Re: [SCA-Archery]Hand shock, was, Fletch effects of flight distance
- When loreleiElkins@... put fingers to keys it was 12/9/07 8:05 AM...
> In reading the resent posts, I was interested when Christophe talked aboutWhich hand? Which side?
> hand shock. I shoot a 30lb Martin X-200. The arrows I make are spined 30-35 on
> a 5/16ths shaft. I cut a few inches off, so the spine weight increases a
> bit. I use 100 grain field points. They fly nice. I've noticed lately a bit of
> hand shock. I've had people tell me my hand kicks out to the side when I
In a dynamic grip (vs. rigid) the bow can shift away from the arrow a
little bit. Perfectly natural.
> Maybe it always did this and I didn't notice it earlier because I wasI'm going to need to have it explained in detail before I believe spine
> concentrating so hard on release and form, etc and as I get better I pay
> attention to different things. Not sure. I've also read that improper brace
> height can cause hand shock, that each bow has a "sweet spot" and if your arrows
> are spined correctly, that perhaps it is the brace height which is causing the
> problem. I have the brace height set at about 8 inches. The recommend
> height for that bow is 8 to 8 3/4 inches. Thoughts?
has much to so with it.*
Experience tells me that it's the actual weight (mass) of the arrow that
matters most to the question of handshock (in a well tillered bow). You
lightened your arrows by a little when you shortened them and it may be
that you now have them slightly underweight for the bow and they are not
taking all it's energy away with them.
*if it's so, I really do want to know about it.
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