Calling The Shot…And Hitting The Spot – “The Solution” Is Easy
“They Call Me GreyArcher…”
The biggest passion I’ve had for the better part of my life is Traditional Archery…with a CATCH. I am a True Instinctive archer, so i am one of a very rare species among archers and my goal is to teach EVERYONE who wants to shoot like i do. The only thing you need is patience ! Here’s in short my “traditional archery history” and how I came to ONLY wanting to shoot instinctively…
I started like most with a compound bow back in 1991. On the lower limb it said it was 45-60lbs, so I cranked the limb bolts al the way in ! But whatever I tried the Arrows just did’t fly straight. So I put on a 4 inch overdraw (quite common back then) so I could cut my arrows down to about 26 inches. I was using 2117 or 2315 Easton Game Getters aluminium shafts…much later I found out that the bow was set at 82 lbs. That was kind of a shock…I never checked after cranking it up all the way.
Very soon I took of al the gadgets, sight and stuff and started my path down the Instinctive way and NEVER looked back since.
After a short while I got me a recurve 60lbs Martin Lynx. VERY heavy draw and stacked like Crazy, but man the aluminium riser was insanely Accurate. And MAN…I was HOOKED and my 25 year (2016) long archery story to traditional archery started.
After a few years I got me a REALLY expensive custom traditional recurve bow from BigHorn. I Was never quite happy with it, because the High grip never suited me at all. But it worked ! Then the handle broke after some 7 Years and i got me a cheaper traditional recurve bow. These first 7 Years I shot 7 days a week. My arm and fingers ached so badly I could hardly sleep, but hey… I was a “young man” and it passed after a while.
Those Years was very much about finding out everything about bows and Arrows by trial and error. But I learned everything there was to know about traditional and compound bows ! And then my greatest journey to “Perfection” started…what and how to get the presicion and especially the consistency (shooting instinctively) I was looking for.