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FEATURE | HIGH POWER

Even though the importance of natural point of aim is pretty well known to most competitive shooters, the whole
point is not knowing about it, but using it! Check it on each and every shot. It will (not can) change during a
string. Bigger adjustments come from realigning the entire position platform, as if rotating on a turntable. Smaller
changes come from likewise smaller shifts, as illustrated above for the standing event.

experiment didn't return the wanted results.
I strongly suggest making one and only
one change at a time. Some changes will
require other ancillary compensations, but
don't throw too many things at yourself
at once. Don't decide to change right arm
position, supporting hand position, and
stance alignment concurrently, for example.
When you're making changes in shooting
positions, give them each some time, but
not too much time. Something new may feel
awkward the first time it's tried, like going to
a hip-supported standing position, or moving
from a crossed-leg to a crossed-ankle sitting
position. There are numerous nuances and
shifts and adjustments that need to be made
to settle in to something new. Work with
it, but abandon anything that's clearly not
working for you. Try something else. We're all

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different, and built differently.
I'm a big believer in visualization. For an
essential description, that means being able
to clearly "see" in the mind's eye what you
want. I strongly believe that if you can see it
you can do it, and the biological mechanisms
that support this are undeniably influenced.
We operate from nerve impulses that control
movements, so seeing something over and
over again-perfectly clear (and that's a key)-
is the same effect as rehearsing it "physically."
I recollect David Tubb sharing the value of
visualization to his skill development. In one
of many, many hours of conversations we
had preparing a book manuscript, David said:
"I can shoot an offhand string right in the
middle of a conversation ..." His visualization
skills are honed to the point that he said he
visualized shots he would, in reality, take


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