Definition of “Traditional Techniques”

When I say “traditional techniques,” I mean the way we learned at summer camp: Stand with your shoulder to the target with your feet shoulder-width apart, draw the string back smoothly, close one eye, imagine a line down the shaft of the arrow, release a breath, then release. However, I am interested if anyone else learned differently.

About Drotticus

I am a student at Baylor University interested in pursuing a career in ministry. I enjoy learning foreign languages. One of my greatest loves is archery, which I have pursued from a very young age.
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4 Responses to Definition of “Traditional Techniques”

  1. Luke Calvert says:

    I was taught to use an “instinctive” technique, where you focus on the target and pretend as if you’re pointing your finger at the spot where you want the arrow to go. Less pinpoint accurate than the traditional technique, but with some practice, it enables you to fire consistently without long drawn out periods of time wasted “aiming”.

    • Drotticus says:

      I did try to shoot in this manner until I figured out that I could actually peer down the shaft (shooting a recurve, of course). I like the concept though. It seems…more pure.

  2. Edward Theodore Willowstein says:

    I was trained to fire a bow while laying prone to give better stability. This is an advanced technique however and I am unsure that a novice like Mr. Calvert could understand.

  3. RobinHood says:

    instinctive shooting is like throwing rocks. you don’t aim you just do it.

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