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Anchor Point

May 17, 2017

** No archery class this Friday May 19th
Closed for the Victoria Day Long weekend **

The only effective way to shoot well every single time is with a solid and consistent anchor position.

If your anchor is different for each shot, your arrow will impact the target at different locations even if you had the same point of aim with each shot.

Some archers are afraid of the bowstring being to close to the face and consequently they cannot achieve a consistent anchor position. I call this a floating-anchor which is actually an oxymoron. An anchor simply cannot float and be effective at the same time…so for our purposes the term floating-anchor is very applicable. Make a mental note of where you position your index finger near the side of your mouth until you find a comfortable place that you will use every time you anchor.

Here is a picture of what my anchor point looks like … You can see the tip of my nose is one, the string on the corner of my month is two and my two big knuckles behind my jaw is the third. I have three solid actor points that I go to consistently. Make sure you know yours!


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