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When I shoot any one of my bows (recurve or longbow) I get a reaction once in a while that I can't figure out. The lower limb of the bow will come back and whack my left leg. (I'm right handed) or the bottom of my back quiver. It's not a slow tipping forward but a relatively violent and fast reaction. It happens with all my bows so I believe it's me, not the bow.

Both my longbows have a locator grip. The recurves have a medium grip.

Anyone have any idea what might be going on here???
 

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Sounds like you might have to much pressure on the web of your hand between index finger and thumb which is forcing a collapse of your bow arm.
Do you shoot low when this happens ?
If so it could also indicate bow arm collapse.
Slightly bent elbow to maintain forward force on release ?
If not the bow may go other than straight forward.
How's your stance ?
Maybe film yourself shooting and post it for the better informed to comment on ?

Sorry I can't offer more,but good luck sorting it,
John.
 

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Right, most longbows are tillered to be gripped gently by the lower fingers, seating the handle down toward the base of the thumb and the palm. If you grip with the thumb and forefinger and what we call a high wrist grip they may be unbalanced and react unevenly. - lbg
 

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Is it possible you are snatching the grip on shot?

Rasyad
 
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