Say what about the next challenge?

So here is a little hint from the man himself Travis “T-Bone” Turner and a qoute from his article in Easton bowhuting about The Mind of an Archer.

What do you think will be the next challenge? Bet ya can’t guess!

“The subconscious mind is like a child. It learns from experience. I like to break my shot down without worrying about aiming. I will blind-bale shoot at 5-yards and only focus on form and making the perfect shot. (Let me clarify, I’m not really blind-bale shooting because I keep my eyes open, but I place a piece of tape over my sight so I am not focused on aiming.) You want to be careful here, because you are instilling habits into your muscle memory, and habits can be good and bad. Make sure you have a solid understanding of proper archery form. 

I go as far as to make sure my stance is shoulder-width apart, so I’m keeping the weight over the top of my hips. Once I come to full draw, I want a slight bend (Not bent, not hyperextended either) in my elbow and settle into my anchor points. I expand my chest and use back tension to hold the bow at full draw while I aim. This relaxes all the other muscles of the upper body and is more stable. I pretend I am mashing a ball between my shoulder blades. When releasing an arrow, I always pull through the shot. I don’t want to become static on the release or collapse on the shot. I want to always pull through it.” 

~T-Bone, Bone Collector

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18.1 10 Yard Mini 3 Spot Challenge

It’s that time of the year again!!!!! Sub freezing temps, late season archery hunting, indoor archery season, shed season around the corner, and OAC shooting challenges begin!

In typical OAC fashion we start of with a volume of arrows, throw in some wrinkles, reinforce positive shooting habits and give big points right up front!

Remember our video requirements must be followed and from 10 yards it should be no issue. Target and archery in view of camera at all times. Judgement will be made by me if video does not comply to these rules if it must be reshot. Sample video from 8th & Tine coming soon.

YOU MUST USE SAME TARGET FOR ALL 30 ARROWS OR IF A NEW TARGET IS REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING END MUST BE SHOT ON LIVE FEED, THAT TARGET MUST BE USED FROM THAT POINT FORWARD.

The first challenge of 2018 is a 10 yard mini 3 Spot shooting challenge. Compeitors will download the 10 yard 3 Spot target (8.5X11″) and shoot a 300 round or 10 ends of 3 arrows over the next two months.

Duration – January – February 2018 (2 months)

Format – 10 – 3 arrow ends

Video – 3 shots per

Points – Total possible 300 30X

Steps:

1. download colored or black and white target

2. Verify 10 yard distance with range finder or tape measure on video.

3. Shoot/Score first end ( ex: X – X – 10) in hand written scoring grid on target.

Scoring Rings: X-10-9-8-7-6

4. Take a pic of any close arrow and post it to comments of each video. This is to aid in calling .

5. Post all videos to the same post if possible. When you post original video post remaining ends to the comments of that video so they are all on the same post.

Points Opportunities:

Live Feed Bonus: +20 Points (1 time bonus – minimum one end)

Attempt Points: : +10 Points (Must finish all 10 ends to earn)

Scores arrows: All scored points will count.

Target: Download Here

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_5YmFTJE0_BLPEPqDa9kg8iRdGnePGTb

Likewise don’t forget to read up on the Points Validation Protocol