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#3055372 - 11/29/12 04:05 PM Re: Shoot open hand or closed hand ? [Re: WRbowhunter]
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Mud Dauber
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I allow for a natural curl. I don't claim to be a archery expert, but as a musician, I can tell you that, in order to hold your fingers open, it requires tension. As tension is the opposite of relaxation, I do not see how that is a good thing. That being said, there are people who hold their hand open that shoot much better than me.
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#3055397 - 11/29/12 04:21 PM Re: Shoot open hand or closed hand ? [Re: Poser]
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When I mentioned open hand , I do have my fingers relaxed and slightly curled, not straight . However , placement of the hand on the grip and wrist position is paramount to reducing torque . You can torque a bow with an open hand with improper hand placement or wrist movement .
Try this when practicing , draw back to full draw with an open hand , then move your wrist and watch the cables . You will see them moving . This is a sure sign of grip torque .
Proper hand placement and reducing wrist movement will also reduce grip torque . Being consistent with proper hand placement will make a huge difference in consistent shooting .
Hand pressure on the grip from a low wrist position , and medium and high wrist will alter your shots as well .
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#3055830 - 11/29/12 08:18 PM Re: Shoot open hand or closed hand ? [Re: Radar]
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Open hand with fingers curled very lightly touching the front of the grip.
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#3056587 - 11/30/12 09:49 AM Re: Shoot open hand or closed hand ? [Re: TheAirMan]
FULLDRAWXX75
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 Originally Posted By: TheAirMan
Open hand with fingers curled very lightly touching the front of the grip.



ditto

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#3056601 - 11/30/12 09:58 AM Re: Shoot open hand or closed hand ? [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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open handed
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#3056959 - 11/30/12 01:45 PM Re: Shoot open hand or closed hand ? [Re: Smoked]
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The hand should not be open or closed it should just be. The muscles in the hand should be completely relaxed. The bow grip should sit in the depression between your thumb pad and the structure of the palm. The area that separates the meaty part of the thumb base and the rest of the palm makes a cradle that can be repeated every time. That is where accuracy will come from. It is about repeatabiity.
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#3076300 - 12/12/12 05:27 PM Re: Shoot open hand or closed hand ? [Re: Hoss]
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Three fingers loosley closed, bow resting in the fork between thumb and forefinger.
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#3077557 - 12/13/12 02:05 PM Re: Shoot open hand or closed hand ? [Re: bowriter]
deerhunter10
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Open in the crease of my hand
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#3077727 - 12/13/12 04:12 PM Re: Shoot open hand or closed hand ? [Re: Poser]
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
I allow for a natural curl. I don't claim to be a archery expert, but as a musician, I can tell you that, in order to hold your fingers open, it requires tension. As tension is the opposite of relaxation, I do not see how that is a good thing. That being said, there are people who hold their hand open that shoot much better than me.


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#3077752 - 12/13/12 04:51 PM Re: Shoot open hand or closed hand ? [Re: StalkingWolf]
Radar
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 Originally Posted By: StalkingWolf
 Originally Posted By: Poser
I allow for a natural curl. I don't claim to be a archery expert, but as a musician, I can tell you that, in order to hold your fingers open, it requires tension. As tension is the opposite of relaxation, I do not see how that is a good thing. That being said, there are people who hold their hand open that shoot much better than me.


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As a guitar player and archer , I see NO correlation between playing my guitar and holding my bow .
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