Archery Outside-In

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Friday is here again and that means our Archery Lessons continue…

I’m flaggin’

This is our last week (for 2019) where the Club will be shooting outside (due to an earlier sunset affecting the light). Next time we move inside to a local school until March-time next year. Due to other commitments – including a holiday – we won’t be back until early November.

Whilst Ann continued with the traditional Bow, I joined the Longbow group again this week for some more Clout Archery ‘Clouting’ is where, rather than aim directly at a target, we aim for a flag firing arrows into the air – and this requires a very different technique.

The last time I was here, a couple of weeks back, my technique had taken a turn for the worse. At the time, I couldn’t quite figure out why, but tonight, all became clear. Dave, my Mentor, knew why, and consequently dropped me down to a lighter Bow (from 40lb. to around 25lb.). Apparently, it’s a well-known issue, where novices, in a natural desire to move to heavier Bows in order to increase distance, sacrifice their technique, as they concentrate too much energy on ‘pulling’ the actual Bow. The issue is known as being overbowed.

Simples! 😏

With the lighter Bow, I immediately saw and felt an improvement! Not only was my technique now much better, I also found my arrow-grouping to be a lot better too! Dave also commented on my improvement, which helped my confidence enormously!

A great Lesson! 😃

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