Since summer I started to use this aiming system but I was not quite fond of it - too many little things to change while using eyeglasses. This winter I had (and still have) a lot of indoor time so I went to the "bones" with it. I can say it was a journey I was expecting and this aiming system brought a lot of subtle changes in my form - incorporating the string blur in my stance had a ripple effect on everything down to the anchor point. I will say I have a blast with this. The journey is exciting so far. Just to let you know that if you are tempted by stringwalking, try it. I don't think is the best aiming system for hunting while mobile, but it is a very good aiming system to have in your back pocket. Rick, you might not be the single declared stringwalker soon.
When using any type of aiming we are getting used to a sight picture based on distance to the target and size of the target. This sight picture is different due to the above parameters. Now imagine you have same sight picture for any distance and size of target. That “feels good” the instinctive shooter has it is replaced by “if I did my thinking good it is good”. Hard to explain why someone needs it when the target is limited to 1 or very few different things. Now, stringwalking is a technique who’s placing the tip of the arrow close to the point you want to hit. Since the arrow has two ends the nock of the arrow moves down on the string based on the distance to the target. It is no more an intuitive placement of the arrow on the path that will make the arrow hit the target, it is a very conscious decission. The size of the target is no more a problem. There is a challenge this week having 3 drawings of different sizes. I’ve read comments saying the target is too small. For a stringwalker that’s not an issue - he just places the tip where he wants to hit and just adjusts the nock of the arrow on the string for correct distance. The hit is just a problem of execution - form - and knowing the bow and arrow combo capabilities.
I changed the arrows for my barebow setup and I went out to test them - Avalon Classic 500, 30" CtoC 120gr fieldpoint, 400gr arrow. They are a good match for the #47@28" and I went out to find their crawl at 20m, 25m, 30m, 35m and 40m. Once I found and learnt it I did a walk out from 20m to 40m - stringwalking
One of my BF Ex delaminated on me and I had to move these limbs on my 3D bow, but I bought new WNS Elite alpha Carbon Foam for it and I am impressed. The new limbs are very smooth, stable and quiet - almost no difference between them and the old ones that were top of the line when SF was still on. I was today out for extensive test and I really like them. And they look good on the old Black Bear too. Fit and finish impeccable.
If someone needs good limbs for a good price, alternativess.com has them on sale - $ 175.54. A bargain for what you get.
Post by richnsteph on Aug 20, 2019 18:59:22 GMT -6
I've considered three under and string walking every single time I have an issue with my "instinctive" shooting. From all I've read/seen it's a hyper accurate (for trad shooting) way of aiming. I tried it once or twice but it feels just off for some reason to me. Not knocking it, just saying it doesn't feel right to me. Have a new tab on the way that does both 3u/split and might have to try a little 3u once it gets here just for fun.
I'm all about anything accurate but love the feel of a look-n-shoot.
Stringwalking like shooting with a sight requires a very “formal” execution and tuning. Without these it is not accurate at all - my take on it. If the above including knowing distance are dialled in it is the simplest “look and shoot” aiming method. I think it was invented by lazy people - like any thing that pushed forward the evolution of any kind.