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Old 07-06-2018, 09:27 PM   #1
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I shoot my laminated bows 3 under and I just got a self bow and have been shooting that 3 under as well. I notice I seem to shoot high with my laminated bows after shooting my self bow.

Just wondering if shooting split finger on the self bow would help with the height adjustment when I switch to 3 under on the laminated bows after shooting the self bow.



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Old 07-06-2018, 09:31 PM   #2
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I shoot split everything. I know I shoot WAY low trying three under. It all depends on your anchor. I think I would find it really hard to jump between the two. Though, I can’t stand how three under feels so take that for what it’s worth!
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:40 PM   #3
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I used to shoot split with a glove then fell in love with the tab. Kept getting bad blisters on my index finger so switched to 3 under. I tried split on the self bow tonight and was shooting everything high with the same achor as 3 under. So it got me to thinking which is why I posted this question.

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Old 07-06-2018, 11:46 PM   #4
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Shooting instinctive, I think you just have to shoot enough with each bow using the same finger position to let brain make the elevation adjustment. You can cheat a little by picking a spot to walk it up to and gain a little awareness of bow hand elevation, but your brain can adjust pretty quickly -- I would think in a couple dozen shots. Just have to warm up with whichever bow you plan to shoot with immediately, like on a 3D round.

BTW, you planning to make the Austin 3D shoot Sunday? if so, hope to see you.
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:37 AM   #5
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Shooting instinctive, I think you just have to shoot enough with each bow using the same finger position to let brain make the elevation adjustment. You can cheat a little by picking a spot to walk it up to and gain a little awareness of bow hand elevation, but your brain can adjust pretty quickly -- I would think in a couple dozen shots. Just have to warm up with whichever bow you plan to shoot with immediately, like on a 3D round.

BTW, you planning to make the Austin 3D shoot Sunday? if so, hope to see you.
I'll be there. Not sure I'll make it by the 630 opening...but I'll be there.

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Old 07-07-2018, 06:57 AM   #6
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You have to experiment and find out what will work for you, but there is no way I could switch back and forth! Like Ellis said, I have to just spend a few extra minutes at the practice range till my little pea brain kinda gets it figured out!

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Old 07-07-2018, 05:57 PM   #7
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I used to shoot split with a glove then fell in love with the tab. Kept getting bad blisters on my index finger so switched to 3 under. I tried split on the self bow tonight and was shooting everything high with the same achor as 3 under. So it got me to thinking which is why I posted this question.

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Same happened for me on my Sarrels Lynx. All my riser yardage marking had to be moved down going from split to 3under.
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Old 07-07-2018, 08:17 PM   #8
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I'm not going to go into any long drawn out thing.

Whether it be 3 under, or split finger, the farther below your eyes you anchor, the longer your point on distance will be.

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Old 07-07-2018, 08:19 PM   #9
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I'm not going to go into any long drawn out thing.

Whether it be 3 under, or split finger, the farther below your eyes you anchor, the longer your point on distance will be.

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So if I anchor at my eye . . . ?

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Old 07-07-2018, 08:42 PM   #10
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So if I anchor at my eye . . . ?

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Your point on distance will be closer.

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Old 07-07-2018, 09:14 PM   #11
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Does that only apply if you shoot gap or string walk?

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Old 07-07-2018, 09:14 PM   #12
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Not sure how to apply it to instinctive.

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Old 07-07-2018, 09:26 PM   #13
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I've been messing around with some different anchors, three under and stuff. Its awkward but I'm trying.

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Old 07-07-2018, 11:39 PM   #14
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I'm not going to go into any long drawn out thing.

Whether it be 3 under, or split finger, the farther below your eyes you anchor, the longer your point on distance will be.

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Rick, been waiting for you to chime in. So does shooting split lower point on?

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Old 07-08-2018, 09:43 AM   #15
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I would say given the same anchor point, say middle finger in corner of mouth, split would move point on out further.

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Rick, been waiting for you to chime in. So does shooting split lower point on?

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No. If you anchor with your fingers in the same place on your face, then it will raise the point on distance, because you have effectively lowered the distance of the arrow from your eye by the width of one finger.

I anchor with my index finger when shooting both 3 under & split finger.
My point on shooting split finger is longer by more than double that of 3 under, BUT if I anchor with my middle finger when shooting split, it raises the arrow (by the width of one finger) back to almost the exact same place under my eye as when shooting 3 under with the index, and the point ons are much closer to the same.

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Old 07-08-2018, 09:31 PM   #17
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That's what I said.

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Old 07-12-2018, 09:28 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the input. I think I'm going to try split on the self bow and see how it goes.

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Old 07-13-2018, 09:00 PM   #19
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I'm gonna try split with two over for longer, over 25 yards, distance and see if that works.

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I'm gonna try split with two over for longer, over 25 yards, distance and see if that works.

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Good thinking!

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