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Boognish
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does canting the bow offer any benefit? i shoot better when i don't cant but canting feels more natural to me. confused as always lol
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Pat B
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The more natural you feel the better you'll shoot.

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Deno
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Cant and keep canting if it feels more natural.

Deno

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bunyan
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I think one of the true benefits of shooting a trad bow is the "fluidity" or versatility of the shot. I don't think you have to cant the bow, but I do think being able to is a good thing. Being able to shoot around, over, or under obstacles by holding the bow at any angle is a good thing! Of course i hunt from the ground where this is more of an issue and you have to practice! If canting isn't working for you is it because you're torquing the string? I believe this is a common problem, by I'm no Fred asbell to diagnose that for sure!
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Jim Casto Jr
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I think you answered your own question. The goal is to hit the mark--right?

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RJonesRCRV
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Watch Hitting Em like Howard Hill, by John Schulz. He covers canting. It make short range shots easier in my opinion

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KeganM
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There are trade offs for either.

I shoot better with a vertical bow as it's easier to get proper shoulder alignment. It also offers better string clearance, which helps in a tree stand with extra layers on. That said, canting allows me to more comfortably rotate my elbow as well as offering a clearer view of the target.

Have to just find what works best for you and what you're trying to do.

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nhbuck1
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does the hand have to rotate to the angle of the string canting? so if your right handed and your canting do you have to rotate hand wrist and forearm clockwise to match the cant?

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mahantango
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Yes, or you will torque the string.

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nhbuck1
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feels like this creates tension in the wrist/forearm turning the hand clockwise

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McDave
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quote:
Originally posted by nhbuck1:
feels like this creates tension in the wrist/forearm turning the hand clockwise

You get used to it. It's like anything new; it feels strange at first. I give my string hand a slight clockwise twist at the start of each draw to avoid torquing the string. After about a million times, it feels perfectly natural to me now.

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nhbuck1
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im rotating it as far as it can go i have a 2 oclock cant

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Never really thought about turning my hand to match the string. This is very interesting, can not wait to get to the house and try this. Maybe just maybe this will help my inconsistency.

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if i dont do this i get horrible broadhead flight

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bama
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Some can and some can't cant
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