Post by joe_meadmaker on Sept 24, 2020 14:19:17 GMT
Hey guys. I recently did the Back-Up-10-Feet challenge with a longbow. The first time I saw this challenge, it was actually with disc golf. Not a new concept, basically you start 10 feet from the target, and move back 10 feet after every successful hit. Do that for 1 hour and see how far away from the target you can get.
I did this with a sling a while back, but have been anxious to try it with a bow. The part I had the most concern with was being able to shoot constantly for an hour. So there were a number of practice sessions doing just that at shorter distances.
I'm far from the best archer in the world, and this was my first time trying to hit a target at these longer distances. But it was a lot of fun.
Post by Robert in California on Oct 1, 2020 3:21:36 GMT
I admire the bare bow users. Takes a lot of skill and practice to get and stay good. My Dad and I went the compound route, with sights, mechanical releases, overdraws, etc. Made for better and more consistent accuracy with less practice, but at cost of complexity, speed and heavier weight when all day bow hunting in the mountains. Dad stayed with a 70 lb bow and I ended up maxing out at 80 lbs, which with shorter overdraw arrows, flew flatter than regular length/weight arrows. My best (deer camp) was 5 in a group about 6" ctc at 80 yards. My average was not that good though. Not easy to be consistent. Sort of need a Zen-like state of mind. Which was not easy to attain and hold either. Also our bows (this is a couple decades ago or so...had 40 to 50% let off only). Still got them, but since Dad passed away (auto accident on the way home from an archery meet we went to), I have not continued the hobby...some hobbies are most interesting because we are doing them with someone loved. RinC
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lovely video, as someone restarting archery after years, this seems like great practice. Thank you for the innovative idea for me to use :)
Cheers man! If you give this a try, I'm interested to hear how things go. I've been thinking about giving it another go myself. The tough part of the process was the training. I shot multiple times a week for over a month to get myself in "shooting shape". It's actually pretty tough to continually shoot for an hour and not stop. I wanted to make sure when I reached the longer distances I would be missing the target because of bad aim, and not because I was tired.
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