On this page you will learn about the Transfer and Hold step, which is the seventh basic archery step of the shot sequence.
In this step you will learn how to transfer the draw weight of the bow from your arms and shoulders to your back muscles.
This important archery step will allow you to use the alignment of your bone and joints to hold the bow weight more efficiently.
Transferring the draw weight of the bow to the back muscles also helps you to be more stable and "firm up" your anchor.
While this is among the hardest steps to perform for new archers, it is also one of the most important steps to master if you hope to achieve consistent performance.
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Before you begin the Transfer and Hold step you should check the following...
• Bow Arm: Is your elbow rotated so the inside joint of the elbow is pointing straight up and down?
• Shoulders: Both shoulders should be down.
• Grip: If you find it necessary to reposition your grip hand you should carefully let-down and begin the process over.
• Is your drawing hand forearm parallel with the arrow shaft?
• Is your weight evenly distributed on both feet?
• Is your anchor position correct and hand pressed firmly against the side of your face?
The transfer and hold step is difficult to understand and even more difficult to perform for the newly initiated archer.
Like any sport, archery can have its frustrations. Approach this step slow and easy and focus on the process.
It is helpful to focus on a few additional key points...
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