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I have struggled for years with creeping (losing back tension) as I pulled through my shot. This winter I've been working on form. I've discovered that if I draw the bow string until it touches my chest, along the edge of my pectoral muscle, and hold the string there, I don't creep at all. In fact, it helps me pull through my shot. I love when I have an epiphany moment like this!

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McDave
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I had a similar epiphany by finding out that I could avoid creeping by holding the string against the bone under my eyebrow.

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Terry Green
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I've said it time and time again on here....you NEVER stop pulling...THAT solves creep.

Rod Jenkins will tell you that he and I shoot the exact same way....I just do it faster is all.

Anchor is NOT a destination...but an evolution to execution.

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Well said, Terry!

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A&H ACS CX 66" 45#@28
ILF recurve- 60" 45#@28-Morrison riser,TT limbs
1965 Fred Bear Kodiak 60" 47#@28

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