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This past weekend was the California State Indoor Championship in Tulare. It was my first big indoor tournament, and I did fairly well for my first time -- ending up 8th in the state, shooting above my average for 3 out of the 4 rounds.

I learned a lot -- including how tiring it is to shoot the two 300s in a row. Also, my line partner was Kyong-wook Kim.... the South Korean gold medalist (team & individual) for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics! 

She was an amazing archer. I didn't know who she was until one of the other archers said something to me about it on the 2nd day. I was just amazed at her talent and skill from the moment she started shooting. (She obliterated the middle of her target & her last round was a 292!).  Shooting next to her made me try that much harder, even before I knew she was a former Olympian.

It was a totally fun & good experience. And I learned a lot.
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That's great, congrats!! And yes, I also find that shooting next to people which are better (as much as possible) than you makes you try harder... and hence improve the scores, at least in my case it usually works!!
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Who's going to Vegas? I've got my dates & times for the shoot. There are going to be 3000 archers there!
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I think my best friend who's a full time pro archer is going. 
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Last night at the 300 league  (two flights of 150), I had to do my very first shoot-off, with the whole league of about 20 people watching, including my coach.

We both shot 9s, but hers was on the line between 8-9. My entire shot sequence felt really good, so as soon as the arrow left, I knew it was good. I was pleased to see it hit all yellow. :-)
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Pretty good. :) They are many different kinds and reasons why we are (more) stressed in shot-offs, tournaments. I guess, every archer knows these facts. Jade Falcon named already one possibility how we can work with these "stress-situation". Another one you can read here:
https://plus.google.com/114329660446791159410/posts/8umJLi4gqJA


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Bare shaft tuning at 10 yards. I'm pretty happy with how it worked out. 
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I had my instructor helping me, but essentially, I'd shoot groups of 3, then shoot the bareshaft to see where it landed in relationship to the group.

For me, it was a bit too high, but the vertical was correct, so we moved the nock up (following the arrow). For another student, it was going to the left, so she had to adjust her plunger. Luckily, I had my other points already tuned (rest, plunger, etc.,) whereas the other student took about 40 minutes to just tweak her plunger correctly.

Our instructor recommended us getting the app, AppiTune on our phones to help tune our bows whenever we needed, because it contained really good information for both recurve & compound.
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We are at Convolution and having fun. I just finished a crafting workshop with the amazing +Bonnie Burton making droids. I finished early and made myself a Tardis. #convolution15

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Cutting off a Few Heads -- Finished Objects
I finally got a few heads off my Hydra Project cut-off, in terms of finished objects. First up! The Viking Hat that I had promised for a dear friend. Then I finished up the tabi socks that had been languishing in my project basket. It feels good to get thin...
I finally got a few heads off my Hydra Project cut-off, in terms of finished objects. First up! The Viking Hat that I had promised for a dear friend. Then I finished up the tabi socks that had been languishing in my project...
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I know... I know. Lemme have my delusions. :)
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LOL! This is funny. "Knitting needles are like wands".
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I'm rather pleased. I got this yesterday. It turns out that I took 2nd in the State 900s for California. I knew that I had top score for FITA on the day of the event, beating out the other recurve archers.

I only had about a month to prep, getting my sights set correctly for the 70 yards and practicing on the 120cm target. Whereas previously, I had only shot up to 45 yards on the field target faces with my 26 lb limbs. 
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congrats!!!
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Cosplaying Missy: Persistance Pays Off
As many cosplayers are aware, there are many things that can make or break a costume. One of those things are the accessories for the outfit, especially if you're trying to go for screen accurate. (Although, often times, being "close" is good enough.) For m...
As many cosplayers are aware, there are many things that can make or break a costume. One of those things are the accessories for the outfit, especially if you're trying to go for screen accurate. (Although, often times, bein...
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My little Chinese heart is so happy by your great finds!!!
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Cosplaying Hawkingbird: Best in Show
ConVolution 2015 has come and gon, and we had an awesome time. There were a few people who recognized the cosplay, but many actually confused it with the Huntress (which is another cosplay that I want to do.) It was okay, and I didn't mind the confusion. Th...
ConVolution 2015 has come and gon, and we had an awesome time. There were a few people who recognized the cosplay, but many actually confused it with the Huntress (which is another cosplay that I want to do.) It was okay, and...
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Cosplaying Hawkingbird: Black Widow's Belt
Preface:   Convolution 2015 is about a week away, and I'm pretty much done with my outfit, save for a few minor bits & bobs. I've also finished writing up most of the project notes for this cosplay, which I'll be releasing over the next few days leading up ...
Preface:  Convolution 2015 is about a week away, and I'm pretty much done with my outfit, save for a few minor bits & bobs. I've also finished writing up most of the project notes for this cosplay, which I'll be releasing ove...
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Liking the belt. 
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Cosplaying Hawkingbird: Kate Bishop's Purple Dress
As I mentioned in a previous post , I am cosplaying Kate Bishop from the Young Avengers.  Kate Bishop's main outfit for her "Hawkingbird" is an outfit that she wore to a wedding as one of the maid of honors when she encounters the Young Evengers. Because I ...
As I mentioned in a previous post, I am cosplaying Kate Bishop from the Young Avengers.  Kate Bishop's main outfit for her "Hawkingbird" is an outfit that she wore to a wedding as one of the maid of honors when she encounters...
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It's not a costume until there is a) blood on it b) cat fur. :-)

I'm pretty much done, save for the arrows, but I still have to post about the rest of the build.
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I live in the glorious San Francisco Bay Area, and have a plethora of interests, amoung them being --- all things Sci-Fi and Fantasy, fencing, photography, books, traveling, music, cats, costuming, fiber arts, crafting, and just "Making" in general. I am capable of doing most of anything if I put my mind to it.
 
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