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Old 09-17-2020, 04:22 PM   #1
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I've never been able to use a "deep hook" in my first knuckles successfully. Every time I do it the string slaps the pee out of my arm.

I lay the string about halfway from my fingertips to my 1st knuckle. I've been pretty successful with it but I can't hold it very long.

I shoot 3 under and use a fixed crawl.

Anybody got any insight into this issue?
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Old 09-17-2020, 06:50 PM   #2
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You are plucking away from your face. Do a deep hook and bury it into your face you shouldn’t hit your arm.


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Old 09-17-2020, 06:51 PM   #3
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It's either a form issue with your bow arm or possibly a too low brace issue. Tab or glove?

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Old 09-17-2020, 09:37 PM   #4
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:08 AM   #5
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Your forearm, wrist, and hand should be in a straight line.
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:38 PM   #6
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Wear an arm guard and don't worry about it. Rotating your bow shoulder in a little should theoretically keep your forearm clear, but an arm guard is just a nice insurance policy -- plus it will keep clothing, like a coat sleeve, clear of the string in cooler weather.
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Old 09-22-2020, 03:23 PM   #7
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Wear an arm guard and don't worry about it. Rotating your bow shoulder in a little should theoretically keep your forearm clear, but an arm guard is just a nice insurance policy -- plus it will keep clothing, like a coat sleeve, clear of the string in cooler weather.
There is some truth in this statement but if he corrects the actual reason for it then he will be further ahead in his shooting.
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Old 09-23-2020, 09:56 AM   #8
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Thanks for the feedback!
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Old 09-28-2020, 11:35 AM   #9
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There are a few different potential fixes depending on the root of the problem. Make sure brace height is in the manufacturer's range. Bow arm elbow should be rotated out (elbow pointing to the left if right handed). Release/follow through issues can be fixed rather easily with a trigger (RMS Gear grip trigger is what I use) and focusing on back tension through release.
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Old 10-06-2020, 06:13 PM   #10
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I did the same thing as you and couldn't stay consistent, figured out the deep hook and its night and day difference
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