Post by Rick Barbee on Oct 11, 2018 19:47:33 GMT -6
I'm not going to lie. I practiced this shot on an empty uncharged bottle for 3 afternoons about an hour each. I had a lot of misses, but they were near misses, and I beat the snot out of that bottle on a lot of the shots, but could not puncture it due to the field point shoulders, and the angle the arrows were coming in. The bottle is just to light weight to keep from pushing away.
I'm pretty good at holding a vertical line, and have always been good at envisioning an imaginary spot to shoot at.
Once I figured out the particulars (including using different points), I knew I could get it done in just a few shots, and even my misses would be close & in the video, so I charged up a new bottle, and gave er a go.
Post by Rick Barbee on Oct 13, 2018 12:00:12 GMT -6
There has been a few folks asking just exactly how I aimed for this shot.
In this picture, the blue dot represents the level the bottle was setting in my vision, and the green dot represents where I was looking, and pointing/aiming the arrow. Yep, way up there.
Like I said in an earlier post, I practiced the shot on three different afternoons for about one hour each.
On the first afternoon I tried several different aiming methods: I started with Gaping off the riser, and switched my 3 under hold anchor from index finger at corner of mouth to an under the chin anchor, and even shot split finger that way some.
It didn't take me long (first afternoon) to realize I was most confident, comfortable, and consistently accurate with my normal 3 under hold, and anchoring index finger at the corner of my mouth/nose on the fletch, and simply aiming with the arrow tip, and aiming it high.
At that point it was only a matter of figuring out how high to hold, and practice steadily holding that vertical line at that height.
There's nothing to reference in that sky, so it all boiled down to seeing the vertical line in my imagination, and seeing an imaginary spot in the sky to aim at along that vertical line.
It was fun (very fun) to do from the start of the practicing/learning all the way to the conclusion. I can tell already, that my shooting has improved at the closer distances a little bit.