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Old 05-05-2005, 09:18 AM
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I read that when holding the bow and drawing when reaching full draw you should lock the shoulder of the hand that is holding the bow. Is this true? I am currently trying it and it seems to steady the arm thus helping my accuracy. School is still out though. I am fairly new at archery and am always tinkering with things to try and get better. Is this good? I think this is going to be a lifelong adventure.

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Old 05-05-2005, 10:07 AM
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when i shoot my best my shoulder is down and relaxed. i come to full draw, anchor, relax, and then do all my aiming by moving my hips. when i aim with my bow arm i'm not consistent at all.
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:07 AM
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Too be honest the only time I have trouble is when my bow arm shoulder is up. Other than that I have never noticed. This is the first year that I have not changed something major on my form. Looking forward to kickin' some butt.
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Old 05-05-2005, 10:49 AM
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I'm like ewolf; I just haven't ever noticed. I guess after you do it for a while, it is automatic and the only thing that I'm noticing is the target and the pin.
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Old 05-05-2005, 12:43 PM
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I'm pretty sure your bow shoulder is supposed to be down and relaxed. This also helps the forearm from getting whacked.

But correct me if i'm wrong..

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Old 05-05-2005, 12:57 PM
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I like relaxed and steady. So yea, I guess you can call it locked, but I like to add, relaxed.
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Old 05-05-2005, 08:32 PM
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shoulder should be LOW but relaxed.............

a high bow shoulder will incorperates too many muscle groups
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