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horsehairhunter
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Terry-Great stuff. When I am shooting alone, how do I confirm that your arrow and shoulders ar parellel? Obviously I can't look down on myself and check my form....
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where can i get Terry's form clock? is it on the Tradgang video? thanks
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Horse....you can video yourself....there's also a lot of info in the stickied video thread....

Daniel...yes, there is a shooting segment on the Trad Gang DVD...and a lot of the form clock stuff is on this very thread....start from the beginning.

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I know you shoot from every type of angle and since I started I've tried to never settle in on only one way to shoot so as to imitate hunting conditions. Your form clock is demonstrated with a closed stance I'm assuming that is for demo purposes yet I have moved to a very open stance to imitate conditions in the field. Alignment must take a beating in these circumstances I would guess. I think my adjustment has been not only in a waist twist but also requiring rolling back that rear shoulder further than you might feel as comfortable to achieve alignment. Any thoughts?
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Terry, I believe that is as clear as anything I've seen on the alignment of arrow with the bowhand, shoulders, and elbow. You are the man! Thanks! [archer2] [archer2]

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Wow! thanks Terry according to your schmatics I have some work to do.

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I have shot traditional for years and never seemed to improve much. Since I have been working on form and doing my best with the form clock, my shooting has improved dramatically. If one of those evil fliers shows it's ugly head, I just go back to the basics of proper form.

Hey, did I mention I won the longbow division at the last 3D shoot? Just bragg'in on the form clock!

Thanks to all who do so much to help guys like me who love to shot and want to be the best they can be..."cause close enough never is!"

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I have been looking at that clock for about 2 years,and i still can't figure out how to read it
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I'm coming from wheels, but I shot without sites for a long time and have never used a release. I've double anchored instinctively. And I immediately started slapping my arm, so I opened up a little and then my group widened up. Closed it up and the group tightens again. So I started bending my bow arm a little, but my bow is heavy for me and that's pretty hard. So I'm going to a much lighter bow and ... getting that DVD.

This is great stuff. I haven't had anyone talk about form since boy scout camp. More more more.

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I'm glad I came back to this thread. lol won a shoot on tuesday but was hitting left on the range two days later and was getting exasperated. The stick figures put it all together again. When I was releasing, my bow arm was going back to the left and throwing the arrow left. lol

So I went to a blank bail and worked on my back tension some and called it a day.

Terry,

Is the back tension and lockup between the shoulder blades an indicator or tool to ensure everything is pointed at the target line?

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I just ordered this video. It will be good instruction for my son.

James

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cjgregory....yes....and to make sure you ARE using your back and not 'muscling' the bow with your arm muscles.

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Terry, this thread and your clock have been a great help with shooting. I need to get the TradGang DVD now.

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Thank you for this it has helped my shooting immensely.

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Thanks Terry!....your diagrams solved some issues that I was having with my form...shoulders were canted instead of parallel with the arrow.

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