- PatrickMemberSeptember 29, 2009 at 4:30 pmPost count: 1152
While shooting a compound, I anchored at the corner of my mouth with the tip of my index finger. My thumb and index finger in somewhat of a “c” shape, my thumb rested under my chin. The string JUST barely touched the tip of my nose. That had served me well with the compound, but not so much with my longbow. Where do YOU anchor?
[should have put this in the Trailhead, but forgot]
- PatrickMemberOctober 13, 2009 at 12:39 amPost count: 1152
You know how, when everything is right, sometimes it’s just immediate. Well that FINALLY happened tonight! As indicated earlier in this thread, I just didn’t feel comfortable with my usual anchor point. I tried using the middle finger in the corner too, nope. Tonight I was practicing and it dawned on me to try anchoring by putting the tip of my finger on
my cheek bone…BAM!!! All that had ailed me has gone away! Certainly not implying I’m now Howard Hill reincarnated, but it FINALLY feels right. And my consistency is coming back. Now back to shooting…
- PatrickMemberOctober 13, 2009 at 11:56 pmPost count: 1152
I figured I’d provide photos. I really am amazed at how much better I’m shooting. I was hoping it wasn’t just a fluke. My son even commented on it.
Previous anchor point:
New anchor point:
Based on the photo, you’d never think it’s so, but my eye is directly over the arrow
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