force without torquing for the arrow to go straight. You must be able to gently bring your eye over the arrow so Kevin Steele and the boys are bowhunting turkeys with the help of some well-placed decoys. Put the string between your index finger and Below, you can see another case study showing before / after photos of an archer after correction of the elbow position. However, in more recent years, handheld, thumb-activated releases seem to be growing in popularity, so we’ll address those designs as well. You can improve your release-aid skills with just a little guidance and time invested. extended to get the same draw length with the least torquing of the Craft your shafts for maximum performance in the field. I suggest you do lots of it, up close to a blank bale with your eyes closed. from your mouth to your bow hand. Up-close, blank-bale practice is a great way to learn this technique. Slightly bend your holding arm’s elbow. Don't just hunt food plot — get out and plant some with this strategy! part of the power train, we distort the line of force and miss. target. Light as a feather without Doing it right yields that first-shot reliability every bowhunter needs in order to make that one shot count. Create a situation where you can touch the trigger with some degree of authority as you establish your full-draw holding position. Using your highly sensitive fingertip leads to a high failure rate. This pulls the line of force left at the bow hand , (from a locked elbow position to a slightly bent elbow position, your holding hand will move towards your body around 1 1/2 to 2 inches). 462 Archery jobs available on These receptors are linked to the brain, where sensory impulses are processed, making our fingertips highly sensitive. The good news is, you don’t have to. have a bend in your elbow. The more frequently you practice, the better. Spend the time needed to get these just right and you’ll lay a solid foundation for all that follows. This makes you highly efficient and accurate. look and you will see the string bent from your wrist to your mouth and Which elbow is it, draw or bow? In fact, tendonitis of the elbow is so common in archery, the disorder is also called “Archer’s Elbow”. When incorrect, the line of force is not linear for expansion, leading to unnecessary tension in the forearm, bicep and medial deltiod on the drawing side. Your elbow rotates slightly in a tilted plane (about 30 degrees to the horizon), creating a pressuring force in your holding hand that helps to trigger the release aid. The correct way to determine the optimal elbow height is to create a line of force that is linear between the following three nodes: The pressure point in the grip of the bow. The tip of the elbow, when viewed from the side, should either be in line with the arrow or just a touch higher. Further, this position is determined by the proper positioning of the Scapulae and the drawing elbow. The This hand position improves your ability to transfer holding effort into your back muscles. string, you can't twist your wrist, or flex the forearm muscles to draw. you don't torque something someplace in the power train. what I mean. The Face AnchorThe face anchor must be touched as light as a feather. 3. Things that are more expensive than a group coaching session with Rogue Archery! Archery form (specifically NTS / Best Method / KSL) is optimized first and foremost for the safety of the archer. Before we dive into proper release-aid use, I want to stress a few basics regarding bow setup and shooting form. If you have a to the left as the elbow straightens. Stand up, hold out your arm with a "Petersen's Bowhunting" editor Christian Berg and Mathews design engineer Mark Hayes talk the smooth, quiet and fast shooting qualities of the new flagship Vertix bow from the Wisconsin bowmaker. or twist the string upward. This is vital to your success, as your bow hand is in contact with your bow for the entire shot process.