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I video taped arrows coming out of my bow in slow motion.... It appears that the arrow is still bending 3-5 yards from the bow before they start spinning true. I’m curious if that’a too far.
Finger shooting if that makes any difference
Sounds about right, some of the world archery stuff on youtube has slow motion vid of arrow flight.
That's normal. Archer's paradox really doesn't exist on a center shot bow. The archer's paradox refers to the arrow pointing slightly left on a recurve or longbow before draw but the arrow coming out straight on release.
I have never shot fingers or trad much. Except first year I bow hunted in high school shot fingers and messed around a little with a recurve. So my question is would what heat is saying not also apply when shooting fingers? Seem like with fingers on a trad bow or compound you would be getting that side to side with the string as it is released. Not suggesting that just asking the question.
Absolutely, because you are torquing the arrow shaft against the rest as the fingers roll off the string. Aids like a Berger button help some, but no way around it. Carbons recover much quicker than woods or aluminum though.