Re: [SCA-Archery] Bow Tuning
- In a message dated 8/4/02 11:10:57 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> What type of grip position do you suggest? And how tightly do you hold it?In order (for me) to get the Hun to shoot consistently, I have to "violate"
all good, common sense hand grip knowledge I've ever learned. I actually
shoot it with a flat back-of-the-hand/wrist. In other words, I palm the
handle, like you would with a longbow, then rotate my hand to the left, until
the back of the handle is pushing against my thumb and the back of my hand
and wrist line up in a flat plane. It feels very weird and does cause more
tiredness than normal, but it keeps the little sucker from rotating on
release. I also actually grip the thing, with medium pressure, down about 1"
below the black thread wrap on the top of the handle area. Again, it goes
against my better "training" to do this, but it helps the bow shoot more
consistently. Hope this helps.
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- I did not save the post, but did someone say something a while back about having
better luck using longer arrows with the Hun bow? If this was correct, did it
refer to using a longer draw and longer arrows or just longer arrows?