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 ...
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?
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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.
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.
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!
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