Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Judging distances
- "L.J. Sparvero" wrote:
> >My best and favorite technique is to look at the target and imagine
> >throwing a rock at it. When you've done that, your body knows how far away
> >it is. Then just shoot, the numbers don't matter, there is no need to
> >consciously estimate the number of yards to the target. Just shoot it.
> >-- Fritz
> You know, that makes an incredible amount of sense. My personal theory on
> judging distances is that, as tool-using primates who once lived in trees,
> our depth perception right in front of our faces is quite good. If you
> misjudge the distance to that vine you're trying to leap to, then
> *kersplat*! This helps for manipulating rocks and stuff within arms reach.
For a couple million years, one of the selectors for our ancestors' survival was throwing ability. We have ballistics hard-wired. Archery is a specialized form of throwing. With practice, the modern human can tap into that ability that our ancestors used to survive.
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