like i normally do, i decided to check out Archery Bow Range Chicago.
This actually not my first time to the range - my dad used to take me to the plug and pellet back in Rockford. However, they didn't have any bows small or light enough back then, so i kinda sucked big time. My little 10 year old arms just couldn't handle an adult bow. I learned on a recurve bow when i was little, because thats what my dad had. It was lighter, but also harder to draw.
At ABR, i took an introductory clinic, because it had been such a long time. I was a little worried it would be a herd of teenage girls hoping to be like Katniss, but i was really impressed with the diverse group they had. Old, young, there was even a little 10 year old girl! They suited me up with a compound bow which has little wheels, which makes it heavier, but much easier draw (i.e., easier to aim and shoot).
Just like when i was little, i have impeccable aim, but i tend to flinch when i fire the bow. When you draw, your hand rests on your face, and i kept thinking i was going to graze my face, which is impossible. So i either get bullseyes, or the arrow comes flipping back at everyone. Luckily, our first lesson was bow safety, so even with my wild shots, we were all safe
|Not my target. mine usually consisted of two bullseyes, and one on the floor, perilously close to another archer.|
*I enjoyed the class so much, i signed up Matt and I for a couples archery night next month. Vwa ha ha!