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Is this accurate?

Messages posted to thread:
buckeye 10-Aug-22
Beendare 10-Aug-22
fdp 10-Aug-22
Poppy 10-Aug-22
fdp 10-Aug-22
Longcruise 10-Aug-22
Buzz 10-Aug-22
Caughtandhobble 10-Aug-22
SageGrouse 10-Aug-22
SageGrouse 10-Aug-22
1buckurout 10-Aug-22
David A. 10-Aug-22
Longcruise 11-Aug-22
David A. 11-Aug-22
Draven 11-Aug-22
Draven 11-Aug-22
DanaC 11-Aug-22
fdp 11-Aug-22
Supernaut 11-Aug-22
buckeye 11-Aug-22
Lowcountry 11-Aug-22
Tradarcher4fun 11-Aug-22
[email protected] 11-Aug-22
Caughtandhobble 11-Aug-22
crookedstix 12-Aug-22
Catskills 12-Aug-22
From: buckeye
Date: 10-Aug-22




The movie Prey, starring Amber Midthunder, shows all the folks shooting a bow with what I would consider their string hand upside down. Now I know there are multiple ways to skin a cat , but I've never heard of or seen this method. Has anyone else seen this style or is this Hollywood doing it's usual?

From: Beendare
Date: 10-Aug-22




Ever pull your hand away from your face?

Plus, how do you get good alignment with the string so far from your eye?

It would be like shooting a rifle with your eye off to one side ofthe stock…..

From: fdp
Date: 10-Aug-22




Take a look at the publication Ancient and Modern Methods of Arrow Release along with the updated edition. Both by Edward Morse.

Several release methods recorded that don't allow for achieving the current version of "good alignment"

Archery has been around a long time and wasn't invented here.

I've never seen documentation of that hold/release being used in North America.

From: Poppy
Date: 10-Aug-22




Wasn’t that the same hold in Avitar if memory serves me right ?

From: fdp
Date: 10-Aug-22




I think it was.

From: Longcruise
Date: 10-Aug-22




Hmmmmmm might be fun to try with a split two finger draw.

From: Buzz
Date: 10-Aug-22

Buzz's embedded Photo



Different for sure.

BTW, this thread may get closed like my John Wick 4 thread about archery.

From: Caughtandhobble
Date: 10-Aug-22




I met an ALABAMA-COUSHATTA Indian years ago. He was making stone points, of course we started talking archery. He actually held the nock with his thumb and index finger while drawing his bow.

From: SageGrouse
Date: 10-Aug-22




Looks like the same ways this lady is shooting

From: SageGrouse
Date: 10-Aug-22




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o9RGnujlkI

From: 1buckurout
Date: 10-Aug-22




From: David A.
Date: 10-Aug-22




My STAR releases can be shot inverted. Not necessary and not my favorite method. However it may help cure target panic - at least getting back to a solid anchor. Why? Because it kills the impulse to release before anchor. But, there is a better way...

From: Longcruise
Date: 11-Aug-22




She is so fast i can't see exactly how she is gripping it.

Many of the NA shooters used a bulbous nock to facilitate a thumb fore finger grip.

From: David A.
Date: 11-Aug-22




She's not that accurate, but I wouldn't want to be dodging the multitude of arrows. Good method for shooting at enemies in a formation.

From: Draven
Date: 11-Aug-22




It was used in the movie 'Dragon Blade" too Here is another archer from Murmansk

From: Draven
Date: 11-Aug-22




PS My bad, the archer above is not from Murmansk, the girl is.

From: DanaC
Date: 11-Aug-22




David, the proper way to shoot at massed enemies is to have eight hundred stout hearted lads at your side, all well practiced with cloth-yard shafts ;-)

From: fdp
Date: 11-Aug-22

fdp's embedded Photo



From: Supernaut
Date: 11-Aug-22




I'll say Prey was a good movie if you are into the Predator movies. I watched it the other night with my son.

Don't know about the historical accuracy of the bow string hold.

From: buckeye
Date: 11-Aug-22




I completely forget about the speed shooter gal. I would think if I tried that method ,my fingers would roll the string to where the arrow would come off the shelf. But she's doing it quite proficiently.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 11-Aug-22




The movie is about an alien being from outer space that comes to early America and preys on the Native American population - and you are concerned about the how authentic the archers release is? lol

If you are going to concern yourself with that, why does the movie has Comanche Indians fighting this alien in the Rocky Mountains.

I did enjoy the movie though.

From: Tradarcher4fun
Date: 11-Aug-22




I'm a big Predator fan. Classic movie. I enjoyed Prey.

From: [email protected]
Date: 11-Aug-22




Ishi had a real unusual draw

From: Caughtandhobble
Date: 11-Aug-22




Thanks Buckeye, Great movie :)

From: crookedstix
Date: 12-Aug-22




Hmmm...that inverted-hand technique would allow me to shoot a left-handed bow, since the string would roll off the fingers 180º from the way it normally does. I might have to try it!

From: Catskills
Date: 12-Aug-22




Ergonomically it doesn't seem that weird. Of course it still seems weird, but, lots of ways to skin a cat.





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