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    So I have been playing around with a bunch of different bow weights from #30-#60. I have figured out that for me draw weight seems to be irrelevant because i become mentally fatigued way before I become physically fatigued. In fact it seems to be the opposite. With heavier weight bows I am able...
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    I've been off archery for 5 months while I started training BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) which was the other thing I wanted to tick off in addition to shooting trad bow. I clearly haven't ingrained the shot cycle and being in 100% control of the shot... was quite a disaster at the indoor range...
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    Hi All, I've been lurking on the forums for a while now and wanted to thank you all for your help whether you knew it or not. Anyway- I shot a 3D tournament over the weekend and did not shoot as well as I had expected. I went out the first 10 or so targets blazing and was very hopeful, but...
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    Hey guys, New short film just dropped on youtube. (link below) This film is a purposeful tease of projects to come. As you all know, a repeatable and reliable shot sequence is the archer's most valuable tool when shooting under pressure. Enjoy this short film, have a laugh at my expense, and...
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    Hello all, I am reading Lenny Bassham's "With Winning in Mind" and have some questions on the mental Program section. Does anyone use a mental program to bring the shot from conscious set up to subconscious expansion and release? He gives some vague examples but they are golf related. For...
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    Interesting that I don't shoot my 42# Field/3D setup as well as my 36# setup indoors. When I'm on a Field/Hunter course it's rare I shoot less than 17 points under 30 yards, so I know I can drill that spot at 20 yards. The only thing I can think of is during the outdoor season I'm shooting...
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    What is the correct way to approach your shot in regards to letting down. If I know I am not shooting the arrow I can hold until I tire. If during the shot I feel something is not right I can let down. If I step up to a shot I intend to shoot if all is ok and the shot feels right then at that...
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    I thought some of you might enjoy this info off Eastons Blog BY GEORGE TEKMITCHOV, EASTON SR. ENGINEER/INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL ADVISOR, USA WORLD TEAM COMPETITOR Even the most cursory look at an archery competition will reveal that good performance in our sport is highly dependent on a...
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    Yet another "it's a bit more complicated then you think...when you really think about it." I tend to shoot BB all through the winter & pull out the wheelie & oly gear when the cold weather is less likely to screw up complicated bits. Pulled out the Barnsdale the other day & after 5 arrows (top...
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    The light had pretty much gone with a bit of snow coming down when I finished tuning my orc bow (Oneida) - had a few of my BB arrows & my SW bow outside with me & even though I could barely make out the target I like to end my little sessions with a stickbow - well without any thought the first...
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    I'm not sure if its a good or bad thing, but being sidelined for the last 2 big iBO shoots has given me a chance to watch a lot of shooters both compound and conventional. It has been interesting to see how some react to crowds, pressure, tough targets etc. I watched a good compound shooter...
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    Anyone have any tips on this? I've harvested many deer with a compound and 2 with a recurve. I would like to go to 100% trad but everytime I hunt I feel like I'm unsure about hunting with the recurve. I practice at home and have little problems, but when I get into a hunting situation all...
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    Right guys, I need or rather would love to here your thoughts on mental training in archery. I am very interested in coping strategies for competitions and training. I have come to realise that I can rattle out as many arrows I like but the real challenge lies in what goes on upstairs in your...
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    So interms of the mental game how can we best set ourselves up for success? I think the obvious one is to practice concentrating on shots in practice, but how about before, during and after a big shoot? - I would think balanced nutrition always. - A good night's sleep - A healthy breakfast...
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    This was in response to a thread on another site but I thought it might spark some fruitful discussion here as well.
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    This relates to indoor shooting at 20 yards. In addition to my anchor, I use the feather touching my nose as a reference point to make sure I'm drawing back enough and not creeping. When I do this, I get very good results. Here's my issue: I have no problem doing this when blank baling and...
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    Some wise man once said "once you have shot one 10X every one you miss after that is mental". Last weekend I shot the best competitive round I have ever shot (no 5's and 91 percent of the points)- this weekend I shot one of the worst. At this point I know I have the physical ability to shot...
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