Bow Mechanics: Grip and Follow-Through
By: Joe Bell
Factors that contribute to better bow-hand/bow-arm control
I was at a 3-D shoot, and I had just taken a challenging long-distance shot. Filled with nerves, I expected to miss the target badly. So, how on earth did my arrow cut the 10-ring? I credited the amazing recovery to one thing: my ability to hold my bow in a relaxed, consistent manner, while following through with the shot.
It often amazes me how much mulling over there is about new bows, release aids, sights, stabilizers and so forth, but rarely do we hear much about how we should hold the bow and what we should do to make this engagement more consistent. I have been practicing archery for a long time now, and I can’t think of very many accuracy elements as important as holding the bow correctly. Let’s explore three factors behind better bow-hand/bow-arm control.
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