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Archery with a mask
« on: February 25, 2021, 11:15:17 AM »
Rookie question here.  Just started archery after years and years of exclusively using the thunderstick.  Since I'm an urbanite, I can only use an indoor range without having to drive really far, but since the range is indoors during the pandemic masks are required.  So my question...is practicing exclusively with a mask going to throw off my anchor point when I get outside and won't be wearing a mask?  Specifically, the fact that when I touch my nose to the string, there's an added mask layer there.  Thanks in advance, and funny off-topic responses are always appreciated as well.

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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2021, 11:21:08 AM »
I wear a face mask (gaiter) when hunting quite a bit, especially in a blind and have never had any issue

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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2021, 11:22:41 AM »
Wouldínít effect me.  Same as above, Iíve shot with a net over my head, etc, no issue.

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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2021, 11:24:34 AM »
thanks for the responses. 

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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2021, 11:30:27 AM »
In the late seventies I used to wear a paper sack over my head at competitions. I was known as the unknown archer.

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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2021, 11:33:43 AM »
In the late seventies I used to wear a paper sack over my head at competitions. I was known as the unknown archer.

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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2021, 11:36:11 AM »
In the late seventies I used to wear a paper sack over my head at competitions. I was known as the unknown archer.
So your the one did you double as a comic too?

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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2021, 11:41:14 AM »
In the late seventies I used to wear a paper sack over my head at competitions. I was known as the unknown archer.
So your the one did you double as a comic too?

Whatever paid the bills man.

Sometimes i would rock a rainbow afro when I felt biblical and all, neither had a positive effect on my archery.

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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2021, 11:48:33 AM »
Heres a rabbit hole for you kids to go down.


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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2021, 04:01:39 PM »
Is the paper bag compliant with the state COVID laws?  Maybe I could just turn it backwards except when I'm shooting?  :)

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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2021, 03:57:37 PM »
It could easily affect many things. The fact that you have to wear a mask for no reason at all often causes tension and for you to release before you anchor. Then when you shoot outside in the woods and you are relaxed, you'll shoot differently. Consider shooting outside, maybe Denny or Cal Anderson Parks.  :dunno:
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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2021, 07:41:39 PM »
In the late seventies I used to wear a paper sack over my head at competitions. I was known as the unknown archer.
Any chance you were stationed at Camp Lejeune in NC at the time? As we had an archer that did that there
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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2021, 09:41:15 PM »
I hunt with a neck gator that I pull up when hunting.  It doesnít effect how I shoot.  Use it when stalking deer & elk as well.
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Re: Archery with a mask
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2021, 09:45:55 PM »
Like the others, I have a net camo head piece I used when hunting. Worked fine.

 


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