Results 1 to 4 of 4
Discuss Shot Trainers, hinderance or help? at the Recurve Bow within Archery Interchange UK Forums; Ran across the "shot trainer" on Youtube. Interesting but one question comes to mind, wouldn't ...
  1. #1
    In the Red
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    California
    Posts
    554
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0
    Downloads
    2
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 34 Times in 34 Posts

    Shot Trainers, hinderance or help?

    Ran across the "shot trainer" on Youtube. Interesting but one question comes to mind, wouldn't it interfere with the natural follow through where the draw arm on release goes behind the head somewhere? Won't this develop a bad habit with follow through that might be hard to break?

    Generally, wouldn't it be better to actually shoot close up to the bale instead?

    Carl






  2. Advertisements like those above are essential to keep AIUK running. If you'd like to remove the Google and Ebay adverts and help us meet our running costs, please consider subscribing for only 1.50 per month. Thank you!
     

  3. #2
    It's an X
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Poole uk
    Posts
    16,103
    Reviews
    Read 1 Reviews
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0
    Blog Entries
    1
    Downloads
    23
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 405 Times in 381 Posts
    That shot trainer can allow archers to shoot at very close range so possibly in a small garden.( even indoors???)
    I feel it would need to be used with specific outcomes in mind, rather than just use it a believe all is well.
    It seems to me that the release should be natural and the follow through should be natural too. But, I mean natural in the sense that it isn't faked or collapsed. That isn't the same as saying the release and follow through will be just as the real thing.
    If I had one, I think I would like to have someone watching who knows what to look for. I could shoot lots of shots in a short space of time and in a small space. Might be useful if shooting for real is not available.

  4. #3
    In the Blue
    Aleatorian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Hull, East Yorks
    Posts
    237
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0
    Downloads
    4
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 25 Times in 23 Posts
    I have one of these, and can assure you that after it's use a follow through still remains natural. Though straight after it's use, as it says in the video "shoot the strongest shot you have ever shot" can be quite scary, as the muscles are used to resisting the pull of the bow the follow through is quite exaggerated, so I don't use it for that reason.
    Also as geoff said it's also useful for when you can't actually shoot, but would like some practice, like say practicing your release etc.

  5. #4
    In the Red
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    California
    Posts
    554
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews
    Tournaments Joined
    0
    Tournaments Won
    0
    Downloads
    2
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked 34 Times in 34 Posts
    I think I'll make one to try out, I have 76mm wide nylon strapping or leather for the arm part and marine Dacron cords.

    Thanks for the thoughts!
    Carl


Similar Threads

  1. Bow Trainers?
    By Anglian Archer in forum Methodology, Tuning, Coaching etc.
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 25-07-13, 12:27 PM
  2. Committing to the shot / finishing the shot
    By Murray in forum Methodology, Tuning, Coaching etc.
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 28-05-08, 08:23 PM
  3. Shot in the arm
    By monkfish in forum The Gold Flinger Fonz Award
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 23-01-08, 07:26 AM
  4. Robin Hood, help or hinderance ?
    By phil_r_58 in forum General Archery Discussion & News
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 09-05-07, 09:14 PM
  5. Anyone Shot One of These?
    By Freakmode in forum Compound Bow
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 27-05-06, 05:19 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •