I have been using a 3-under draw for longer than I can recall, and I don't recall why I changed from 3-split to 3-under. Especially being that when I did, 3-under was not a common draw method being used.
Regardless; though I have always known that various depth of finger hooks are used and different finger pressures are applied to the fingers, I was not aware that someone had actually established a finger pressure system, or that a particular finger pressure system used could (maybe) affect accuracy.
I have definitely fine tuned my finger pressure and it has affected accuracy. I use to put way too much pressure on my bottom finger. I actually want to try a two finger split tab and leave that one off altogether.
So why do you think that one is better than the other, if the other is a consistent hold and loose? I know guys who shoot just two fingers and do very well, and some, sorta like me, who's ring finger is just along for the ride for the most part. If your own hold style is consistent and repeatable, I wouldn't worry about what the percentages are, unless it's going to be on a test next Friday that I need to score well on. :)
I gotta say I’ve watched the man and respect what he’s trying to do but he says some off things once in a while. He doesn’t know what he doesn’t know. One I can think of offhand is he was complaining bout some quiver with 5 arrow holders but 5 wouldn’t fit across. He was figuring some design flaw. Guess it never occurred to him to stagger and he certainly didn’t know that. Why than video something you know nothing about?? That’s basic information, where else is there an issue I don’t know but it right away leaves me wondering about anything said. No disrespect to the man but I can’t take him as anyone to advise me anything
I find it difficult to alter finger pressure with very much draw weight on the string. No idea how you would measure it. Cocking the wrist will do it big time & cause high and low hits. That is certainly a no no. I do have less weight on the third finger because it don't take as deep of a hook. It seems slow to get off the string with a deep hook. With a solid deep hook and a straight wrist, pressure seems pretty equal & consistent on the other two fingers. >>>----> Ken
Subsequent to 57 years of shooting recurves, my learned an applied methods of tuning and shooting a bow (recurve), has produced respectable results that have been and remain constant. Therefore, I don’t plan to experiment with Greg’s findings. I just found his experiments and results to be interesting and possibly instructional for those that are considering going to a 3-under draw or have just started using a 3-under draw.
As for those that have replied such as “Despite a number of (different) theories, no one weight distribution has been proven to be better than another,” then show the readers links to those “different theories that disprove” what results Greg obtained. Talk is cheap. As for dismissing Greg's testing and his results because sometime in the past he may have been incorrect about an arrow quiver, is ridiculous.
Until FACTS are presented that clearly disprove Greg’s experiment and findings, then I personally consider all repudiations to be without merit.