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    I'm kinda with Barry, it almost looks like you're over-extending your bow arm, and it seems you may be leaning backwards a tad, both indicators of being a bit long on draw length. Your anchor points look good though. See if you can get a side shot head to toe, and we'll be able to tell for sure.
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    About like all have said; I first pic, 7/29, is showing bow are hyper extended, bow shoulder appears high, anchor too low and leaning back. So lots of; draw length of bow is too long. Note; pic 1 seems to show your bow forearm going down, indicating elbow out instead of the norm 45 degree down.

    Pic 2, 8/01; Looking gooder. String almost touching the nose and crossing corner of mouth is almost the said perferred align thing. Pic not all the good for seeing, but hint of bow arm still not right. Like to have pic of bow arm, you, shoulder all the way out to and including hand to grip and a full length pic, your stance and all....

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    Well, all that chatter was funny. Remember your body should look like a lower case "t". I see a lean as well.
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    I'll see if I can get some head to toe shots tomorrow. Not to complicate things, but I recently bought a 4 finger release but hadn't really used it yet as I've been focusing on getting the new Martin set up. I'm thinking that while I'm making these adjustments it would be a good time to phase it in. Any advice on what changes I'll need to make or adjustments to my anchor point? Etc. I shot with it once and my groups were about 6" high and right (I'm a lefty). My hand will turn 90 degrees with a handheld, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighter42 View Post
    I'll see if I can get some head to toe shots tomorrow. Not to complicate things, but I recently bought a 4 finger release but hadn't really used it yet as I've been focusing on getting the new Martin set up. I'm thinking that while I'm making these adjustments it would be a good time to phase it in. Any advice on what changes I'll need to make or adjustments to my anchor point? Etc. I shot with it once and my groups were about 6" high and right (I'm a lefty). My hand will turn 90 degrees with a handheld, correct?
    Any change can change shot placement, so no big deal. Thumb release, I take it? If so, no, your hand should be about 45 degrees. Anchor is usually first and second knuckles of hand at corner of jaw and jaw bone splitting the first and second fingers. This gives something of a bone to bone anchor and easily repeatable. Don't force, you want natural. Don't anchor too far back or a tendency to roll the hand may come about, keep fingers to the jaw line and you'll be okay. And then it's just getting use to and making any fine adjustments. Hand same way if going with a hinge.

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    Yes, welcome firefighter; nice, helpful folks here. Glad you posted pics as proper anchor has been plaguing me too. Would like to see some that were 'right'.

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