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Forum topic by SilverbackReef posted 01-15-2016 03:22 PM 327 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SilverbackReef

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01-15-2016 03:22 PM

I’m cross dominant (right handed/left-eyed) and have issues with keeping square while hand sawing. I’ve started blocking my left eye (see photo) and things seem a bit better.

Wondering if other folks do this and if y’all may have suggestions on comfortable ways to block the eye. My solution still lets light in and (I believe) confuses the motor aspects.

Thanks,
-Mark


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bondogaposis

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#1 posted 01-15-2016 03:41 PM

You don’t have to block the whole lens, just a small dot of tape in the center of the lens will do the trick. This is an old shooters trick for cross dominance.

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#2 posted 01-15-2016 05:19 PM

I have the same problem, and so far I’ve just tried practicing more. It works but takes a lot of practice.


You don t have to block the whole lens, just a small dot of tape in the center of the lens will do the trick. This is an old shooters trick for cross dominance.

- bondogaposis

I’ll have to try that. For shooting I just learned to shoot left handed.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#3 posted 01-15-2016 05:29 PM

Huh, I’ve never heard of that. I wonder if I am the same? I tend to favor my left eye if I were to aim at something. Maybe I’ll try this. You gave me something to think about

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#4 posted 01-15-2016 05:38 PM

I’m not sure if this is truly accurate but I’ve always heard of this technique for determining eye dominance – even before the interwebs were invented :)

An alternate method is to focus on the object through the triangle formed by your hands and slowly pull your hands back to your eyes keeping the object in sight. Your hands will end up over your dominant eye.

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