Any Archers here?

Discussion in 'The Chatterbox' started by Sara-s, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

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  2. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    I was thinking about checking out this thread today =)
     
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  3. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

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    Perhaps you're holding your arm too straight. If you bend it -ever so slightly- outward, your arm is out of the danger zone.
    In the pic the arm is too straight. The green line shows a less straight -and thus safer- hold.
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    Of course you can (and should) use an arm guard. They come in different sizes and styles:
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  4. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Macaronus is giv1ng good advice about protecting the bow arm. As for the arrow, it is in front of your right hand. The only way to injure yourself with the arrow is to keep your grip too close to the arrow rest. A loose grip, well below the arrow's position will keep your fingers safe.
     
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  5. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    I'm getting more and more interested in trying this.

    I saw that there is a club in my town where I can try it out for a fee of 6$. So I'm thinking about doing it. But I don't want to do it now, I want to know that I have more time for it before joining =)
     
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  6. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Still, it sounds like you can try it anytime.
     
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  7. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

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    Smart move! It can be as addictive as shaving! :happy088:
     
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  8. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    I wanna try it right now badly! But you know Mike, it's just the way you say... I think if I try it now it will be in my head and it will be to difficult to ignore. I have a tendency to love distractions from my studies hahaha I can't add another obsession.

    Plus.. It will be difficult to buy the bow I would like to get. It's about 350-375$ hahaha. It looks amazing and it says in the description it shoots with 60-75lbs. Which I THINK is pretty good
     
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  9. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

  10. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps


    Psst... Mike... a little manscaping goes a long way. Plus, more to shave!
     
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  11. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    Thanks Sara and Mac. I like the arm guard idea, but not so sure about the one belonging to the man with the shorts. Does anyone in your group use them?
     
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  12. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

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    Neat! How about second hand?

    If you're a bear or anything hairier than me. 150 pound yellow tictacs don't have much real estate to shave... :p

    Only when they are impersonating a gladiator... :D
     
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  13. Paul Turner

    Paul Turner outside the quote(s) now

    well....the ones used by Dr. Shorts, or ANY of the others is what I meant. :cool:
     
  14. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    @macaronus I wouldn't feel confident buying something like this second hand. I love this bow already.. I want it as much as a fat kid wants cake =P
     
  15. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot

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    Yup we all do use them! There are other models as well, of course.

    I know the feeling. Be sure not to take a bite from the bow, though!
     
  16. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    Well, it's your lucky day! :lyrtuy5:

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  17. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

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  18. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    60-75 lbs is a lot of weight for a beginning shooter. There are bows that are more adjustable; that is to say, they can start at a lighter draw weight, and gradually adjust up to 60 or 70 lb.
     
  19. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    That was a typo, its 50-75. Is 50 okey for a beginner? I want something with impact. I don't want to pay 200$ only to spend 450$ a year lather for a better bow. I think it's better to get 1 bow I can use a long time and not get tired of it =)
     
  20. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    50-75 sounds a little better, but 50 is still kind of a high draw weight to start. The starter bows that my husband & I bought had a draw weight range of 10-70 lb. When he got the bow, he started out at 35 lb. and gradually worked his way up to 60 lb, which has plenty of impact. Unless you are bowhunting for elephants, that is plenty of impact.
     
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