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I understand all of you will want to see a picture. But I am at school and cannot access one right now. I'm shooting a 2012 Diamond Outlaw with a TruFire Team Realtree release. I was told when I bought my bow that you should anchor with the first knuckle of your pointer (trigger) finger directly underneath your earlobe. I've also heard that ONLY the tip of your nose should touch the top of the string. I have my release length set so that I can pull the trigger with the middle of my trigger finger as opposed to the very tip of my finger. I anchor with my knuckle underneath my earlobe, but the string literally presses against the side of my nose, and my bottom lip rests on my inside blazer vane (not the cock vane, or the one facing out away from me, but the one pointing in towards my face.) Any thoughts on this? I'm shooting pretty good groups. Arrows touching at 20-25 yards. Spreading out a little the further I go. I will upload a picture as soon as I get home this afternoon. Just seeing what you all have to say about it.
 

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I also believe my draw length is 30". I have my arrows cut at 30.25"
 

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Sounds abot a half inch long from the description. But we need a pic to look an be for sure. Pic should be full body in the stance you shoot with shoes on

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Sounds abot a half inch long from the description. But we need a pic to look an be for sure. Pic should be full body in the stance you shoot with shoes on

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Will do. I'll take several pictures as soon as I get home.
 

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Looking at the pictures myself. I can tell that my form is awful and my stance is provocative.lol I will be sure to work on it in practice. But about my draw length: too long?
 

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I would try a new pic with you standing straight up, not leaning back. But I would guess your DL is long.


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Looking at the pictures myself. I can tell that my form is awful and my stance is provocative.lol I will be sure to work on it in practice. But about my draw length: too long?
It might be too long, but I can't tell for sure because your anchor point is too high. Once you raise your peep, the DL might be perfect.
 

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looks to be at least an inch too long, and your anchor should be below the opening of your ear. Also quite a few other form issues. Nuts and Bolts may chime in here and he would be the one to listen to.
 

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looks long, but im nobody and certainly no judge
 

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I was told by several people that I should anchor with my first knuckle of my trigger finger underneath my earlobe. Is this incorrect? I would really appreciate if Nuts&bolts would give his input too!
 

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N&B will come along soon enough but for now...

Soooooooooo,
wedge yourself TIGHT against a doorframe.

WEDGE the edge of your shoe TIGHT against the doorframe.
WEDGE the edge of your ankle TIGHT against the doorframe.
WEDGE the edge of your lower leg TIGHT against the doorframe.
WEDGE the edge of your knee TIGHT against the doorframe.
WEDGE the edge of your thigh TIGHT against the doorframe.
WEDGE the edge of your hip TIGHT against the doorframe.
WEDGE the edge of your waist TIGHT against the doorframe.
WEDGE the edge of your ENTIRE RIB CAGE TIGHT against the doorframe.

Should look like this.

BEFORE photo.




WEDGED TIGHT Against a DoorFrame.




AFTER photo







So,
wedged TIGHT AGAINST a door frame...

prop up your portable target, on a table, stack of boxes,
so that you are aiming at a piece of tape,
where the piece of tape is at your EXACT shoulder height.

We need the arrow DEAD horizontal in the photo.

So,
stand tall and vertical.
Arms horizontal.
Palm facing the ground.
Fingers flat and extended.

The fingers should be pointed at the piece of tape on your target.
Do whatever you need to do, to get the piece of tape this high.

Now,
WEDGED TIGHT against a door frame,
aim at the piece of tape.

This will get your arrow DEAD LEVEL in the photo.

We want the top of bow hand thumb to be at the same height as the top of shoulder.

We want the two shoulders DEAD LEVEL.

NEW pic, please.
You look to be a bit over an inch long... maybe 1.5" or so.
 

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N&B will come along soon enough but for now...



You look to be a bit over an inch long... maybe 1.5" or so.
That's actually really helpful. In the photo I was aiming at my block target which was on the ground. That might be why. I will put up a new pic soon.
 

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I was told by several people that I should anchor with my first knuckle of my trigger finger underneath my earlobe. Is this incorrect? I would really appreciate if Nuts&bolts would give his input too!
Your anchor doesn't look underneath your earlobe. Between ur first or first and second knuckle should be against your lower jawbone.
 

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1) pull your feet much closer together, so your legs are straight up and down

2) find a bowpress and relax the string, by squeezing the limb tips together
....when the string is relaxed, then slide the peep sight HIGHER up the string
....we need your release hand knuckle UNDER the ear opening, so the peep sight must go UP the bowstring

3) try my WEDGE yourself TIGHT against a door frame exercise.








So,
find a vertical pole, fencepost, telephone pole
and then..

WEDGE the edge of your right shoe tight to the pole
WEDGE the edge of your right ankle tight to the pole
WEDGE the edge of your right lower leg tight to the pole
WEDGE the edge of your right thigh tight to the pole
WEDGE the edge of your right hip tight to the pole
WEDGE the edge of your right waist tight to the pole
WEDGE the edge of your right LOWER HALF of your RIB CAGE tight to the pole

allow the right shoulder to slide past the pole.

New pic.
 

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by those pics, your draw length is easily 2 inches too long. it takes a TAALLL person to shoot a 30 in draw length.....6'-3" or 6'-4" tall at least and even then, with long arms to boot..
 

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