16899Eye dominance and archery?
- Jan 1, 2005Greetings, fellow archers...
My name is Evyenios, and I am a novice archery in the Kingdom of
Calontir, in the Barony of Coeur d'Ennui (Des Moines, Iowa). After
about 6 months of steady practice, I learned that I am left-eye
dominant, even though I've been practicing archery with a right-
I guess I should have realized that before now...I just thought
everyone was shooting at two targets, like I was! I had even
considered wearing an eye patch...
So now I am considering switching hands, and learning to release the
bow with my left hand. I borrowed a couple folks' left-handed bows,
and my "sight picture," (if you want to borrow a term from
marksmanship), looked a lot clearer.
So here are some questions I have for those on this list who choose to
respond, either here or to my own e-mail at ebrads@h...
1. If I do not want to switch hands, is it possible to shoot a right-
handed bow, if you are left-eye dominant? Do any of you do this?
2. Is it worth it to switch hands? Since I've only been seriously
practicing archery for the past 4 months, I don't have an enormous
time spent on the line that I would be sacrificing. My scores stand a
chance of improving a great deal, but I'm still taking a risk.
3. Have any of you ever switched hands when you found out your
correct eye dominance? How long did it take your shooting form to
recover, and your scores to return to their previous levels?
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