a reply to: TheKnightofDoom
Archery is a great sport and can take awhile to get decent at, especially with a re-curve as you don't have an aiming device.
I don't have a video for you but I can offer a few tips.
1) Never dry fire your bow.(it's been said but worth repeating)
2) Have your arrows cut to your draw length.
3) Inspect your fletchings everytime before you shoot
4) You can use an armguard. What I do is change my stance, if you would like more info on this just ask.
5) Remember physics. Heavier arrows don't travel as far, lighter arrows don't impact as hard.
6) There is some maintenance involved with recurves, check your manual or the makers website
7) Different arrow heads and tips have slightly different trajectory results.
8) Practice, Practice, Practice. Hand eye coordination and instinct shooting are learned and it takes time. It's rewarding however.
9) Assuming your right handed; Make sure you don't lock your left elbow. Leave it slightly bent and after firing let the bow drift forward...DON'T
DROP IT! It takes a few shots to get it down but you will find more consistency downrange.
10) Have fun. It's a skill and will take time to develop.
I'll add more if I remember. Here in the states we have ranges setup like mini golf courses. Different angled shots to the target and varied skill
levels. It's pretty cool, I wonder if you have them over there.
11) Find your anchor points and use them every time. IE. Hand to cheek or string to mouth. They make a product called a "Kisser Button" Hooks
onto your string and is nice to get a consistent anchor.
12) Don't be too hard on yourself. Take a few shots. Relax..have a drink of tea/water. Take a few more. Your building muscle and muscle
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