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Pouch Twist?

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I am still on the steep part of the learning curve. And as with most other things I do I am probably going about things backwards.

Thinking I may sling hunt ssomeday wanted to make sure power was there. After some experimenting I am confident it is. So now accuracy. Better late than never?

A couple weeks of shooting every day and accuracy is coming along. As is a good case of cheek burn to go along with it.

After much thought, and a bit of video, I am convinced my all the way to the ear anchor is a factor. I decided I could give up an inch of draw length and get around my big head with a cheek or mouth corner anchor.

Cheek rub is much better now and I am figuring out new anchor points.

While experimenting and researching this I came across some past topics and videos on pouch twisting. I tried out the twisting and think I like it. Will give it a try for a week and see if it sticks.

Seems easier for me to get high elbow, ammo holding thumd straight and pointing at target, and rest oof drawing hand relaxed, etc.

While looking at past posts there seemed to be a diversity of opinion on twisting before.

I am curious to pick experienced minds here and listen to current thinking on pouch twisting. I have tried 90 and 180 degrees and the 90 seems to feel good for me here at the start.

Any thoughts, musings, suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Pouch twisting sounds like a perfect recipe for fork or finger hits (ouch!), and does not induce any relevant twist to rounded slingshot ammo like the the "hop up" effect of an airsoft gun, never mind the rifling of a gun barrel. If anything, it destabilizes the ammo from its centered position inside the pouch. A standard linear release with the pouch aligned perpendicularly with the slingshot forks really makes sense, and is safest.

In terms of anchor points, I have settled for placing my right thumb knuckle on the maxillary cheekbone, and have been shooting very tight groups (one inch diameter) on paper placed on corrugated cardboard (at the 10 yards (standard competition distance) on my good days. It all boils down to a state of mind and high concentration. Like in archery, a fixed anchor point beats floating anchor points any day: in my opinion, it's much better to have a little less power but far more accuracy instead.

Better to leave the twisting to the musicians: :D

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