Went to the archery range two weeks ago with a couple of friends. This is my second time trying archery (first time in Seattle) and I think I did better than the first one. When we arrived at the place, it was pretty packed. One guy helped out our group to get our bows. First, he made us do this eye check to determined which one of our eyes is the dominant one and told us that we should aim with that eye. No wonder the last time I did this, my arrows never landed onto the target, I was aiming with my non-dominant eye *sigh*. At least now I know :) He made us tried a couple of different bows and in the end us girls settled with the lightest bow (he had to make one for us too since there’s none available) and the guys with the heavier ones.
They gave us side-by-side lanes. It was a little bit tight since the range was full but they were kind enough to make rooms for us, so we’re grateful. The guy went over the range’s rules and taught us how the use the bows and arrows. After that, we pretty much just took turns and shoot. The first couple of rounds were hard. The arrows landed NOT on the target paper, but around it. But after half and hour or so, we all gotten a little better. Just need to practice I guess. We stayed there for about 2 hours until closing time. By the end of the session, I got used to the bows, which was kinda nice. Although I have a feeling tomorrow my arms are going to be sore like crazy. Nevertheless, it was fun.