Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


release help

Messages posted to thread:
Nhbuck 10-Sep-17
Shawn 10-Sep-17
Tzioxphon 10-Sep-17
crowfoot 10-Sep-17
crowfoot 10-Sep-17
Bowguy 10-Sep-17
Nhbuck 10-Sep-17
nomo 13-Sep-17
nomo 13-Sep-17
2 bears 13-Sep-17
dean 13-Sep-17
Tzioxphon 13-Sep-17
Bob Rowlands 13-Sep-17
Bob Rowlands 13-Sep-17
jk 13-Sep-17
2 bears 13-Sep-17
Flyfish 13-Sep-17
2 bears 14-Sep-17
zetabow 14-Sep-17
Linecutter 14-Sep-17
sack 14-Sep-17
nomo 14-Sep-17
stykman 14-Sep-17
Nhbuck 14-Sep-17
flyguysc 15-Sep-17
sack 15-Sep-17
From: Nhbuck
Date: 10-Sep-17




Is there any tips that would help me with my release? Im really trying to learn to releax the hand and pull threw the shot can anyone please help me. Thanks guys

From: Shawn
Date: 10-Sep-17




Back tension, squeeze your shoulder blades together and try and concentrate. Go up close to your target and shoot with your eyes closed just concentrating on your release. Shawn

From: Tzioxphon
Date: 10-Sep-17




FORGET ABOUT RELEASE! not part of the sequence and the result of having shot a bow.

From: crowfoot
Date: 10-Sep-17




Check out some of Jeffers vidios

From: crowfoot
Date: 10-Sep-17




Jeff Kavanagh

From: Bowguy Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Sep-17




String bow practice. It'll help work on form and is the first thing I teach. Prevents future issues. Once that is perfected, blank baling for form, than close targets. Any break down, we go back to string bow.

From: Nhbuck
Date: 10-Sep-17




what do you mean by string bow?

From: nomo
Date: 13-Sep-17




TTT

From: nomo
Date: 13-Sep-17




Bowguy, I too am unfamiliar with the term string bow practice. Please explain. Thank you.

From: 2 bears
Date: 13-Sep-17




Perhaps Bow guy has spoken and is not coming back to thread,so just in case. Take a piece of cord, para-cord works well. Double it and place your tab/glove in the loop. Put the 2 ends between the thumb and index finger of the bow hand. Then simulate drawing. come to your anchor with the bow hand extended in your natural draw pose. When you are at full draw,close the thumb and finger on the doubled cord and tie a knot there. You may need to adjust it slightly. The object is with the knotted end on your bow hand in place of the bow,it should come to tension at your full draw anchor point. Expand and release. You can practice your relax/release of fingers(not opening them) and the resulting follow through. Keep that bow hand up and on target. Drop string in your pocket and practice any time. Do you more good than a frizbit :^) Ken <--<<

From: dean
Date: 13-Sep-17




It is easier to go get a cheap wrist rocket and and do the same. Just give the bands a half twist when you latch your drawing fingers on the leather pad. You can also bop a bunny with a ball bearing with them if you want.

From: Tzioxphon
Date: 13-Sep-17




JUST RELAX THE HAND AND DROP IT LIKE A BUCKET,,

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 13-Sep-17




I keep the shot sequence and pull through linear. You don't want your bow hand to move off line at the shot, push it at the target through the release. Point your index finger at the target. Don't let your release hand fly away from your face. Keep the whole shot sequence linear. The release just happens.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 13-Sep-17




Don't grip the sh&^ out of the bow either. I like a nice relaxed grip. I let the bow do its work without torquing it.

From: jk
Date: 13-Sep-17




After 100 arrows on an up/down range I found my release stable but my pulling elbow stressed. Tab.

From: 2 bears
Date: 13-Sep-17




ttt for NOMO

From: Flyfish
Date: 13-Sep-17




Welcome to the club! Hahaha

You'll get it sorted out in a decade or two. At least I hope I do.... blank bale has helped me the most.

Jerry

From: 2 bears
Date: 14-Sep-17




Nomo, in my case it is a loop 30" long. The bow hand goes in one end looped over the thumb running right through the line the bow should sit on. When you come to anchor you can see if the top cord is lined up with the bottom cord or if you are torquing it. Then you just pull through your release. The string remains on your thumb. It is extremely simple but kind of difficult for me to explain. Hold,draw,and anchor just like with a bow. Sorry I can't do pictures.>>>----> Ken

From: zetabow
Date: 14-Sep-17




The key is how well you set the fingers on the string before you draw, you want just enough tension to control the string, too much tension and you have to consciously open the fingers to get the shot off.

You want very little cognitive input regarding the release, the focus should be on aim and the BT feel.

From: Linecutter
Date: 14-Sep-17




Best way I can tell you how/explain how to relax your fingers is, just quit holding the string. You are keeping your fingers tense holding the string, when you relax your hand, you just quit holding it, and the string goes. Think of the string as a bucket handle, the bucket has lets say 45#'s in it, to drop the bucket, you just relax your fingers and it drops, because you just quit holding it.. Same with the string. DANNY

From: sack
Date: 14-Sep-17




Zetabowx2..with adding a good repeatable hard anchor and going straight to a natural follow through point(such as index finger under earlobe)..bypassing concious thought processes. They'll screw it up 90% of the time. Release is just a natural reaction in a chain of good events. Sack

From: nomo
Date: 14-Sep-17




Thanks 2 bears and others! I had never heard that term before and was curious. I don't have a problem with letting go of the string, but wanted to know. I appreciate it. ;~)

From: stykman
Date: 14-Sep-17




Nhbuck is back. Was wondering where he had wandered off to. Welcome.

From: Nhbuck
Date: 14-Sep-17




Lol tks guys been busy working and getting ready for deer season, what do you mean by hard anchor?

From: flyguysc
Date: 15-Sep-17




Use your cell phone or computer to check out some of the podcasts that feature Joel Turner.The Push, Trad-geek,Grizzly Bowman just to mention a few. That guy can get you up and running if you will just follow his mantra.

From: sack
Date: 15-Sep-17




an anchor that is consistent as you can make it. Examples upper tooth..not lower.They move feather to nose..providing your head position is consistent thumb locked behind jawbone etc molar





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