Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Introducing the Omega Raptor:

Posted: June 26, 2012 in Archery, Videos


I just realized that I hadn’t shared my videos of my new custom bow, the Omega Raptor. Kegan McCabe made it for me, and it’s a takedown hybrid longbow that I’m pretty sweet on at this moment. Here’s the two videos thus far:

First Impressions:

Omega Raptor First Shoot from Patrick Tracy on Vimeo.

And some fun shooting:

First Day with the Omega Raptor from Patrick Tracy on Vimeo.

Shooting Moving Targets

Posted: May 19, 2012 in Archery, Videos

Here’s a recent video of me shooting “stuff” in the back yard. Enjoy.


Here’s a little review of my new bow. I won’t blather on and on here, because I’ve already recorded myself doing just that, and the product is just below these words in the form of a video.


Standing Dumbbell Press

Posted: March 22, 2012 in Strength Stunts, Videos

I’ve talked quite a bit about the “press for reps” heavy dumbbell press overhead here on the site, but I’ve never shown you folks any footage. Well, here’s some, albeit fairly crude in quality. Enjoy.

Bow Control Exercises

Posted: March 18, 2012 in Archery, Videos

Since I began shooting traditional bows, I’ve primarily been, in the parlance of the sport, a snap shooter. What this means is that I would draw back the bow, and the moment that I reached my full draw, I would shoot. Right away. No waiting. Now, I thought this was just the way one was supposed to shoot with traditional bows. In some circumstances, it is. It’s certainly one way to do it. That said, it’s not the only way.

If you’re after better, more reliable accuracy, you really need to control the way a shot happens better. You have to be able to let down if things don’t feel right. You have to hold at full draw and make sure you’re settled, especially for those longer shots, or the ones where pin point accuracy is important. Sadly, I felt like…I just wasn’t wired that way. I hit anchor (full draw), and the shot would happen. Like many men, I had a problem of going off before I wanted to. I tried holding on target and counting, but found that both frustrating and somewhat useless. I wondered if I’d ever get this issue under control.

Until I thought of something. The idea was this: If I acquired one target, then moved to another, then back, finally shooting, I would have fooled my brain into going along with the idea that I didn’t HAVE to shoot until I wanted to. I retrained my brain. At least, a little. The following videos will demonstrate the technique. (More below the break)


Omega Longbow Videos!

Posted: March 4, 2012 in Archery, Videos

I’ve been lucky enough to get a fantastic new longbow made for me. It’s called an Omega Longbow, and it’s built by Kegan McCabe. Here are the videos I’ve made about the bow thus far:



Here’s a little video of me ripping a phone book. It’s been around for a few weeks, but I haven’t put it up here, so enjoy.

And Now, Let Us Shoot A Zombie!

Posted: January 16, 2012 in Archery, Videos


As some of you may know, I have been known to write stories that feature the shambling dead. Heck, I’ve actually written a few songs about ’em that have been set to music and sung (really!). Anyhow, when I saw that my local Sportsman’s Warehouse had zombie-themed targets, I couldn’t resist. I had to pick ’em up, bring ’em home, and shoot the stuffing out of ’em with my bow. I have no predicate to this tale, just thought you might enjoy it.