Insight On My Sight

I have received some questions and comments about my sight lately, so I thought I would explain things further. Yes, I know it's upside down and backwards, but trust me, there's a method to this madness ;)

Last year I started shooting at 50 meters, and I couldn't get my arrows to fly that far. My sight was bottomed out. And, instead of trying to aim higher on the target or off the target, my coach had me turn my sight around. This, gave me the leeway to move my sight accordingly.

Now, I'm shooting at 60 meters, and that's even further. My bow weight is 24 lbs, still not enough to shoot with my sight right side up. We are gradually moving my bow weight up, and want to take the time doing so because of my back. I want to get rid of the arch in my back before we increase the weight even further. This is to prevent injury, and I definitely don't want to have a back injury at my age. I have long term goals. 

You will most likely see me shooting with my sight set up this way for a while. Even indoors, as my coach would like. It's easier to keep track of my sight and clicker markings. Plus, I have a place where I can go and practice at 60 meters indoors. So, having to change back and forth, would be more of a hassle than anything. 

I hope this clarifies things, and if you have any questions about my equipment, shooting techniques or anything archery, please feel free to ask :) 

Here are some of my equipment specs to date:

Riser: Hoyt Horizon
Limbs: SF Elite Fibre/Foam 24 lbs
Sight: Axcel Achieve RXL

July 16, 2016

So far my summer has been going pretty good. I have been shooting double 720's for Canadian Ranking/Scoring and have been to another TOP Training Camp session in Caledon. 

At TOP, I got to work with Coach Dick Tone. He helped me with my hand positioning with keeping them in sync with each other. He also helped me with my back and shoulders. It's now easier for me to pull back.  Our next TOP camp is in Salt Lake City, UT next month. Can't wait to learn more and shoot with Canada's top athletes :) 

 Got some practice in after the JP2 OneRun.
Working on my form and technique from what Dick Tone taught me. 
Videos were shot of me inside shooting from 5 yards. We've had heat warnings the past week, so mom has had me practice inside.

One of the training exercises Dick Tone had us try out at the TOP camp in Caledon.

Paul, my personal trainer, has me doing these planks to help build up my core strength and back. I do these every morning after I wake up and at night before I go to bed.