Re: draw testing
- The sternum to finger tip works okay if they draw to the chin. If you
draw to the cheek or ear, you have to add distance.
I have a 28.5" sternum to finger tip length, and even though I have a
very closed stance, I have a 30" draw when I anchor my middle finger
to my wisdom tooth (the back of the pile just touches my knuckle at
New archers (and some old archers) play with different anchor points
to find what is comfortable and automatically change their draw length
in the process. I went back and forth between 28"-30" several times
over the past year.
Even though it's not optimal to have the tip of the arrow extending
past your knuckle or the shelf, I often suggest that people use longer
then optimal arrows until they settle on a form because:
1)when you are new you tend to hit butt supports and break tips.
Longer then necessary arrows can sometimes be retipped several times.
This can be a big savings to a new archer.
2)You can play with your anchor point AND open your stance without
fear of overdrawing the arrow accidentally.
No measurement will work for everyone. Some just have to experiment.
One of the best archers in our local group (a consistant high 80's to
low 90's RR scorer with recurve) I noticed the other week, has a draw
length about 1.5" shorter then his arrows. But he is so consistant with
his draw that he doesn't need the back of the pile to gauge his draw
-Cian of Storvik
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Lord Antony" <ldantony@m...>
> I have used the 'nock to the sternum' method before and it workswell...
> You can also have them 'draw' the arrow to their nocking pointwithout their