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Archery Instructional Videos

Has anybody bought an archery instructional videos that they would recommend?

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Archery Videos

In all reality, videos will not help that much. You can get a very basic base of knowledge but in all reality, they are about useless. Your best bet is to find a local range with a coach or find a friend that is proficient with archery gear to help you learn. A video can't see you misplacing an anchor point or not properly holding your bow arm or the many different other things that can make a shot less than desirable. Archery can be easy to learn, but it is still a very complex set of motions all formed into one fluid action. There are also many differences between Traditional style archery and compound. 

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Coaching is best

I agree that having a good coach is the ideal option for striving to shoot better in archery.  I have been shooting archery rather regularly for about a year now.  I have received some good coaching and advice during that time.  However, the bulk of my practice time is by myself.  Consequently, I felt a quality instructional video might be a nice resource to mentally refresh optimal shooting techniques from time to time to try to ensure that I get the most out of my practice time.  

Along the same lines of trying to maximize my solo practice time, I used my digital camera to record myself shooting.  It was more difficult than I thought to spot problems since everything happens so quickly, but I was still able to spot two problems with my technique.  Just trying to think of new ways to keep improving.  

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