View Full Version : Bow is jumping (kicking) my arrows to the left.

Bobbie Robertson
02-22-2012, 11:35 AM
I try to not grab or squeeze the grip but I NEED control tips for my release, or follow through. I am right handed.

02-22-2012, 11:43 AM
It sounds like one of two things to me. Either you have some fletching contact, or you are torqueing the bow. The way I check fletching contact is to put lipstick (BRIGHT RED) on the vanes of an arrow, then shoot it. It'll leave a red mark anywhere it is hitting. Other guys will cover the arrow shelf area in foot powder, then shoot. Look for marks in the powder. If that's not the case and it is torque, to kick an arrow left, it sounds like you are torqueng the bow to the right. Just try moving it slightly in and out on your hand. Most likely slightly in will stop the problem. The riser should go straight up and down the meaty part of your palm, just inside your thumb. the rest of the hand should be at roughly a 45 degree angle to the riser. (Check you knuckles for this 45 angle). The one thing you don't want to do is actually grab the bow. It should basically "float" in your hand, and the pressure of drawing back is what keeps it there.

02-22-2012, 12:16 PM
I try to not grab or squeeze the grip but I NEED control tips for my release, or follow through. I am right handed.

also check you cable slide rod and make sure it is tight and not split anyplace,go through your bow from top to bottom and make sure every screw,nut,bolt is tight.how is your rest set up.is it centered

Bobbie Robertson
02-22-2012, 02:59 PM
For a few days will be very accurate but as I learn and try different techniques I begin to loose accuracy.

P.S. I am wanting to make my own strings and I am wondering about perfecting twisting and tuning of strings and cams. ANY GOOD RESOURCES OUT THERE?

02-22-2012, 03:27 PM
Everytime you change something in form (be it grip, anchor point, whatever) it takes your body a few hundred shots to ingrain that change into your habits. So it sounds like you need to do some blank-baling; stand 5 or so feet from your target, and start practicing form and follow-through. It even helps to just put some burlap or something over the target so you don't feel the need to aim at a spot. Might even close your eyes and just practice stance, form, release, and followthrough. It'll help you teach yourself to do the same things the same way everytime. :)

02-22-2012, 06:30 PM
i made me a little arrow , put the vanes in line with the cables so i could see what kind of clearence i am getting. even if you have good clearence and torque or grab the bow at the shot vanes could still hit the cables if i can post a pic of my little arrow , will try5747