So far, wehaveidentified threemain typesof motion (displacement, rotationand
vibration) anddivided theshot intothreeperiods, (before,duringandafter). It’s
worthlookingat thedifferent typesof motionandwhen theyaremost important,
to get aclear ideaof priorities inpickingastabiliser set-up.
Effect on arrow flight
It takes little thought tosee that,asweprogress throughtheshot, bowmotionshave successively lesseffectonarrowflight. Before theshot, bowmotions literallycontrol
where thebow ispointed. During theshot itself,there isvery little time tochange
5mmduring that time, lateral forcesaresubstantiallysmaller, and thearrowis
inany casebarely incontactwith the riser. Somotionduring theshot isnormally
less important thanbefore thestringisloosed. Movement after theshot, of course,
has noeffect onarrow flight.Thereare, however, a fewmore things toconsider
Effects after the shot
UncontrolledBowmovement after theshot maystillbedamaging tooverall performance.
Factors to thinkabout include: