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  • January 6, 2013 at 4:31 pm #497510 Back to Top REPORT
    socalmonster09
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    I bought my Daughter a Mission Menace for Christmas, first bow.
    she has shoot very little before this, first time with peep and sights
    She left handed but right eye, didn’t know this before. How/what
    should we do, she leans her head over to use her right eye.
    I was thinking to get an eye patch to put over her right eye
    to make her left eye, she having a hard time with it. or should
    I take off the peep and sights and just let her shoot her bow. HELP
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    January 6, 2013 at 5:29 pm #546340 Back to Top REPORT

    AbnormalArcher

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    Well I’m no expert but it looks like she’s cross-eyed dominant. My younger brother has the same problem, he’s right handed and left eye dominant. You have two options, one is for your daughter to use a right handed bow to make use of her dominant eye or your daughter will have to learn to use her left eye to make use of her more coordinated side since she’s left handed. I would recommend you trade her bow in for a right handed bow, it will take less time for her to learn if she uses her dominant eye and she’ll have more fun with it. I personally don’t use sights anymore, my first bow when I was 9 didn’t have sights and then when I started hunting deer when I was 12, everyone expected to me to shoot with sights, I am not comfortable with them, so I have left the sights and peeps behind me and I shoot instinctively, like one would with a recurve but I’m not trying to make anyone shoot the way I do, we all do things differently. Most people don’t want to practice enough to become good instinctively, you have to know your limits, it has taken me two years to achieve 3 inch groups at 40 yards without sights but I have yet to take game with either a gun or bow at that distance.
    January 6, 2013 at 6:41 pm #546341 Back to Top REPORT
    socalmonster09
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    thanks AA We tried having her shoot right handed but she to weak
    to put the bow back, I have it set to the lowest pound for her draw
    lenght. I’m thinking of taking the sight and peep off tell she gets
    stronger. I may have to buy a differant bow for her, maybe Mathews
    genesis or a recurve thanks again
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    January 6, 2013 at 10:10 pm #546342 Back to Top REPORT

    conquestador

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    This question comes up every few months and you’ll get a number of different solutions. I’m right handed, left eye dominant and I shoot left handed. The general consensus is to shoot whatever your dominant eye is, but some prefer not to and they’ll share their story.
    January 6, 2013 at 10:20 pm #546343 Back to Top REPORT
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    This question comes up every few months and you’ll get a number of different solutions. I’m right handed, left eye dominant and I shoot left handed. The general consensus is to shoot whatever your dominant eye is, but some prefer not to and they’ll share their story.

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    I’m left handed but shoot right handed due to the right eye dominance. Archery is all brain controlled so go with the flow with eye dominance and show here how to build muscle so she can be accurate with her right handed bow. Hey I did it :2cents

    January 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm #546344 Back to Top REPORT
    socalmonster09
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    Thank everyone Going to ask to move this post to Youth & Beginner
    I should have post it there in the first place. Thanks again
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    January 7, 2013 at 12:00 am #546345 Back to Top REPORT
    beefy
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    Im right-handed left-eye dominant. I use Left Hand Bow and Gun. I would have your daughter make the switch. Easier now than later.
    January 7, 2013 at 12:06 am #546346 Back to Top REPORT
    rich_r
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    This question comes up every few months and you’ll get a number of different solutions. I’m right handed, left eye dominant and I shoot left handed. The general consensus is to shoot whatever your dominant eye is, but some prefer not to and they’ll share their story.

    X2

    I’m left handed but shoot right handed due to the right eye dominance. Archery is all brain controlled so go with the flow with eye dominance and show here how to build muscle so she can be accurate with her right handed bow. Hey I did it :2cents[/quote:3j92wub3]

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    I am also left handed but right eye dominant so I learned to do everything right handed where your eye dominance comes into play.

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    January 7, 2013 at 1:21 am #546347 Back to Top REPORT
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    I’m left handed, but right eye dominant. With a peep sight and pins there’s no problem for me. Your daughter should be able to aim with her left eye unless she has some vision impairment in that eye.
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    January 7, 2013 at 1:35 am #546348 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
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    I’m left handed, but right eye dominant. With a peep sight and pins there’s no problem for me. Your daughter should be able to aim with her left eye unless she has some vision impairment in that eye.

    I agree here. I’m righty with a left dominant eye. Shooting pins and peep is not a problem, just have her shut one eye, or squint it.

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    January 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm #546349 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
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    I’m left handed, but right eye dominant. With a peep sight and pins there’s no problem for me. Your daughter should be able to aim with her left eye unless she has some vision impairment in that eye.

    I agree here. I’m righty with a left dominant eye. Shooting pins and peep is not a problem, just have her shut one eye, or squint it.[/quote:annsh807]

    Me too. Try having her close her right eye.

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    January 7, 2013 at 3:54 pm #546350 Back to Top REPORT
    socalmonster09
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    She tryed closing her left eye, #-o I’m going to the store
    an buy an eye patch
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    January 8, 2013 at 12:16 am #546351 Back to Top REPORT
    socalmonster09
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    Opps that was right. she having a hard time closing it. any instructors/ coaches out there that can help thanks for you Help
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