Bent bow arm??

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  • June 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm #580907 Back to Top REPORT
    larv
    Larv

    Joined: 1/20/2011
    How many here shoot with a bent bow arm?  I always have but realize some here don’t.  My new Creed will be here in about 10 days….

    Opinions for and against…

    Larv

    June 12, 2013 at 11:37 am #580947 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

    Age: 71
    Joined: 10/3/2006
    Location: Colorado
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    I shoot with a comfortably extended bow arm. By gripping the bow so that the pressure is on the thumb pad and the index finger is up along the riser shelf, the knuckles will be at an angle of about 30º to 45º. This will load pressure on the wrist’s carpal bones, cause the elbow to rotate up and out, creating what is called a bone-on-bone support.

    If the bow is gripped like a hammer handle, with the elbow bent and down, the bow must be held by muscles. This makes fitting an archer with the proper DL almost impossible, because by slightly varying the elbow bend and lean of the head the DL can fluctuate easily by plus/minus ½”. This results in inconsistent anchor point, a shaky sight picture, early fatigue, and a tendency to drop the bow arm.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNenHKKSKZI

    http://arrowtrademagazine.com/articles/jan_08/Jan2008-WiseOnBowHandBasics.pdf

    http://www.buckmasters.com/avoid-the-death-grip.aspx

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKteQttSCYw

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    June 13, 2013 at 10:05 am #581033 Back to Top REPORT
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    Bow Drawn

    Age: 63
    Joined: 11/14/2007
    Location: Ohio
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    It’s about consistency and being able to be able to repeat your form and muscle tend to flex in and out too much plus you can’t relax them if bent like you can with the  form gjarcher using above, this is the same form must pro shooter use as well.

    Look at your draw length Larv is one suggestion I have. When your Creed comes in and ask your shop to put a longer draw length cam on it for you to experiment with your form.  It might be several size differences than what you are at now. Just a thought.

    June 13, 2013 at 5:52 pm #581072 Back to Top REPORT
    larv
    Larv

    Joined: 1/20/2011
    Thx for the helpful info!  I’ll certainly look into the above suggestions when the new Creed shows up…  Maybe even apply this info to my Z7  Extreme…

    Larv

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