If you planning to start training yourself and get involved in the archery field? You would need to get hold of some good archery equipment and some much needed advice. Standard equipment like a bow, arrows, quivers, bow strings, and other accessories are not the problem, fitting and using them properly could be a challenge. Like fitting the arrow rest on a bow, this is the most important piece of equipment on your bow and if not set-up correctly can make or break your competitive edge. The inevitable question here is what should I use and how do I install my arrow rest properly.
Archery equipment is not readily available in supermarkets or any other general store. Think of archery this way, it’s like being a musician, you need professional advice to get the proper equipment needed to play the instrument you interested in and the instrument need to be tuned properly to play the notes in key.
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Your accuracy hinges on your arrow rest, the proper set-up and installation of an arrow rest makes for playing perfectly, although practice might still be needed. Setting up your arrow rest requires the arrow rest to fit the style of shooting, your budget and your bow. Your arrow rest need to be set-up so the arrow leaves your bow in the best possible manner, this means the arrow rest is set-up as close as can get to the center of the bows arrow shelf. The arrow is lined up with the burger hole as a starting position. Then the bow is paper tuned and calibrated so the final adjustments can be made to the arrow rest. If this is done correctly the arrow leaves the bow perfectly at any distance you should be able to hit your mark.
Like a musician if your bow is not tuned properly you can’t play properly and won’t be allowed on stage if your notes are out of tune, meaning your bow set-up is very important for you to make music, shoot a perfect or close to perfect score. You’ve hear it said practice makes perfect, well it’s actually perfect practice makes perfect, because if you practice mistakes the mistakes become part of your style of shooting.
This is not always a bad thing because there is room for style in archery as there is style in music, each person plays firstly to enjoy themselves but also to be the best. So practice the fundamentals perfectly while being true to your freedom of style. Body positon and ergonomics are very important as this can tire you out quickly to the point where you start shooting sloppy towards the end of a competition. You need to shoot 100 perfectly practiced shots each day, doesn’t have to be perfectly scored but you need to be in your perfect form/style.
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