The bow models for youth are not toys, but a lethal
piece of archery equipment that will propel an arrow
capable of doing potential damage and should be used
only with adult supervision. For those that will be
new to archery, the archery experience can turn into
a lifetime of fun and recreation.
How to determine dominant
Which eye is dominant suggest whether
you shoot right-handed or left-handed. Right-eye dominant
archers draw the string with the right hand; left-eye dominant
the string with the left hand. It would be preferable before
learning or buying equipment to first determine which eye
Shooting equipment that is matched
to your dominant eye is certainly the ideal situation but
a hard fast rule.
It is better to let the archer who resist change, to use
equipment in a way that is natural to them, than not shoot
at all! There are many well know adult archers that shoot
opposite of their dominate eye.
We have found an easy method to determine
the dominant eye that is accurate and does not require any
interpretation or feed back by the archer as some methods
do. This is particularly important when determining the dominant
eye of a young child.
1. Pick an object 8-10 feet away (a picture
on the wall, door knob, light switch, etc.)
2. Cross the fingers and thumbs to create
an opening about 1-2 inches in diameter.
3. With both eyes
open, raise the hands extended at arm length as shown in
picture "A" and look through the hole created
by the fingers at the object.
Keeping the object in sight bring the hands to the
face as shown in Picture "B". The hands will go
to the dominant eye.
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