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dkime
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Alright guys, as a long time tournament compound guy I have decided to start back at the beginning and picked up my first recurve here about a month ago. Acknowledging that I learned the hard way with my compound learning curve, I am attempting to learn from my mistakes and prevent some bad habits before they become engrained. To start here is a very rough video I shot over the weekend, Granted its only a profile shot and I will venture into more views as I progress but for now this is what I have. Please excuse the snazzy outfit and the pup entering frame from time to time. All feedback is appreciated and I look forward to growing in this sport in the years to come.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELAUGWaCufQ

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Not bad. Your back ground shows with decent bow hand and bow arm, good posture and shot sequence.

What I'd suggest is on the string arm side of the shot. See how your string hand drops sharply at release? Now extend your view to the string elbow, it does the same thing.

That's, I think, a carry over from shooting a release. IF you can work on moving the string elbow around to the back (towards the fence) and more horizontally that will carry your string hand back along your cheek to a follow through position right behind the ear.

Right now you are kind of popping the hand down off the string rather than pulling back straight off the end of the arrow. That downward movement of the arm and hand is probably giving you some vertical spread on the arrows. So, my SUGGESTION is to move the elbow more horizontally and the hand should move straight back to behind the ear.

Good start! If you can on next videos, try to not have so much "back light". Can you move the sun??? LOL.

Arne

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Thanks Arne, That's one thing I have noticed as well. I typically shoot a hinge with the wheel bows and need to focus on carrying over the dynamic shot I apply on my compounds to this new trade!
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