Charene Herrera TSM

Things not to do while shooting a longbow. In all honesty you can actually learn to use your bow without hurting yourself but this is why you wear an arm guard.

Longbow shooting is a bit different then even the traditional re-curve. You can actually shoot better and more accurate with a re-curve but of course I don't want it to be easy.

I also found out that I needed to maybe tighten up my string a bit too which helped with it not hitting my arm. I feel like this picture doesn't do the bruise justice but hey nothing wrong with some war wounds.

Some things not to while shooting are:

1. Do not forget your arm guard, and having a good one is important. 

2. Holding your bow straight on instead of tilting it a bit is not good, tilting it helps with that string staying away from your arm. 

Here is a video that one of the ladies from the Tradbow Tuesdays group made. So much fun and glad they invited me.

 

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    The Love of the Longbow