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Re: Ready to walk on the BRIDGE

Postby BEN MAHER » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:27 pm

Thanks mate ... I'll give it a go and get back to you how I go .
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Re: Ready to walk on the BRIDGE

Postby bearauto11 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:58 am

Jim Casto Jr wrote:Yes sir. He helped immensely and (almost) immediately as promised. You don't have to call him, Ben. Go over the Shooters Forum on TG, and read his posts again, and again, and again.


Would you be able to point this out to me, Jim.
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Re: Ready to walk on the BRIDGE

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:21 am

"Archery is really very simple. You just have to do the exact same thing on every shot"
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"Form is everything."
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Re: Ready to walk on the BRIDGE

Postby bearauto11 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:34 am

Thanks. I'm blocked from there at work, but I'll check it out when I get home.
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Re: Ready to walk on the BRIDGE

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:44 pm

I’ve been doing really well lately, but then, it’s about time, huh? I’ve been two years on this bale and bridge work. I’ve been following a guy over on ArcheryTalk in his quest to break 240 on his 300 round. The rascal inspired me. I haven't shot a 3D round or a 300 round for a two years—save Baltimore in 2010, and then, I didn’t even take a bow with me. John Wert loaned me one. :^)

So….. I broke out the card today, put it on the matt and had at it. I shot five arrows on the bale, then backed up and shot one practice round to find my gap. The first few rounds I was very apprehensive. I didn’t blow up, like I did at my first attempt at a 3D target back on July 3, 2011, but a little shakey, just the same. I then, settled down and got along fine. I let down several times when things didn’t feel right, and never lost the first arrow. :!: I must say I was pleasantly surprised with my results. I'm confident enough now to move along--I think. I hope to attend my first 3D shoot next weekend. I’ll need to shoot a few times this week to determine a sight picture at different distances. We’ll see how that goes. I’m not expecting to score very well, but, I’m sure hoping to be in control.
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Re: Ready to walk on the BRIDGE

Postby BEN MAHER » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:51 pm

Mate , thats awesome .

I TOO, am making 'some' headway but the TP still bites me somewhat [ letting down is hard ]

Great that you are confident enough to get back on the pony eh ......

Good stuff
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Re: Ready to walk on the BRIDGE

Postby Yohon » Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:25 am

"I’m not expecting to score very well, but, I’m sure hoping to be in control."

I bet your gonna be surprised, if you go in with that attitude of shooting good shots the score takes care of itself. Just do your steps on each shot. I started putting a check next to each score and that check represented good shots, I didnt care what the score was I wanted to see 30 check on my score card! Funny how good the score was when all the checks were there ;)
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Re: Ready to walk on the BRIDGE

Postby Jim Casto Jr » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:40 pm

Okay…. going out a long limb here. It’s been 35 months since I decided to beat this target panic demon, and attended that Rod Jenkins clinic at Lancaster Archery.

Today… I’m declaring VICTORY… here at the house anyway. :) I haven’t “lost” an arrow for months. :o By that I mean collapsing and releasing early due to the panic. Don’t get me wrong… I still have some ipps, but I can let down, and run another shot, and I’m calling that control of the situation—it ain’t always been so.

The local club has a shoot scheduled for April 6, so I’ll get the chance to see how it goes in a crowd. Hoping to report to Yohon, that I’ve got 30 check marks on the scorecard at the end of the day. ;)
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Re: Ready to walk on the BRIDGE

Postby Stykshooter » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:11 pm

Outstanding Jim, and way to show a ton of dedication to the sport we love. Good luck with your shoot.

I'm personally still dealing with the little demon on my shoulder and the only thing that keeps him at bay is my clicker.
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Re: Ready to walk on the BRIDGE

Postby Yohon » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:03 pm

Atta boy Jim!!!!! 8-)
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