As tech geeks, we love everything that involves technicality and this includes archery and hunting with compound bows. You might be using the best tuned bow that has a lot of cool accessories to make it even better, but if you don’t have a good form your accuracy won’t be good enough. You need to master many processes to have that perfect shooting form. However, once you understand everything, archery will most likely be like second nature. While having the best compound bow is important, form will help you maximize or use your bow properly.
The point where you put your feet while taking a shot can greatly affect where your arrow strikes. A person’s body has a natural center point so if you don’t position your feet properly, you might not achieve this natural point, It will cause the body will fight your current position impeding accuracy during a shot.
Three Basic Stances
There are three basic stances that you need to consider when taking a shot. The first one is the squared stance where your feet are in-line with each other. The closed stance is when one foot is a step forward from your body. The open stance is when your front foot is pointing towards the target. The stance that you should choose must be comfortable for you. You can start with your feet shoulders width apart and your body weight should be spread between the rear and midsection of the feet.
Most experts will tell you to choose an open stance because it will put the chest toward the target and allow you to have a bigger bowstring clearance in the bow arm and chest. Although it is the most commonly used, this stance may not be for all types of people. You need to ask someone to help you find your perfect stance while you are in front of an archery target. Close your eyes and move your feet and your body until you get the most comfortable position. Take note of the direction of your aim when you open your eyes.
You need to haul the bowstring back and you should not use your small bicep muscles for this activity. The larger and more stable muscles of your upper back and your shoulder can be used instead for more weight pulling and steadier aim. After you’ve done all this, put your bow down and point an arrow to aiming spot to find your perfect stance.
When it comes to gripping the bow you want to do so in such a way that hand torque is not promote In other words, you want your grip to be as torque-free as possible. To do this, you first need to find the best location for the grip to contact your hand. This can easily be accomplished with a simple test.
Gripping your bow should be done in a way where the hand torque is not upheld. Your grip should be free from torque. Find the best location for the grip when you hold the arrow, you can do this by holding your bow hand out like you’re gripping the bow. Take the thumb of your other hand and poke your bow hand with it in different parts. All parts of your hand will collapse except one part and that is what you are looking for to place the bows grip while you draw your bow.