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Old 07-05-2017, 07:41 PM   #1
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My fingers are starting to feel a little tender - been shooting between 7-10 rounds a day(12 each rd) - not all at once but over 2-3 different times a day - do I stop - lay off or keep it up with maybe just cutting back to 5-6 rds a day - suggestions? thx

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Old 07-05-2017, 07:42 PM   #2
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Get a better tab or glove.

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Old 07-05-2017, 07:47 PM   #3
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OK thanks - recommendation? Got a Neets but it is looking a little worn...
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Old 07-05-2017, 07:54 PM   #4
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Might want to back off just a bit until your fingers get conditioned. It is common for them to be sore for a while when starting out. Also, make sure you are taking a deep hook. If you are trying to draw with your fingertips they will be very sore. If you are unfamiliar, Google "archery deep hook" - it makes a big difference.
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:28 PM   #6
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Thank you - very much - both of you -
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Old 07-05-2017, 08:34 PM   #7
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No problem. Try some Orajel on your fingers. It will numb them a little.

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Old 07-05-2017, 08:35 PM   #8
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If you're shooting several arrows at a time it might also help to just take 1 out to practice. Gives you a little forced break between shots.
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Old 07-05-2017, 09:16 PM   #9
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Might want to back off just a bit until your fingers get conditioned. It is common for them to be sore for a while when starting out. Also, make sure you are taking a deep hook. If you are trying to draw with your fingertips they will be very sore. If you are unfamiliar, Google "archery deep hook" - it makes a big difference.

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Old 07-05-2017, 09:38 PM   #10
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Look up Jeff kavenaugh or how ever you spell it. He has a great video on the deep hook. Jeffer has many instructional videos that help in a lot of aspects.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:10 PM   #11
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OK thanks for the great tips and ideas - really helps -jb
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:01 AM   #12
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Been watching Jeff Kavanaugh and his daughter's you tube videos - pretty amazing - really good and useful information - thanks for that tip
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:21 AM   #13
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All the above.+ When you start forcing it just for the numbers and your hurtin', your form is out the window. Better whoa it up a tad!
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:56 AM   #14
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Might want to back off just a bit until your fingers get conditioned. It is common for them to be sore for a while when starting out. Also, make sure you are taking a deep hook. If you are trying to draw with your fingertips they will be very sore. If you are unfamiliar, Google "archery deep hook" - it makes a big difference.
This! 100 arrows a day is quite a bit. Especially if you are starting out and working yourself up. Your fingers will adapt, but it takes time. Also, make sure you are holding the string properly with a hook. You can still get string wear on your fingertips when you hook, and that is where you need to look at your tab fit or glove thickness, etc.

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If you're shooting several arrows at a time it might also help to just take 1 out to practice. Gives you a little forced break between shots.
And this as well. Honestly, shooting a dozen arrow groups (at least that is what it sounds like you are doing) can be more harmful to your development that beneficial. 1 arrow is good because the time it takes to walk and pull that arrow gives your muscles time to relax before the next shot. It allows your brain time to think about the previous shot, etc. I shoot max about 4 arrows at a time between pulls, just because there are times when you do want to practice shooting groups or that many shots in a short time period.

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Old 07-06-2017, 10:57 AM   #15
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Old 07-06-2017, 11:19 AM   #16
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Excellent - thanks for the information -good skill training set up sure - I am so thankful for all your help and suggestions -JB
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:55 PM   #17
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Try just shooting 12 arrows every day, or every other day. More isn't better, form is more important than # of shots.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:23 PM   #18
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OK thanks - recommendation? Got a Neets but it is looking a little worn...
me too, but weve been maried for 36 years, i got to keep her...
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:08 PM   #20
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Ok time a little follow up - took a breather - more Jeff K videos really like his string on target idea - fingers feeling much better - thanks for the tips and ideas - what a valuable resource for all - esp we less informed - put a BOA small fry on my Sarrels Proto - amzing
difference - better groupings too - thanks again everyone for all your help - JB
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