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    Geezer Wake Up Call

    At my age (pushing 72 years old) is a pretty hard push. Bones and joints needing some of that Florida sunshine, mind and muscles are suffering from 3D withdrawals, practice rounds showing a need for lots of work and my interest is fading fast. Guess the best thing would be to make it on down south in about a month, and start my winter training program to prepare for the 2014 Master Geezer Championship and Gainesville Pro/Am. Sorry if this geezer warning causes all you hotshot 12 shooting geezers any discomfort or loss of sleep, but just thought it better not to spring such information on you all sudden like, but I will be there.....Claude
    What's muscle memory? At my age, I it's hard to remember having muscles, or memory.

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    Don't hafta wake me up I'm always "en garde'" !!! I will be starting my preparation (not H either) this weekend. Ya know Clawed y'all don't hafta push that 72 cause it'll come whether ya push it er not --- I'm justa couple months shy maself. Bein only 6 miles north a Florida seems ta me we share the same sunshine --- feels good don't it !!! I'm fixin ta have ma bow perty tricked out in time fer Newberry.

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    so, Clawed, how's the new back tension working out? is the padgett method still working for you? i think maybe i need to make some changes and that might be one of them.

    i tried shooting with both eyes open the other day...what a comedy of errors that turned out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlosii View Post
    so, Clawed, how's the new back tension working out? is the padgett method still working for you? i think maybe i need to make some changes and that might be one of them.

    i tried shooting with both eyes open the other day...what a comedy of errors that turned out to be.
    Good idea there Carlosii. Maybe I should try shooting with my eyes open, for shooting with them closed sure doesn't seem to be very good as far as making my groups any smaller. Can't seem to find arrows that miss the target.
    Oh, the Padgett method has caused me to quit shooting groups, as he said I would. Destroyed so many arrows that it was getting expensive, so now shoot different spots.
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    What's muscle memory? At my age, I it's hard to remember having muscles, or memory.

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    I hear ya on that shootin with both eyes open stuff Carlos --- my wife started doing it about 8 or 9yrs ago, and it worked out well for her --- I then tried it, and didn't know if I was going to hit the bag or not from shot to shot. I felt like I was shootin cross-eyed like a cricket.

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    Had a friend of mine, come by the other day and asked me why I still shoot a wrist strap instead of trying all of the back tension releases that every body else keeps trying I told him they r still looking for what I have already found (just saying)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Older View Post
    Had a friend of mine, come by the other day and asked me why I still shoot a wrist strap instead of trying all of the back tension releases that every body else keeps trying I told him they r still looking for what I have already found (just saying)
    can't argue with success....but how do you sleep with that thing strapped on like that?

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    Each shooter should use whatever works best for him/her. For many years I shot a wrist caliper release for both hunting and 3D. Then, along came target panic, and I couldn't shake it. I then switched to a BT --- TRU Ball Sweetspot 4-Spot when it first came out, and have been using it for both hunting and 3D ever since. Another thing about using a certain BT release is that you can gain draw length over use of the much longer wrist caliper type release --- just sayin'.

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    Use a red neck repair kit (duck tape it down)

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    What is a target panic does the target say boo r (something)

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