I'm retired so I have an excuse for being stubborn. But really, no one does. I encourage all archers to dabble in what others are doing. You never know how it might change your game. I fought 3 under for some time now; trying it breifly to say "no way!". I like being able to have the arrow between fingers while hunting. That may remain true but I have to say just 2 days in now with 3 under is amazing. I must have had issues with split finger I couldn't see. Maybe you don't and that's great. But how do you know? I'm also surprised at just how fast the brain is catching on to the different trajectory. First shots (all instinctive) were in the dirt. Today I truly feel I grouped better at 25 yds. than I ever did before..but still a bit low. Can't wait for tomorrow. Thanks for all the help on this site!
My issue with trying new is that when I cannot get it to work it still messes me up on the standard for a while. Being a year round hunter it's hard to have that commitment period and not be ready for the next opportunity to hunt.
I switched 3under when I was already moving from “intuitive” aiming to “split vision”. It took me an hour to adjust - I still shoot longbows using split fingers though.
I find that pretty amazing. Somehow your mind must know what's in your hand. I'm a little worried that under pressure I won't know what I'm shooting... and revert. My first daily shots on unmarked bag targets at unknown distances have been good though, so that's encouraging.
Mouse, you don't shoot unknown distance when you learn / accommodate with something new like a tab. You shoot 20 yards (or whatever distance you feel comfortable) until you are confident - aka until all your arrows group at 20 yards. Some groups might be tighter, some less, but you don't move from that fix KNOWN distance before you know "you can hit it". Confidence counts way more than some think, and how to build it is not taught. Build it from KNOWN distance. And put a dot on the target, your intention is to hit where you look at with your new tab. If you are aiming instinctive, that dot is important. You can do "blank bale" once you start to refine your release with 3 under tab, when your confidence is there already.
OK...I do exactly that for the most part. Usually they group fairly well but I'm still shooting low overall going to 3 under. This makes sense. The way I'm looking at it is left/right misses are mostly form related; up/down misses could be form but most likely adjusting to the 3 under change. It seems to be that I come to my aim and still have to bump it up a bit to be on. Eventually this bump part will cease I assume. I never got the using the arrow tip part to work. Still do it with arrow at subconscious attention for trajectory. For windage a little more conscious awareness of where it is pointed. I'm quite happy doing it this way.