One step forward, three steps back
It’s been awhile since I posted any updates on my archery activities, so I figured it was about time. I had been consistently averaging over 230 and had broken 240 once, then we made lots of changes…
I got a clicker put on, added side stabilizers, tried different limbs, changed my draw, and the list goes on and on. The first weekly league event with these changes, I didn’t even brake 200! I was very frustrated and ready to throw in the towel. I even picked back up my “hunting” bow and decided to shoot that for the next competition.
I’ve had some time to cool off now, and I am slowly working my way back to my old scores. Each week I’ve consistently improved, but unfortunately still haven’t gotten back to where I was previously. With my hunting bow, on the other hand, I am able to consistently shoot very high scores for a compound bow without even practicing. And this is with a bow which is no where near top of the line (even for a hunting), has an arrow rest definitely not meant for target shooting and uses a bulky trigger release.
This leaves me faced with a decision; do I stick with recurve and take it as a challenge that I am not better OR do I get a target compound bow, since that is clearly where my natural skill seems to be.
So my question for all of you; do you follow your natural abilities or do you like the challenge of trying to do something your physically not as good at?