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Raging Water
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I am sure there are already 20 threads on this subject but I will ask anyway.

1) I don't cant the bow very much
2) I shoot three under

What are the main causes for a right handed shooter to have the arrow pull left off the shelf when drawing the arrow back?

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You could try contacting the string a little deeper in your hook whether it be shallow or deep and kinda roll the string to your normal hook. Of course your nocks have to be snug. This will cause the arrow to put a little pressure against the riser thus keeping it on the shelf. Works for me. Paul<><

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IMHO- pulling with your arm instead of your back muscles and or a non relaxed string hand.


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Usually it is caused from not locking your fingers when you start your draw. As you begin to draw, your fingers start to tighten on the string as they attempt to keep the string from slipping off the tips.
Try this, nock an arrow, place your fingers on the string with your hand relaxed. Then begin to close your hand like you are going to make a fist. Bet the arrow just jumps off the shelf doesn't it?

From your previous posts, I know you shoot very heavy bows. Tightening the grip on the string is a common malady with heavy bows. Gotta make a strong hook with your fingers before you begin your draw. Try it and let me know how you do.

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You know Ric O'Shay, I never gave it much thought but you may be on to something because me for instance I shoot with the same deep hook no matter what bow I'm shooting, but when I shoot some one elses bow that is way heavier than I'm used to shoot I do feel myself having a tighter string hand.

Could also be my daughters malady & my solution is sortof a bandaid effect.
Thanx for the info.

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This is very typical of a new shooter just starting out. Hopefully this answer will get you started off correctly.

If you DON'T point your fingers back toward you....when the draw gets heavier, you are curling the fingers back toward you to help you with the weight.....and YOU are rolling the arrow off the shelf.

If you WILL point the fingers back at you to begin with, the weight will make the fingers UNCURL ...keeping the arrow ON the shelf.

I covered all this and reverse cant on The Bowhunters of TradGang DVD's shooting section.

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Don Stokes
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Yep. Deep hook and a relaxed hand. Don't try to pull with your fingers, because it will make them curl and pull the arrow off the shelf. Do it right, and you don't need more than a tiny shelf to keep the arrow off your hand.

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Raging Water
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Thanks guys. I do notice the arrow pulling away when I only use the tips of my fingers. I guess I was thinking that a deep hook affects my release more than using my finger tips.

Gosh, using a deeper hook? Now, I can pull something really heavy! LOL

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Yep as you are drawing you are curling your fingers, which turns the string to the left causing the arrow to go that way. Fingers should not move during draw cycle.

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quote:
Originally posted by Raging Water:
I guess I was thinking that a deep hook affects my release more than using my finger tips.

Another thing new shooters think...and shooting off the 'pads'(tips) cause tension and has the reverse effect you would assume it would.

And yes,,....you are correct...with a deep hook vs finger tips, the bow feels 10 pounds lighter.

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Raging Water
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Guys,

Thanks for all the great info!

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Question? by a deep hook do you mean having the string in the second crook of your finger?
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Brently, a deep hook can be obtained w/the string in the 1st or 2nd crook, or b/t them. Just make sure, like Terry said, your finger-tips are pointing back at you (fingernails parallel to face or side plate of riser) and don't bend your 3rd knuckle into a fist - keep them straight.

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quote:
Originally posted by Terry Green:
If you DONT point your fingers back toward you....when the draw gets heavier, you are curling the fingers back toward you to help you with the wieght.....and YOU are rolling the arrow off the shelf.

If you WILL point the fingers back at you to begin with, the weight will make the fingers UNCURL ...keeping the arrow ON the shelf.

I covered all this and reverse cant on The Bowhunters of TradGang DVD's shooting section.

Thanks for finally explaining "deep hook" in a way I was able to understand. I've tried and failed to utilize/understand a deep hook on a few occasions and just given up because I couldn't do it right. Tried it today by "setting and relaxing" and it worked like a charm.
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Yep. Reread what Ric O Shay and Terry have to say. Folks who've been at this game for a while know what they're talking about. Pulling the arrow away from the riser is just about the most frequent problem there is for beginning finger shooters.
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