cool to see the pictures and comments from Rod's clinic at Lancaster. His only other clinic scheduled for the Midwest is in June. The info was released less than two weeks ago and as of today only 2 spots left in the clinic. I thought you may want to know you still have a chance to...
  6. String Plucking

    Finger Shooting
    Hi AT, I been shooting traditional longbow for about half a year and I have this serious string plucking problem that I have no idea how to fix. Its a 68" 35# longbow, I make my own wood arrow uncut, right handed shooter. How I think its string plucking is because there is a "tonggggg" sound...
  7. Form - maintaining weight on both feet while keeping body straight

    General Archery Discussion
    Hi all, I've been "studying" a bit on shooting form lately ("Shooting Form" DVD, "Idiot Proof Archery" book and posts on AT; mostly Nuts and Bolts helping other people with their form). In all those there are some things constant: When at full draw, keep body straight; so no leaning back or...
  8. How's my form?

    General Archery Discussion
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and have been shooting a compound bow for about 3 years now. I have improved a great deal in that time but know I can still be much better. Here is a video of me shooting recently. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! To give you an idea of where I'm at...
  9. Can you dry fire a bow with an Arrow on the string?

    General Archery Discussion
    I am new to archery and recently purchased a Bear Encounter. Yesterday I was shooting for the first time, I have it set to 50lb draw and it is a little difficult (have to build some muscle) but after shooting for awhile I had shot where I pulled back and released the string with an arrow. The...
  10. "Shooting Form" dvd with Liam and Dave...

    Misc. Items Only Want to Buy or Trade? WTB or WTT
    anyone have one that they'd like to get rid of? thanks!
  11.'s my form? Come on let me have it!

    General Archery Discussion
  12. Bow arm - straight or "cocked"?

    General Archery Discussion
    For years, when I first got into this, I shot with a straight arm, because I felt that it was one less variable. Now, with short brace height bows or bows with a lot of string action, I took a fair share of slaps, and took to shooting with an arm guard. Needless to say, this wore out a lot of...