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One of the Australian disciplines I sometimes shoot is Barebow Compound. An old mate of mine (still shooting in his eighties) brought along a Hoyt Spectra to try. It had a tongue rest on it, no side plate, so I did not think it would be possible to shoot it with fingers, but I had a go anyway, and found it very accurate. So I ended up mucking around with my own barebow compound, a RH, and found I could shoot it LH. Which I did not think would be possible either? It's kind of blown my understanding (limited) of the supposed dynamics of what I'm doing. I thought the western standard tab/grip pushed the arrow into the riser by causing sideways pressure. The Asian thumb ring does this the opposite way. But I have seen vids of Mongolian archers shooting on the wrong side of the riser for them too. So what is going on? Is there a recommended amount of string torque, or what?
 
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