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    Just a quick, general post to grab some user opinions. Where is the ideal place to hook the bow string on the tab? How deep in the fingers do you hold? "Simple ain't easy."
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    I ran across this very short video of Jim Ploen a while back and have found that it has really helped me to gain more and more control of my shot (by concentrating more on the "anchor" (rhomboid). It was such a good nugget for me, I thought you folks might find it interesting and maybe helpful...
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    I'm currently switching to a high anchor (3 under, middle finger corner of mouth) for 18m to reduce my gaps but, I'm having trouble finding a comfortable position with more than one reference point. If you shoot with the same/similar anchor, could you share some details about your process...
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    I’m kind of piggybacking on the recent “what do you see“ post, but narrowing the conversation to archers who anchor at the back of their jaw, and/or near their ear, or even behind that. Is your string blur well to the right of your arrow? (assuming RH shooter) If so, can you align your arrow...
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    I watched the video by Justin Ma provider by Scyth last week and made an interesting discovery. In the video Mr. Ma alludes to the fact that some people would draw Chinese war bows farther back than others because one person may have wide shoulders and short arms and another may be the complete...
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    I anchor with the standard "C" mandible hand position, 3 under, thumb knuckle behind the jaw, index finger in the corner of the mouth. I've noticed that when I get my thumb knuckle behind the jaw I let my jaw go somewhat slack, don't know why I do it could be a bad habit or natural body...
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    There was a recent post about anchoring with the index finger knuckle near the eye. The OP's concern was about torquing the string with how he was positioning his hand, but the thread evolved into discussion about pros and cons of higher vs. lower anchors. I was hoping Demmer would chime in...
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    Never have really had a consistent anchor and have been working on it quite a bit the past month. Turns out what seems to work best for me is the knuckle of my index finger at the corner of my eye. My concern/question is that to do this I have to rotate my hand from vertical and I’m afraid...
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    I was watching some WA barebow videos and saw where a couple of junior competitors were stringwalking but with a low or jawbone anchor point like Olympic archers. Both of the juniors were in the finals so they must of been having some success shooting that way. Has anyone tried using that...
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    so i have been wondering how many people change their anchor point on distance shots. for instance i shoot 3 under for all distances up to 25yds, with 3rd digit to incisor tooth (point on at 25 or stringwalk up close at 30yds i switch to split finger 3rd finger to eye tooth ( point on) at 40 the...
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    I’m experimenting with this technique and was curious as to where other shooters anchor. I came from shooting 3 under with a finger to tooth and my nose on a feather. I see a great benefit to this technique immediately as I went from 27” to 29.5” draw which speaks for itself. Any input is...
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    Greetings, I've noticed since I have a very small mouth, that I have to literally move my head to the right to find my anchor. Archers that I see on youtube (such as Jeff Kavanaugh), don't move their head at all during the shot process. I feel the head movement hinders my ability to really...
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    Hi, I've been playing about with my bow cant and anchor recently and I'd like to get some idea as to what you all do. I have always, until now shot with a vertical bow, very upright, and anchored with my index finger in the corner of my mouth. I recently started to cant my bow as my new bow...
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    How do you guys develop an anchor point? I want a smaller gap with my arrow tip sitting a the 6 O clock position. I would also like to be able to pull through my shot. Low Anchor- Pro-I feel like I get much better alignment and I can engage my back more. I break shots clean and I feel like I...
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    Hi Folks I’m a barebow shooter, been shooting for about 9 months now, so still a newbie. Trying to get to grips with the back tension and good release. Have watched Jimmy Blackmon videos, Arne Moe videos and have also listened to the Push podcast (particularly like the Rod Jenkins tips)...
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    A great tip was passed on to me regarding Anchor "Thanks Jeff". I was told to set my fletching up to act as a trigger for release. This of course would ensure a very consistent anchor as I pull through the shot cycle. I set up arrows with 3 different distances between the valley of my nock...
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    Do it every time in that order and the little men don't argue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I've been trying to anchor in a teeth to be more consistent but all the arrows went right.I suppose that the arrow was to the left of my eye alignment (I'm right handed). So I went back to the index finger to the corner of the mouth with the thumb in the jaw line. I want to know what are your...
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    Hi All, Quick question here. I'm trying to use proper back tension but I'm finding that when I do (or at least think I do) my hand goes further back and I can no longer reach my anchor point at the corner of my mouth. My hand is in the middle of my cheek. Is this common? Would this most...
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    My shooting has been getting better, I can see progress each time I go to the range. My groups still need work, since they are about 6 inches at the 10 yard line, but I think I am almost ready to move back to 20. The problem is location of my groups, and this is why I'm thinking of changing...
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