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Old 08-23-2010, 07:12 PM
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bow grip ideas?

My son's bow shooting needs some help and I need ideas. When he releases the shot his front hand always grips down, torqueing the bow over and his shots are inconsistent. Tonight I had him grip loosley with his front hand rather than holding the hand open like I do, that helped some, but he still grips down at the shot.

Any ideas on how to teach him to keep that front hand relaxed through the shot?

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Old 09-21-2010, 03:57 AM

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Set a target on something that makes it as tall as he is. Stand him a few feet in front of it and have him to draw back his bow. Tell him to close his eyes and relaxe and loosen up on the grip. Make sure he will hit the target and have him to squeeze off the shot as he is relaxed. The perfect grip would be to cut off your hand and install a fork(not a eating fork). That shoud give you an idea of how to put the bow in his hand. Let him shoot like this over and over. As many times as he wants to each day. You should see some improvement. Make sure he has a bow sling so it doesn't jump out of his hand.

And just for the record I'm not telling anyone to cut off their hand. It was just for reference.
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