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Archery and the importance of rhythm.

There are many steps in shooting an arrow. Stance, load, pressure point, lift, aim, draw, realign, extend shoulders, click, release, follow through, drop bow. Consistency is important in archery. Every single step has this feel, this timing thats ticking in your head. “one two.. three.. too long damn it, restart” A misstep or miscalculation can cost you your bullseye, your arrow, your mark. But rhythm is nothing without strength. Control your bow, not the other way around.

Today we aimed, and shot with our eyes closed. You could feel every single movement. I could almost see the distance of my arrow left to extend. It’s much more rewarding to see your arrows grouped that way then purposefully going through the steps. Much more accurate. Sometimes we just gotta go with our feels.

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