View Full Version : String Walking

05-21-2009, 01:03 PM
I watched a competitor, using a traditional bow, use a method he called "string walking" to establish his nocking point. He counted the stitches in his finger tab (10 stitches down to establish a neutral nocking point) and then added a stitch for every ten yards to distance to the target. Veeery slow, but he scored a 292 !

05-21-2009, 01:31 PM
I have wanted to try it but have yet to do so. I use the point of the arrow as a reference, and judge the distance above or below the spot based on estimated distance. I assume string walking would also change the point gap to target spot, if you were looking at it before the shot. But I have not tried it. It makes me wonder it it would look the same. hmmmmm, now I have some work to do.

05-21-2009, 02:32 PM
In Masters of the Barebow II, Ty Pelfrey explains in great detail what string walking is all about. He describes the similarities of the pin sights placed out in front of a typical compound bow and the yardage stitch marks made on his tab.