I’ve continued practicing and continue to get worse…. Very frustrating! But on a positive side, I contacted a Mathews Pro Staff shooter by phone (Friend of a friend) he was VERY polite and helpful. He invited me tto come to his range for help on my form. I was amazed at how willing he was to help. I’m going to make the trip one day this week
Much improved. I’d say you definitely need a longer DL. Wait until you get your first coaching lesson to know precisely what DL you need and how to setup the bow to obtain that. For now, you can experiment by lengthening the wrist strap and maintaining the same anchor … that’ll allow you to reach full and natural extension.
- It takes time to build muscle memory, so things will not feel ‘right’ for awhile until you get rid of the old ways.
- The sight picture will tell you about your DL. Holds tight, but goes herky-jerky, tendency to push the shot and punch the release high right is indication of DL too short. Constant wander, won’t settle down, tendency to drop below aim point and hard to bring the sight back up, tendency to pull shots left is indication of DL too long.
- String should only lightly touch face and nose. Too much string pressure causes string path deflection, lateral nock travel, poor grouping, difficulty in tuning, and erratic broadhead flight.
… that’s about what I figured, but without hands on coaching was reluctant to commit.
Once you get the correct cam, it pays to tinker with release and D-Loop lengths and the number of twists in the cable, which can adjust the DL by ±1/4″. People don’t necessarily come in half-sizes, so you might find that 28-3/8″ or 28-5/8″ is where you shoot best.
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