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DanielB89
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Some of you've probably read my pitty party posts about having to swap to 3u due to some finger pain on the inside of my index finger. I believe I have found the cause... at anchor, my string hand was twisting downwards. I know I've read some stuff about this, but would like to be refreshed on it.

I am making a mental note to be sure my fingers are actually angled up before I start my draw and being sure they're perpendicular with my anchor point. Finger pain has not
Happened yet, bows back super quiet shooting split, and arrows seem to Be flying middle.

Side note, I've always shot "instictive", when I swapped to 3u, I felt like my mind tried to "aim" since the arrow was higher. I couldn't ever get too good at that. Swapping back to split tonight I just focused on the spot I wanted to hit and it all seemed to work out well.

Any drills I can do to help me be sure my hands twisted properly?

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RELAX THE ARM!! The string should align your hand, it is not something you do.

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quote:
Originally posted by moebow:
RELAX THE ARM!! The string should align your hand, it is not something you do.

Arne

Arne,

quit making stuff seem so easy!!

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I give a slight clockwise twist to my string hand just before beginning my draw, so that I can feel the string pressing against the inside of my ring finger, and maintain the contact between the string and the inside of my ring finger as I draw the bow. This keeps my string hand in alignment with the string. The string exerts a much stronger forward pressure against my fingers as I draw the bow, of course, but I am still able to feel the contact of the string against the inside of my ring finger that I established when I started the draw.

Arne’s suggestion to relax the arm is really all that is necessary, of course, but I find that that is sometimes easier said than done, and being able to have a tactile indicator that my hand is in alignment helps when I’m not able to totally relax my arm as I should.

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Good tip McDave, I'll have to think about that one on my next few shots.
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Elbow too high was the cause in my case. The inside of index fingernail would hurt like it was ingrown.Good luck. >>>----> Ken
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Ditto on Ken's experience here, and McDave's clockwise twist suggestion has helped me reduce torquing the string.
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Going to 3 under totally eliminated the sore finger but I still have to work at keeping the elbow down.>>>----> Ken
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I have been practicing making sure I kept my hand twisted(relaxed) properly, and I am curious to know what you guys think the arrow would do in comparrison to having a hand that is torqued pretty severely.

I have learned that the arrows aren't nearly as tuned as I thought they were, and the results of the adjustment in form are a little shocking to me.

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Whenever I shoot with my hand torqued, the arrows impact to the left (RH shooter).

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hmm.... well, maybe I went from untorqued to torqued.. my arrows went from middle to hitting to the left (also a RH shooter)

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You can torque the string c'wise or c'clockwise. Causing left or right arrow strikes. Of course shoot for 0. Twist the string hand a little each way to get used to feeling the torque and lack there of. If it takes more than a little twist to feel it you might consider a thinner glove or tab.>>>--->Ken
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