With all the cancelled competitions and limited activities brought on by the COVID pandemic, at least we have time to practice and get our gear tuned up for the 2021 season.
I’m currently breaking in a new rig including a Hoyt Xceed with Velos limbs and Easton tapered RX7-23 shafts. This is also my first experience with 3-under shooting.
As with any training program, it is important to begin slowly and gradually increase training time and arrow count to avoid sports injuries. Archery is one of those sports where “too much too soon” can result in painful tendon injuries similar to tennis elbow.
After decades of split-finger barebow instinctive and gap shooting with Black Widows, I’m now entering the arena of barebow competition with a Hoyt Xceed with Velos limbs. This is also my first experience with 3-under shooting.
The advantage of 3-under shooting is that the graduated tab can be used like an adjustable rear sight on a rifle or pistol. By string walking or “crawling” up and down the string the archer can establish a different hold point for each distance, while also aiding aiming by bringing the arrow higher and closer to eye level.
If the 3-under tab contributes to the “rear sight” then the arrow tip is the front sight. The arrow point can be held on the intended target of on the 6 o’clock position.