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XXVI. When the tip of the bow hits the ground at the moment of loosing, and the remedy thereof

THE bowtip may hit the ground especially when the archer is seated for shooting. This may be because of one of four things: bending the greater part of the body over the bow; poor sitting, wherein the archer bears his weight upon both legs; too strong a bow, which causes him to employ his body for drawing, with the result that the bow draws him more than he draws it; and allowing his left hand to prevail over his right.

These things can be remedied by elevating the target in the case of bending over the bow with the body; by correcting the posture, in the case of poor sitting, by unfolding the left leg and stretching it and relying upon the right leg for support; by substituting a lighter and weaker bow if the bow is too strong; and finally, if the left hand prevails over the right, by practicing with the "limbering" instrument devised by experts for training and strengthening the drawing hand. This instrument has been described in the section "On ascertaining the weight of a bow" [Section IX].

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