June 2, 2007
from R.R. of UK:
"'Total Archery' is a great interesting read and has been very beneficial to my archery, although I'm a just little confused now when shooting at longer distances.
As my sight is set much lower, I'm wondering when I should pivot the waist to place my sight on the target in the KSL shot cycle.
If I place my sight on the gold (slightly above) this will effect my T-shape and effect my draw length as my bow arm is now placed higher in relation to my draw arm
This is a question very often asked. Let’s look at it analytically. The sight angle between 30M and 90M is in the order of about 6 – 8 degrees, depending on the poundage shot. There will be a need to slightly pivot at the waist at the longer distances and a slight shift of the centre of gravity forward (slightly more weight on the front leg), as tilting at the waist would otherwise move the COG slightly backwards and affect the archer’s balance. However, any tilting of the upper body at the longer distances must be done with the Set-Up and not when drawing back or when at anchor.