If you're consistent and happy with the way you're shooting don't change a thing. If not, here's my take:
I think the peep might be a little too high which might be causing you to bring your anchor down low and causes your release hand elbow to come up so high. From what I understand, the arrow should should be somewhat inline with your release hand elbow. Although, that is certainly not the gospel, look at Michelle Ragsdale's elbow, it's much higher and she shoots really well!
Also it kinda of looks like your shoulders are not parallel.
Your grip on the release is too deep. Should be between first and second knuckles yours looks like it's between the second and third. It doesn't look preloaded either. The end near your pinky should point towards the front. Then as you use back tension it can rotate into the postion its in the pic and press against your thumb and fire. http://www.arcierimonica.it/Foto_Migliori_del_Mondo/Cousins99.jpg
See how Dave Cousins release is preloaded.
Looks ALOT better Ty!!!!!!!! All I can say is, do what you did and change your release hold. I'm guessing that after you did this, it evened up your shoulders and your release elbow as well. Post another pic at full draw. And yeah, shut yer' mouth! LOL J/K
Atta boy! Chance had better watch his hiney........cuz' Ty's comin' on at high speed!!!!!!!!! Tear 'em up bud! Just remember to relax bow shoulder, and all the rest while keeping good bone contact alignment.
tyler-I mentioned the mouth thing on PSE-others agree. I might post a warning though, and its not a slam on anyone here.
When i got back into archery in 95, I read an article by James Loesch about coaching kids etc. He spoke of his experience as a 15 year old who won every title and shot a 1300+ fita . He went to a training camp where coaches all tried to change things about him and his form (as if a 1300 15 year old kid doesn't already have almost perfect form). When he came home, he shot so badly he said he almost quit.
Be careful-sometimes too much advice is worse than none-especially with compound where confidence is often more important than perfect form. Recurve, form is far more important, but don't start second guessing yourself every time you have a bad round
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