16901Re: [SCA-Archery] Eye dominance and archery?
- Jan 7, 2005Evyenios Athanasiou wrote:
>(Snip)Sight picture is also the correct term for archers.
>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 toSeveral here should be able to help. As some of us are cross dominant.
>respond, either here or to my own e-mail at ebrads@h...
And some, like myself were born left handed and force to be right handed
at an early age.
>1. If I do not want to switch hands, is it possible to shoot a right-Yes it's possible. But, you have to train your eyes. Usually with an eye
>handed bow, if you are left-eye dominant? Do any of you do this?
patch. And it can cause other problems with perspective and your ability
to judge distances.
>2. Is it worth it to switch hands? Since I've only been seriouslyEveryone I know has come out on top after making the switch. Even those
>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.
with a fair amount of experience using the other hand.
>3. Have any of you ever switched hands when you found out yourMy shooting recovered in a matter of a couple of weeks of not too heavy
>correct eye dominance? How long did it take your shooting form to
>recover, and your scores to return to their previous levels?
practice (2hours, 2 times a week,so maybe 8-10 hours total).
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