Saturday, November 13, 2010

Naught to Sixty

Finally worked up to a full 60 arrows this week with the new draw weight. Took awhile and a bit of sweating and shaking, but I'm there with bells on. Cheating a bit using the blue face target, but I needed a confidence boost. Also realized that leagues are starting in only 6 weeks and I needed to get my butt in gear. Points to Dan for signing up so that I wouldn't be the only recurve person. One is the loneliest number. Dan knows his stuff too, so I'll learn some things. Bonus.


video

One of the really great things (there are many) about working with Doug Ludwig is the access to upper level team coaches. Sent this video to Doug who forwarded it on to Jim White for some feedback.  My right elbow is high when going from Set to Setup (hellloo compound girl, here. Trust me, there has been major improvement already) and my release isn't really following through yet. Yah, the string still feels like it's being ripped out of my fingers right now. Plus, still trying to get rid of my compound follow thru when my fingers hit my shoulder. Somewhere out there is a happy medium.

Looks like the Monday night PTC kids will have to put up with me while I start my instructor's certification. Trying to explain something you kinda, sorta understand is a bit tricky, which is why I have been paired up with Emmie - a sassy, determined 8 year old who doesn't put up with nonsense from the "big kids".  Am going to absolutely enjoy this.

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