Shout out to the most awesome JDT coach @archerwatson and as you can see by the blog, I am SUPER EXCITED about getting to work with her for a week.
Mom was laughing so hard when she was making this video that she started crying. I wasn’t trying to be funny really but I did have her put a gag reel at the back of some of the things she cut out. I guess next time, I need to write a script but HEY I am only 12!
I hope you like it.
@USAArchery has a new coach locator that links with NFAA as well if you guys are still looking for some in your area! Click HERE.
I have more than one funny picture this week so we will start with this one above. Her name is Masa and she is my oldest girl cat. My sister got to visit a few days over the holiday and she brought ties that she forced her cats to wear. While Masa does look pretty cranky, she is like Grumpy Cat and that is her every day face. She is old and mostly angry at other animals in the house everyday. She wants to be left alone and sit in her dads lap every day, period.
Part of what we did this weekend involved learning to throw knifes. YES REALLY. 🙂 I know it sounds crazy but my dad is really good with different kinds of weapons and mom got him a target for knifes and some different kinds of throwing knifes to learn because its something he always wanted to do. We didn’t know it at the time but my sister also had bought him some Batarangs so of course, I had to try those:
That was pretty funny. There was lots of laughing and lots of mom worrying which also made us laugh. What you don’t see is all the blankets and cardboard around to protect us and the knifes when we through them. It really was safe and NO I didn’t throw it at my archery target you see in the picture with me. Different kind of target needed!
There were more posted to my Tumblr of cats in ties and knife throwing if you want to see them.
I hope every one had a happy NEW YEAR!
Hey guys! Mom had to do another video project for class so we decided to try to break down the shot cycle for those of you who have been asking. Hopefully you find something useful in it and can use it when practicing your band work or shooting, just rewind as many times as you need to (that’s the great thing about YouTube!).
Unfortunately for me, my coach returned from a new NTS module where the shot cycle has been further refined so that means learning the changes and new form again. Once I get back from JDT camp in January and have a chance to understand where those subtle changes would affect the video, I will post an update to it for you.
Hey guys! I have a blog post that mom will tomorrow. On Thanksgiving we got the email that I had secured one of the slots for the JDT Camp in Colorado Springs in January so its been a little crazy since. I am increasing my arrow count now so that by the time it comes to go, I won’t have any issue. I know the 100 I already shoot seems like a lot but in camp the expectation is 150-200 arrows a day. This week I started 150 and I will be doing that for the next three weeks and then bump up again.
This is my funny picture because, well, LOOK AT HOW TINY I WAS!
It is just really weird because it seems like forever ago that I got that first bow from my step-dad. It probably would have been way easier on my parents if they HAD NOT let me have a bow because now its much more complicated and expensive, but I am so glad they did. I can’t imagine ever having a day when I didn’t pick up a bow to shoot!
I have been trying to figure out how to fix a slight cant I have when I shoot. I was having a hard time figuring out the right way to grip the bow without leading to canting it cause my hands are still small. Awesome step dad did this so that helped! Now alternating between using it and covering it. Almost got the position down!
This Saturday I went to a Halloween party with fellow JOAD archers at our club. There were games, food and fun. I dressed up as the girl from the Gangnam style and I got a friend to dress up as Psy. We were dancing the whole night, it was really fun. After the costume contest we are told to go to the front of the room and dance. It was unexpected but we did it anyway. Then everybody went crazy and started dancing then we danced the night away.
This week I decided to do a video about fletching my arrows. Everyone had a job to do and we planned it out really well. What we didn’t plan on is for some reason, everyone would be giggling and the animals would be going nuts. There was virtually nothing without an animal up in the camera or giggling. Mom still put together a video but there was almost as much for the gag reel as the regular stuff but even in it, there was some things that couldn’t be cut out.
Hopefully you do get something out of it. If not, at least remember, family’s should be having fun!
The materials list for the video is here:
Bitzenberger Fletching Jig with Straight Clamp
Gold Tip Ultralight Entrada 600 shaft
AAE Elite Vanes 1.75”
Bohning Fletch-Tite Platinum Glue
Hey guys! I got several questions about archery from Tumblr and Twitter this past week so I decided to answer them in a video blog. I learned a lot and mom learned a lot about video taping and editing and we think it’s better than the first one we did. WOOT!
BONUS: I asked mom to add the goofy stuff to the end for a gag reel. Enjoy!