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Got a quick practice in this morning before work and the rain. IBO West Coast Trad is this weekend. I feel underprepared. I am shooting RU and am still very new at this whole stringwalking thing.  http://www.ibo.net/schedule_Tradevents.php

Getting the bows tuned up for outdoor season. The Spig BB (on the left) is set up for stringwalking. The Spig VBS on the right is set up for NFAA trad.

Getting the bows tuned up for outdoor season. The Spig BB (on the left) is set up for stringwalking. The Spig VBS on the right is set up for NFAA trad.

More progress.

Top photo is the 2013 CBH Indoor 450 round (I shot a 350, 23.333 average per end)

Bottom photo is the 2014 CBH Indoor 450 round (I shot a 383, 25.533 average per end)

Progress Over 12 Months

In both 2013 and 2014 I shot the USA Archery Indoor National Championships in the barebow class.

2013 Indoor Nationals

  • 440+432=872
  • Fifteen 10s
  • Twenty-One 9s
  • Average End 21.8

2014 Indoor Nationals

  • 501+496=997
  • Twenty-Five 10s
  • Thirty-Four 9s
  • Average End 24.925

Improvement

  • +125 points
  • +Ten 10s
  • +Thirteen 9s

Last season 36 of 120 arrows were gold (30%). 37 of 120 were out of the red (30%).

This season 59 of 120 arrows were gold (50%). 12 of 120 were out of the red (10%). 

Mar 9

Indoor Nationals: Tulare: Barebow: Archery: Recurve 

Mar 9

Day Two

Of indoor nationals. Shot 250 and 250 yesterday. A few bad arrows and missing a lot of lines. I would like to shoot my recent scores today.

Heading in now.

Mar 9

http://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=oCxXdvHqabc&u=/watch?v=xVusrO1-Dw4&feature=share

Indoor Nats

Mar 7

Last Practice Before Nationals

263 only 2X.

Lot of 9s that were just out of the 10 ring and 8s that were just out of the 9 ring. No blue. Three 7s.

I drive down to Tulare tomorrow morning and shoot in the afternoon.

Mar 6

Practice today started kind of meh, no bad ends but a lot of 25 and 26, a few 27s. After 8 ends was at 207.

Buckled down hard for the last two ends and shot
X-10-10
X-10-10
To finish up with a 267 3X (same as yesterday). Weird round, 14 10s and only 4 9s.

Mar 5
267 3X
The 5 in the 8th end was a problem, everything else was OK. No 7s at all.
X-9-8    27
10-8-8   26
10-9-8   27
10-9-9   28
9-9-8     26
X-10-8   28
10-10-9 29
9-9-5     23
X-8-8     26
10-9-8   27

267 3X

The 5 in the 8th end was a problem, everything else was OK. No 7s at all.

  1. X-9-8    27
  2. 10-8-8   26
  3. 10-9-8   27
  4. 10-9-9   28
  5. 9-9-8     26
  6. X-10-8   28
  7. 10-10-9 29
  8. 9-9-5     23
  9. X-8-8     26
  10. 10-9-8   27
Mar 4

Indoor Season is Winding Down

I shoot my last indoor event of the season this weekend, the Indoor national Championships in Tulare. Last two practices I have shot a 260 and a 258. I am still have 2 or so bad ends a round. If I can clean those up I should be regularly in the 265-270 range.

Starting next week I start serious practice for field.

Home made backyard bale.

200 fps arrows out of a recurve.

4 layers of the stress relief foam padding that you stand on. I’ll probably add another 4 layers and call it done. The mesh on the back is 1 inch plastic fencing. The front has thin fake grass (to be replaced with burlap when it wears out.

Feb 8

Vegas Day One Details

  1. X-10-9      29
  2. X-8-7        25
  3. X-10-9      29
  4. 9-8-8        25
  5. 10-10-9    29
  6. 9-9-7        25
  7. 10-10-7    27
  8. 8-8-6        22
  9. X-9-7        26
  10. 9-8-8        25

I do not shoot round two until 4PM PT today.

Feb 7

Vegas shoot: day one

262 4X

I am currently in ninth out of about forty compound and recurve barebows. I am not sure how I stand among just the barebow recurve group, but almost certainly in the top three.

Feb 5

My Goals for the 2014 Vegas Shoot

I am heading off to my first ever NFAA Vegas Shoot. I’ll be shooting barebow recurve in in the championship barebow division. Since I am shooting recurve against others shooting compound bows in the division there is basically no chance I will finish in the money.

These are my goals for the shoot:

  1. Have an awesome amount of fun
  2. No blue in the three rounds
  3. Shoot around 750
  4. Beat at least some of the compound barebows

You should be able to follow along here. I am shooting the red line on target 125B .

My daughter Elisabeth is coming with me. This is her first trip to Vegas. So when I am not shooting we’ll do some of the fun Vegas things (the ones that you can do with a 9 year old).