Bows have evolved. They have gotten faster, more efficient and lighter than ever before. With every new improvement in bow technology a wave of new tuning requirements arise. As a professional shooter I earn my paycheck from being able to understand and adapt to the new equipment. Tuning has become an everyday thought that passes through my mind. How can we make it better? What can I do to change it? Is there something I’m overlooking that is right in front of me? These kinds of questions are how new product comes to fruition and how problems are solved.
Before I dive into this article, I want to start with a simple thank you to everyone who has reached out to me over this past week. As many of you know, I live about 15 minutes due north of Panama City Beach. Hurricane Michael hit this past week and I can promise you that what you see on television and in pictures doesn’t even compare to the actual thing. We were extremely fortunate that our house remained intact. With entire towns being wiped out, places that I grew up in, you can’t take anything for granted. The most important thing is that our family and friends are okay. The support we have received from those in the archery community has been overwhelming, with many opening their homes to us if need be. We are truly blessed to be able to be a part of a community like this and have made the friends we have.
Pro staffer Tyler Marlow is back this week with another great Shooting Better with Tyler installment. This week, he's focusing on dialing in your anchor points and sight picture.
I’m not even going to lie to you. This past season when I went to Seven Springs for the OPA shoot I was riding that struggle bus hard. After I had moved to Texas last September, I started going out all of the time and neglected the gym. Coming off a good year in 2017 when I only left the top 10 twice, and made a few shoot downs, I let myself go physically whereas I had been going to the gym three times a week before I moved. I was extremely out of shape, and that not only affected my physical capabilities with shooting, but it also made it to where I was on more of a mental grind to get through a round.