Nick's Archery: Anchor Point

Nick's Archery: Anchor Point



what's going on guys welcome back to another video from Nick's archery my name is Nick and I hope you've had a good week and ever even better weekend it is currently Friday and I am on the outdoor range at the Perot arches I thought I'd just take the time today to talk a bit about anchor points and I'm going to go through in this video the basics of anchor points how to find one and maybe a few different variations in my progressions that I've gone through with my anchor so without further ado let's get started so when it comes to anchor points the first thing we should be asking ourselves is what is an anchor point and the most basic form an anchor point is is the relationship between your release hand and a part of your face now you want to try and find a part of it a so that you feel comfortable with coming back to draw and coming in every time now if a rake over its is going to be coming under and here it's really just finding that spot in your face that you can come back to and find that same spot and consistently get that same release every time now what I say in an tree is it doesn't matter on technique good or bad or whatever it's all about having good consistency doing the same thing every single time and having a good anchor point really sets you up and is vital to give you that consistency in our tree now how you how you start how you find that is this going to be more for a compounder shooter than it is for recovery so I'll go through the first thing you should start with is your release a lot of people don't know how to hold their release or even how to shoot one really you've got two kind of releases when it comes to archery you got your trigger and you get your back tension now when you hold your release I see a lot of people holding around it and they're gripping it like like that and what you want to start with your release is holding it vertical like this getting your hands flat like that and a good start to holding a release is just starting with the first line of knuckles just curl them in so your first line of knuckles is here these second long knuckles is here hand still stays flat don't don't bend it in don't pin it up so your wrist is flat so fern first robbed your knuckles is on this side second rows on this sides almost making a square with your knuckles when you do that with your release it almost sits perfect in that groove when you have all those what you wanted to try to do is avoid going all right wrap around because then you see how to have that straight moment my wrist is bent out all the way out here but if I had it's flat it's gone way out there so always try hand flat just curl around keep it nice and relaxed and just sit it up in that groove and you have you have it this is a full finger arm trigger release you can use a three just by bringing that back weave in just want to use a to bring it back like that but you'll find that every time in every any release hand held release that you have you have this little groove here between your index finger and your middle finger and that is a good starting point of where to place now when it comes to activating your release stick there's a lot of variations and especially between trigger back tensions and all these follow throughs that you have and this is this is what really sets you up for having a good follow-through shot now what you want to be able to do especially would trigger a lot of people like to come back and you found your draw along and they and they just press the button nothing happens really there's no follow-through that should flow through your body because you've got a lot of tension on your body when your full draw if you let it click and drop all all that energy is gonna go straight back into the bow and something is gonna kick off so what you want to do is when you draw back your bow you want to keep pulling through the shot you want to imagine trying to go through your draw line so if you're here in your jaw line you want to pretend that you're trying to release off your draw line off your jaw so off you draw so when you come back and go to it go to your jaw line you want to make sure you don't just click that button what you want to be able to do is wrap your thumb around that button and then with the third finger here you want to just slowly pull that pull pull pull pull and it goes off think about archery is you'd never want to anticipate your shot because you anticipate you're gonna throw it off you're going to talk it off you're gonna have left's rights up stands and then you're gonna get you're gonna go mental so you always want to be relaxed wrap that finger around the trigger third finger comes in and just slowly pull Paul Paul Paul Paul when it goes off you want to either let that float in in the 10 you don't want to just go in the middle of time and punch it that's what we call punching is just doing that so coming back release to your face wrap your finger around the trigger and then just pulling back pulling back you also want to pull back with your elbow as well as the third finger if you if not just the elbow anyway so coming back wrap your finger around the trigger put a little bit of pressure on it but not too much that it goes and put a little bit of pressure but not enough that it actually goes so pull back anchor wrap finger around and elbow see how my elbows almost moving backwards and moving back moving back moving back pressure pressure pressure pressure goes you want that surprise when it comes to this now when when you've got a hinge release it's a bit tricky you don't have that trigger to wrap around because what a what a hinge release is is basically a hook that connects to a moon that deals with the rotation so it rotates now when it comes to this there's so many ways you can activate it the one main way that I would suggest at least start off with you can change it in the future and I always suggest to people always play with the anchor points because you never know what works for you now and then what works for you later so coming back same thing I mean to anchor finding that draw line let the safety off and you want to do that nearly the same things you did with trigger just relaxing click and just point through the shot it's going to be easier on a kyndra list and then a trigger to meaning how you've set it up you just want to come back come over there and relax relax relax does now when it comes to a good anger point I do get asked a lot what's the biggest tip you can ever give someone for getting a good anchor point the biggest tip is finding your own anchor point changing it evolving it always trying new different things to get that same position every time you want to feel comfortable between your release and your face and your release hand to be able to shoot off all the time now one thing I do get us is what kind of angles do you do do you do flat do you straight up all this or that and that it's very different for every single Archer where you want to put it I've seen a lot of archers shoot flat and then shoot ends out I have seen a lot of archers shoot way up here with a full finger straight on the ear and they shoot ends all day it doesn't matter really as long as you can do the same thing and you can tune it okay to tune your anchor point in to yourself not to other people take suggestions in it and try and put them into action but you never you never want to try and copy someone else you can try their way but find your own way in your anchor point because it's all about your specific unique way in your style that you shoot when you have it now when I shoot and my angle my angle is actually the same angle as my front arm or my front hand so 45 degree at 45 degree on my front hand when I come up the draw I actually copy the same angle so when I come back it's the same angle as my front hand that way I create less talk because I have a thing for talking a lot so I have to try and get less talk as much as I can now back when I first started I actually shot my trigger release here a lot and I used to shoot very flat like this but like flat as I could get it and I came running my drawing wasn't up at all and I shot alright with it it was comfortable back then not anymore it's not but you learn to evolve when it when you when you get more archery more into it and you learn more things when I used to shoot flat I had a bit of trouble letting it float because I didn't have more things on my face or less the less touch you have on your face the less point of references you have so all the point of references you have is your anchor your front hand and maybe your tipping your nose if you're touching your string but you know you got all these fingers here that you can use to actually get more point of reference the more you turn up you can actually get more surface area on your face to be able to be more consistent and even maybe even steadier in some cases I can't actually get my fourth finger on my face I can't at the moment but if when I'm drawn back on the lie by I can't actually get my fourth finger because I'm not actually I can't actually get turned my shoulder that far up and it all depends on different people and their flexibility my flexibility is in that great when it comes to my back shot I can only get following my – and there may be my third ups sometimes but you learn to work with you with the drawings you know try here try there you know ink you know between your anchor point you've got drawings as well now try it here for maybe a week and maybe try back here for a week try it here for a week if you're a recur the same thing don't ever release but you know you can come under you can come over here here wherever you want just remember one thing when it comes to ink it is unique to you not to anyone else it is always something that can only be yours as a style there's no technically a wrong way of having an anchor point as long as you can do it consistently enough to get that grouping that you need down that right so I hope these videos help you guys out with your anchor point on how to find it just in summary and just make sure that you you come back to that same point anything you change will change down on that range as well as your boat because if you change a draw length you gonna have to play the P part as well so everything changes when you change here but make sure you have plenty of play was where you wanted to have it different releases different anchor points everything that you need I hope you've enjoyed the video hope that's helped if you do have any questions please comment down below and I will answer them this is Nick from Dick's artery I'll see you next time

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