Sam that gentleman is an excellent archer And he gets it done his way with great results
But that a hybrid of true swing draw,,,locked bow arm very little cant standing straight up,3 under and bringing the arrow to his head not his head to the arrow That’s a hybrid technique of tournament stance with a little swing draw,,as in Hill style or technique
That first pic you put up is Dave Wallace, one heckuva nice guy who still earns it the hard way. Shot with him and a Friend at IBO World Championship in Pipestem this year. 65 years young shooting a 50# bow of his own making. They don't come any more legit than Dave. I'm in the blue shirt, Dave in the middle and Cody on the end.
By the way Dave is a fierce competitor, he scored very well this year. You can't throw a shot with Dave around. Calvin is good people too. He's one of the reasons I took up competitive longbow. Calvin made us fresh walleye outside his camper in Pipestem, it was delicious!
I've known Cal for along time! I tried to buy one of his sentimental 21st bows a few years ago. It worked! At the World Championship in TN. I brought it home. The next day he called saying his bowyers business burned down and needed his bow back. What do you do? You send it back to him! I have a copy of his bow now since 21st is no longer in business made by Gregg at Javaman. Good stuff!
Why these gentleman wanna have Repeatable Form, Anchor, Aim, pull thru the shot ,& hit what their Aiming @ is beyond me? Whenever you see great form you’ll see minimal movement. Machine like very impressive!
Before you get your panties in a wad, I didn't shoot a pop can off of anyone's head. One day my neighbor told someone that i could shoot a beer can off of his head. Then he changed his mind, because he didn't want to waste a beer and changed it to a Pepsi. i didn't want to waste the pepsi, not a beer drinker, so I got a gallon plastic milk jug. The other guy, a salesman, comes up with felt tip pens and drew a face on the milk jug. I set it on a folding chair with the Pepsi on top. My neighbor said, "watch this, he could shoot that right off my head if he wanted." I shot the face on the milk jug right between the eyes, then opened the Pepsi which dramatically squirted all over the place. Well we sat in shade and drank out selected brews, Mel kept asking whether I shot the milk jug on purpose or if I missed the Pepsi can and hit the jug by accident. When my Pepsi was was gone, I went back stood on the 18 yard mark and shot the Pepsi can for him.
babysaph, swing-draw is an archery shooting sequence that aligns the arrow toward the target using an upward motion (swing) for bow hand and pulling the string (draw) in same time. Once at full draw the arrow is launched toward the target without hesitation, the entire shooting sequence being described as fluid. The promoter of this form was Howard Hill. He considered it as the most efficient way of shooting the bow when hunting. John Shultz described this shooting sequence in a video that ended somehow on youtube.
Can't speak for the 80 yards, but at 60 he'll shoot 9" groups consistently all day long. I've watched him do it. When shooting a 20 yard blue face, I'll have a flyer now and again- -maybe 2 feet to the left. When Dave has a flyer, it may be as much a 2 inches. He'll probably average in the 270's with that Hill-syle longbow.
He's a phenomenal shot, but then he's worked hard to get that good too.
... and Sam, he's not only a past IBO World Champion (several times), he's the current World Champion.