Friday, July 15, 2011

Critique Our Form

With the season coming up, I am sure many of you - like us - have been shooting a few extra arrows whenever possible. I am a firm believer that learning is a collaborative process. And after seeing a fellow blogger post a similiar excercise (Brian @, I thought it would be both helpful and informative to have a few seasoned archers offer any critique and/or tips on improving form.

So, Andrew and I open ourselves up to your eyes. Tell us the good, the bad, and the ugly.

Untitled from Will Cunningham on Vimeo.

Specs for Will's  Bow: Matthews Drenalin, 70#, 28 1/2" draw, piece of crap release.

Untitled from Will Cunningham on Vimeo.

Specs for Hawk: PSE X-force 28", 70#, Whalens Hooker release.


  1. In my non-expert (emphasis) opinion, it looks pretty good!

    I watched some of this guys tutorials
    The aiming videos are good.

    You guys have pretty different follow throughs, but is there one correct way?

  2. Brian,

    Andrew has immensely better form than I, though we both manage to get the job done. About follow through...some say it is more important than others. I had problems with torquing the bow when I first started shooting, so I forced myself to have a clean follow through. A lot depends on your release as well...Andrew was using a back-tension and therefore has more pressure on his extended arm, resulting in a much quicker follow through. Thanks for the vids, though. They were helpful...