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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Backyard Olympics

Last weekend, our friend Allison taught us how to shoot a compound bow. I’ve never done this before and apparently my technique left something to be desired.

Here’s Jenny trying it.

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Here’s what I left looking like. It's so purple that it's almost pretty. I managed to actually break the plastic guard I was luckily wearing at the time. I can’t imagine what this would look like if I hadn’t been wearing it.

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Though, I did manage to hit the target with all but the last arrow. So, yay me.

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So, here’s your take home lesson. Make sure to keep your bow holding arm slightly bent and out of the way of the twanging cables if and when you ever try shooting a compound bow.

And you thought this blog only provided tips on crafts and cooking.

2 comments:

Stephanie D. said...

Well, I don't know how I've lived so long without this tidbit of information! lol

Nasty bruise!

Maggieliz said...

Long time reader of your blog - you're awesome, and I'm really thrilled about your Goddess pendants.

To the point here - congratulations on the archery, though I have a suggestion.

With your arm extended (no bow - just stick your hand out and fake it) flair your shoulderblade out. This will keep your arm locked and extended, but that poor bruised abused bit of arm will rotate somewhat clockwise and to the left....

Try it at your desk, and see if you can make it happen. I promise - it's possible, and really really handy.