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I'm Happy :)



I am not supposed to Be shooting for groups yet but with Baltimore a week away after my drills tonight I stepped back to 20 yds and shot 3 arrows

Now I've shot small groups before but there was a great feeling about this group

A lot of things are making sense to me now

After 40 yrs of shooting I guess an old dog can learn new tricks :)
 

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Pretty girly color combo, You sure your wife is not out shooting again? Nice group BTW.

I like seeing a few good shots come together. It makes me feel like I have it in me.

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I should talk, my Eli Vanes are purple and the nocks are flo green.

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Nice group JP
What are you doing now that you weren't doing before that's brought it all together?
 

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The gift of Rods course when you see that happening ... But there's always a flip side & forvme that's the OCD realization that you could have done just a bit better or that the bulls eye was actually generated by two faults offsetting each other - my goal a year out now is to slowly replace the ongoing analysis with going for shot feel & then better concentration to be able to reproduce it all when anyone other than a dog is near me - it's a long but sweet road - M
 

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Nice group JP
What are you doing now that you weren't doing before that's brought it all together?
A few critical things and I am not there yet by a long shot

First I was drawing the bow with my arm and not using my back

I was triggering my release with my hand instead of with my back

Hence my constant pluck

I was dropping my head bringing my face to the string instead of bringing the string to my face

I was and I am still trying to work thru shooting with my mouth open instead of shutting it

It seems for me concentrating on my back has made my feeble subconscious correct some other issues like dropping my bow arm etc

These yow videos sum it up but please remember I am a long way for m home

Before


Again I am a work in progress :)
 

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The gift of Rods course when you see that happening ... But there's always a flip side & forvme that's the OCD realization that you could have done just a bit better or that the bulls eye was actually generated by two faults offsetting each other - my goal a year out now is to slowly replace the ongoing analysis with going for shot feel & then better concentration to be able to reproduce it all when anyone other than a dog is near me - it's a long but sweet road - M
I know what you mean

I shoot great in front of my dogs :)
 

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JP,

Looks good buddy.

Another point I noticed watching your videos. Before, you were in constant motion, your head, canting the bow, etc..you were moving some body part right up until you loosed the arrow.

Now, you pull back to anchor and set your shot. No extra unnecessary movement. Something I've been working on as well.

Keep it up!
 

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JP,

Looks good buddy.

Another point I noticed watching your videos. Before, you were in constant motion, your head, canting the bow, etc..you were moving some body part right up until you loosed the arrow.

Now, you pull back to anchor and set your shot. No extra unnecessary movement. Something I've been working on as well.

Keep it up!
Thanks Tony

Its a long road when you've been at this long

Habits die hard

I know in my past shooting I seemed to have always been looking for something

And I only shot well when I stumbled on it :)
 

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Some big changes going on there JP
in the second video ... your anchor is looking a lot more precise and controlled .. much much smoother altogether.

All looking good
 
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Thanks Phil

I know what I am capable of and I have learned to push myself to higher levels of performance in most of my endeavors but for so e reason I let my archery get the better of me

It took Rod to break it down to me how most even if they know the route to a higher level of performance will just fall back on what has worked for so long in times of stress that made me take a hard look at myself and say Fthat life is to short to be mediocre :)

John Wert would always say to me ......... Your an athlete you can do better

Thanks John :)
 

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Yeah Joe....way better....I might have a chance now too. I have been so long without a bow that I will have no pressure to shoot good....so I can just concentrate on form and not the outcome.

It's hard when u are used to shooting a certain way and a certain consistancy (even if it's not the best) but enough to get by that you see even that go away so you fall back to the old way.

I can start fresh.....I am training my back muscles now with a thuraband.....I am in hopes that those muscles will be there when I get a bow again....jer
 

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Overcoming old habits....especially the visual ones rooted in your subconscious for over "X" # of years regarding site picture and aiming are extremely hard to conquer.

Never give up! Use the bale every day, bridge constantly. Here I am 18 months after Rod's clinic and I can say with confidence that I rarely make a form mistake 13 yards and under when aiming, beyond that is still very much a work in progress. I don't know why....maybe it's the fact that we actually see our projectile's path in flight after sighting over the arrow, but rebuilding the mental part of our archery form is extremely difficult.......there's a whole lot going on we never gave a second thought too that now must be dealt with. Like Lone Waddie said...."endeavor to persevere". :D
 

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Nice shooting JP. Good thing it is Sunday so you can go and confess your sins:). That 40 perfect shot thing is hard to do. I tried it for the first time this morning. I shot it in ends of 10. First end 7-10, 2nd 9-10, 3rd 8-10, 4th 8-10. I was 5-5 on all 4 ends then the few bad shots snuck in. I can see my focus needs a lot of work.
 
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