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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.
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