Ottawa Archers 3D Tournament

On May 4th, I had a chance to join the Spring 3D tournament that was hosted by Ottawa Archers.

As this was my first 3D Archery Tournament, I didn’t know where I was supposed to go or what to do.

When I arrived at 8:15AM, I thought I was going to be late.  As it was raining that morning and it turned out that I was the first one there.  Well, other than the support people.

After I signed in, they told me that I’d be shooting in the Open category and I’d be shooting from the orange pins.  I had know idea at the time and just went along with it.

I waited until a few others signed in and we were off.  They told me the ins and outs of a 3D Tournament.  And mid way through, they questioned why I was shooting in the Open category.  I told them that was told to.

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Anchoring

The key to shooting a bow and arrow and group your arrows within an acceptable area, is consistency.

It doesn’t matter if you have the world’s best sight on the market, if you can’t shoot consistently, it won’t matter.

The key to consistency is, practice.

One of the things that you will have to get used to is anchoring.

Anchoring is putting a part of your hand to a point on or near your face.

I can’t tell you how to anchor your draw, but I can tell you how I anchor my draw.

I draw back and I always have the second knuckle of my pointing finger a anchored on the corner of my mandible.

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Release Me!

Release aids have been become more popular in the last few of years.

When I first started, there were very few people that wanted to shoot with a release.  Everyone was still doing the finger release.

There is a downside to finger releasing.  Some actually think that if they don’t do it right, you could roll the string, which could affect the flight of the arrow.  Also, that you could build up more fatigue while drawing back multiple times on a bow string.

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New/Old Hobby

I’ve take up an old hobby of mine from all the way back in highschool.

It’s been a long time, but I’ve started up archery again. Previously, I used to have a PSE Polaris Express, now I have a PSE Rogue NP.

I tell ya, it’s been a long time since I last did some archery. As time goes on, I’ll discuss my archery as time goes on. Continue reading

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