Preparing for Indoor Spot League

Stowe Archers Indoor Range

This morning, I woke up bright and early with the intention of heading over to Stowe Archers. The plan was to knock a little of the rust off of my shooting and get a Pool Score on the books for the upcoming Stowe Archers Indoor 450 LeagueOpens in a new tab..

When I walked down the stairs and looked through my living room window – I was a bit surprised to see an inch of snow on the ground. Worse yet, the road outside of my house looked like it hadn’t been touched. I knew that the steep hill leading to the clubhouse may be a bit troublesome but I didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to do a little shooting.

About halfway to the club, I found myself sliding sideways down a back country road. I was about to double back and head home but I had told the Stowe Archers S3DAOpens in a new tab. Team that I would open up the club if anyone wanted to shoot. The last thing I wanted to do was disappoint one of the kids if they showed up with a shiny new Christmas present.

I made it to the club without any additional issues, headed inside, and turned on the furnace. After a few minutes, I had all my gear unpacked and began to warm-up. My first few shots were incredibly frustrating. Arrows were hitting wide left and I couldn’t seem to correct the issue without moving my sight.

I spent several ends chasing arrows with my sight before realizing that the issue was my form. It has been a while since I’ve shot last and my posture, anchor, and follow-through were all off. By the time I figured out what I was doing wrong, I was already scoring and annoyed.

It wasn’t until I was shooting my 3rd Game that I felt like I had my issues partly worked out. By that time the damage was already done and my Pool Score was disappointing – to say the least.

I find that with my Elite Victory 39 and shooting Inner 10 Scoring (X Counts as 10 – all other Yellow counts as 9), I need to shoot at least once per week to keep my form at a decent level. I don’t seem to have that issue with my Elite Energy 35 and sometimes I wish I had a second E35 to setup for Spots (The shorter length just seems to hold much better and offers a little more forgiveness).

After about an hour and a half, I completed shooting my Pool Score and got the club closed back up. I was there alone – which was a good thing because the roads were very slick.

The 2018 Stowe Archers Indoor 450 League kicks off in a little more than a week. Hopefully between now and then the weather will cooperate and I can get in some practice to square away the issues I’m having with my Form.

Walt

Hi There, My name is Walt White and as the name of this blog suggests, I am a Pennsylvania resident. In addition to having numerous hobbies that I discuss on my blog - Iā€™m also the father of three little girls and a pitbull.

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