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 @ http://orionmind.blogspot.com/), 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.

2 comments:

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

    I watched some of this guys tutorials http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEHL8WD27MU&playnext=1&list=PLB640E427DC59DA12
    The aiming videos are good.

    You guys have pretty different follow throughs, but is there one correct way?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llhNIbqumHs

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  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...

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