Okay, so admittedly, this is more badass than the first one.
And, interestingly enough, like the first one, this was also caused by my boobs being so big.
I decided I wanted to learn how to shoot long, pointy things into other things. So I bought a bow, some arrows, all the other crap you need, and had a short intro lesson with one of the instructors.
As it turns out, I cannot do the beginner stance, because it requires standing perpendicular to the target and pulling the string across your body. We quickly discovered that I couldn’t pull the string back nearly far enough without having to go around my boob and holding it in the middle of the two.
Which, of course, would result in some massive bruises when I released the string.
So I have to do a more open stance. I face more toward the target, which gives me more clearance in my chest.
Which isn’t a huge deal, but they don’t teach it to beginners because it’s more physically taxing, more difficult to achieve proper form (if you haven’t already mastered proper form in the square stance), and much easier to develop bad habits.
Still, it’s doable. But you know that proper form thing? And the bad habits thing?
One of the common beginner problems is not rotating your elbow out. When you release the string and your elbow isn’t out, it will slap against your arm.
No big deal, right? Just a little sting, right?
Looks badass, right? I mean, granted, that’s not just one hit. I caught my arm 3 times. And all three times, I was quickly and effectively reminded how important proper form is.
So it’s a lot of fun, and string slap definitely motivates me to learn how to do it correctly. It’s not excruciating pain, but it’s painful enough to not want to do it again.
Busty girl problems, man. It’s no joke.