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Old 07-07-2007, 01:31 PM
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alright i have been shooting one eye closed for the last eight years. i am a right handed shooter but left eye dominant. is there any prayer for me. and i am a great shot with my bow and im not trying to toot my own horn, im just saying should i switch to both eyes open if im a good shot?


It would be very difficult for you to shoot both eyes open,not impossible though.

My daughter is like you so I got her a left handed bow and she does quite well with it.She still has trouble maintaining her anchor through the shot with both eyes open but that will come.

There were a couple advantages that I neglected to add that others have pointed out.The low light help and being able to track the arrow to the target are definate advantages of both eyes open.
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:44 PM
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I've try a lot of thing to know my dominant eye... but in vain..
Sometime the test says that's my right eye is dominant, sometime the left.

Do you think that my eyes can beidentical?

Test i've done is...
-I but my hands in front of my hear, doing a " O " (with the 2 eyes open)
-I put something in the middle (something at about 15' from you)
-When the object is in the middle...
*close your left eye (if the object is in the middle, the left eye is your dominant eye)
* Close your right eye (if the objest is in the middle, the right eye is your dominant eye)

I've tryed to explain you what I'm doing... pretty hard to explain, but you help me to be a better english writter


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Old 07-07-2007, 08:03 PM
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I've try a lot of thing to know my dominant eye... but in vain..
Sometime the test says that's my right eye is dominant, sometime the left.

Do you think that my eyes can beidentical?

Test i've done is...
-I but my hands in front of my hear, doing a " O " (with the 2 eyes open)
-I put something in the middle (something at about 15' from you)
-When the object is in the middle...
*close your left eye (if the object is in the middle, the left eye is your dominant eye)
* Close your right eye (if the objest is in the middle, the right eye is your dominant eye)

I've tryed to explain you what I'm doing... pretty hard to explain, but you help me to be a better english writter


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Ive done this with the same results. What I would do is take both my hands and overlap them forming a triangle. Then hold them out as far as I could reach, and with both eyes open, center an object about 10 - 15' away. When you close your dominant eye, you shouldnt be able to see that object.

The only problem is that if you overlap your hands so that your right hand is closest to your face, then it indicates that your right eye is dominant. Same with the left.
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:24 PM
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1. Better field of view
2. Better sight and feel for the target
3. Better ability to track the arrow upon release
This is why i do it.
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:58 AM
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Point your finger at an object. Now close one eye at a time. Whatever eye it is that has your finger ispointing right at the target is your dominate eye.
ArrowMike, thanks for clearing that up. Never too late to learn something
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