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    Quote Originally Posted by wassaw View Post
    i guess i'm a tweener? i don't like it with my hand flat against my cheek and i don't like it with my hand horizontal.
    i do put my pointer finger first knuckle behind my jaw bone under the ear lobe but my hand feels better at a 45 degree not with the back of it against my head.i do keep my elbow straight, or as straight as i can get it, chest slightly pushed out.
    Guess I'm a tweener also. This is how I shoot mine.
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    I do it just like you Geno. I draw back with top of hand facing upwards then I rotate my hand so my knuckles are facing my jawbone. Don't know if its right or not but I've been shooting that way for years.

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    Just the kind of thread I was looking for. I just started shooting with a Stan Shootoff. My first thumb release. There is no rotating head on mine, so I feel like I don't want to twist my hand so my pinky is up.....otherwise it will twist my d-loop. Does twisting/torquing the d-loop cause issues?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEXAS 10PT View Post
    I do it just like you Geno. I draw back with top of hand facing upwards then I rotate my hand so my knuckles are facing my jawbone. Don't know if its right or not but I've been shooting that way for years.TEXAS
    i'd say you have good form as far as where the release is and elbow (posture)
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    Not to get off topic, but I thought this was a good video for thumb release technique. Especially for me, since it is new territory: http://youtu.be/0qkJ2oDZrRI

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    The reason you want you to have your hand at a flatter angle is better leverage on the release making it easier to fire with backtension. Tightening your back muscles rotates the arm around the shoulder joint and having you release flatter will get more action on the release. That is the why, but I am a firm believer in what ever is working well for you is OK.
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    i have a weird way of drawing back (since i have punched my self in the nose a few times)
    i extend my thumb, draw bow with hand horizontal and when i get close my thumb cuts across my neck (that sign for cutting the throat). then i place my pointer finger first knuckle at the intersection of my jawbone and earlobe. i then make sure my pointer finger is in line with jawbone (takes about 2 seconds for all of that) then align peep and sight ring, glance at the bubble, check grip on the bow mentally, then focus on the target while flexing my chest outwards and breathing (now is when the vision narrows in, quick glance at the bubble) and then pressure is applied to the grip while extending the elbow backwards. pow! then the OH Sh.. where did it hit thought???
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    Quote Originally Posted by TEXAS 10PT View Post
    I do it just like you Geno. I draw back with top of hand facing upwards then I rotate my hand so my knuckles are facing my jawbone. Don't know if its right or not but I've been shooting that way for years.

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    yep. that's the way I'll keep doing it. It works for me and feels natural.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wassaw View Post
    i'd say you have good form as far as where the release is and elbow (posture)
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    yeah, that's the way I hold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wassaw View Post
    i have a weird way of drawing back (since i have punched my self in the nose a few times)
    i extend my thumb, draw bow with hand horizontal and when i get close my thumb cuts across my neck (that sign for cutting the throat).
    I draw with my thumb down and extended Steve. I'm afraid I'll trigger the release if I close my hand up on the release.
    I've punched myself too. Keeping my thumb extended took care of that.
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