Monday, March 23, 2009

Archery or Cycling?

What do I prefer? Archery or Cycling? Well I love to do both but my strongest point is Archery, yes I could build my own bicycle from scratch. I could also dismantle my compound bow and put it together within 1/2 hours plus tuning. I also can coach archery. So which one? The thing I love about cycling that I could travel to the place normal people does not go, swim in unpolluted streams and breath the sweet smell of fresh air no pressure at all. Saturday after a few weeks without cycling 4 of us Bro Jinggo, Bro Zack, Bro Dzul and me decided to cycle to Samy's new bicycle shop. The ride clock 45km for me. On the way back I decide to break away from the group and cycle back home alone.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Archery weekend

No cycling this pass 2 weeks due to rain and not feeling that well. Request by an archer to coach her shooting new Hoyt RM11k compound bow set. So this week I had a job to coach a new student.
1st job is to build self confidence for her to pull a +-40pound bow. Teach her how to use a mechanical release and how to shoot at the target butt. The first time she try to shoot the bow is a nightmare for her. She accidentally trigger the release and misses the target and the bow string hit her in the arm. So my job is to make sure the string did not hit her arm again. The list of technique to teach.
1. Change the stance from close to open stance.
2. Change the release to hand strap so that she got more confidence to draw the bow.
3. Let her decide when to release, no pressure from me.

Well she miss a few more time but the string did not hit her arm like before. After trying the bow and I also miss the target butt I realize that the bow is not set-up properly. After some adjustment she manage to hit the target and she have more confidence to draw the bow.
continue next week more on shooting form.......