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I have always been a recurve shooter. Have never shot a compound. About 2 years ago I bought a laminated longbow from a local bowyer and almost immediately could shoot it as well as my recurves. I strive to hold the bow with the least amount of grip possible. The tighter you grip the bow the more torque you apply. A solid consistant anchor point is one of the most important things to strive for since you do not have the aid of peep sights and the such. Practice, practice, practice, but don’t over do it at any one session or you are more apt to form bad habits. Eventually it should become like throw a baseball, you don’t have to calculate you just haul back and let her go and it goes where you’re looking. At least in theory. Good Luck, good shooting and if you’re ever in Kansas would love to shoot together. Brian