“Archery Fit” Ep.5 Anchoring
Compound Bow Anchoring With Levi Morgan
Today on Archery Fit fueled by MTN Ops, I talk about compound bow anchoring. Your anchor point is one of the most important aspects of archery. To be repetitive is to be accurate. In the past, I have taught a 3 point anchor– how your hand touches the release, how the release touches the string, and how the string touches your face. This last point of contact can have the greatest impact on your shot.
I think the most accurate and repeatable action you can have when anchoring is touching the tip of your nose to the string. A lot of archers happen to touch the side of their nose to the string and that is fine as long as it is repeated. The one thing you need to watch however is pressing your face against the string. This pressure can cause the string to move which can turn paper tuning into a nightmare!
Focus on your compound bow anchoring when shooting your bow, but pay special attention to how much pressure you’re putting on the string. To quickly find out if you are doing this, take your face off the string completely when paper tuning. If you’re having bad tears when paper tuning with your face on the string then you’re applying pressure.
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