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    Just to add I do shot instinctive aiming so whilst aiming higher sounds like an option it's really not that simple ;-). I don't think about the distance in abstract terms it's just 'there'.
    I guess I better just practice as much as can over water until my brain Susses it ;-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Del the Cat View Post
    "I've always had an issue shooting over water"
    That attitude is also part of the problem...
    I hate the bedded deer 3Ds so after a series of poor shots when we came to a bedded deer... I said,
    "Great I love these bedded deer, they are my fave', I want to first on this one"
    That gave me a positive attitude and no time to think about screwing up.
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    (Yes... first arrow kill)
    What shocks me about 'over water' is I can do three perfect shots and group them off under the kill. My brain thinks the target is closer than it is. It's unsettling.. :-(


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    Maybe on the over water shots imagine the target has a rat sitting on its back... shoot the rat.
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    Aiming off is a big no no with IA because your offsetting the shot which means your bringing thought into it.
    But I appreciate what your saying... :-)


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    Then there are only two answers, practice, or think some thoughts (not necessarily even when you are shooting*) to effect your perception without "aiming"... like imaging you shooting in the water and it's slowing your arrow, just a silly though like that may just soak into you brain and give it that slight nudge it needs.
    The power of thought is amazing.
    I while ago I had some extensive sinus surgery and the consultant was talking me though it and saying that the natural resultant swelling isn't actually a helpful response from the body.
    As I was waiting to go down, I concentrated on a mental image of men in white coats inside my head hosing down the inside with cool fresh water to calm any swelling, and saying to myself there won't be any swelling... there won't be any swelling.
    After the op' the consultant came round, told me the inside of my head had been like an old fashioned glue pot, then he said.... "There's very little swelling!"
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    As a recurve target archer I can't ever recall shooting over water. Does the width of the water make any difference? I'm wondering if there's a physical answer, maybe something to do with air temperature being lower and density higher over water?
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