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#1119551 - 01/08/09 11:18 AM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: JayMc]
TheAirMan
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 Originally Posted By: JayMc
I am a golfer, trust me it doesn't work that way.

You can't develop proper form with an improper DL. You will have to alter your form to shoot well with an improper DL. You should figure out your DL, at least in a narrow range, then shoot bows in your DL to evaluate which is best for you.


Ditto.
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#1119622 - 01/08/09 12:16 PM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: TheAirMan]
bobthebowhunter
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There is no text book form to shoot. Some will say there is, but everybody is built differently and perfer different things. You'll just have to figure out what draw length feels best. Then if you can't shoot worth a darn then lengthen or shorten accordingly. That's How I did it. The bow shop told me I was a 29.5 in draw. OK. I couldn't hit dirt. I ordered shorter mods and it felt better and I shot alot better to. So just bare in mind that what the bow shop tells you might be close but not perfect based on my experiances.
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#1120115 - 01/08/09 04:33 PM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: UTGrad]
Radar
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
 Originally Posted By: Radar
 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
I shot a Parker Legend today with 50# draw weight and it was very comfortable. I shot a couple of nice groups and shot with my eyes closed to "feel" the bow. The Parker felt nicer when I picked it up than all of the other bows in the archery shop.


Sounds like that is the bow for you . Did they check your draw length ?


No, just a test run. I told them I am just learning technique and didn't want to get into draw length till I have proper form. I don't know if this is similar, but I would rather develop a sound golf swing then get fitted for a set of clubs than have a poor swing and get fitted.




You need to try a bow at the correct draw length . It's like trying on shoes that don't fit if you don't get your draw length measured first .
It is VERY IMPORTANT ! Trust me . Just to get close , get an arm span measurement from the website I linked to one of your posts .
If you don't try out bows at the correct draw length , you will not get an accurate assessment of the draw cycle and feel of the bow .
UTGrad , here is a good selection guide to help you choose the right bow for you . If you read anything regarding compound bows , this is worth your time .
http://www.huntersfriend.com/bowselection.htm
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#1120282 - 01/08/09 06:39 PM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: UTGrad]
pjridge
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
I shot a Parker Legend today with 50# draw weight and it was very comfortable. I shot a couple of nice groups and shot with my eyes closed to "feel" the bow. The Parker felt nicer when I picked it up than all of the other bows in the archery shop.



You are headed in the right direction. In archery, comfort with a proper setup, will lead to confidence and is the key to accuracy, always.

You have some very good advice above.
Good Luck.
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#1120547 - 01/08/09 08:46 PM Re: My first problem shooting a bow [Re: Radar]
UTGrad
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Registered: 12/01/07
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Loc: Franklin, TN

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 Originally Posted By: Radar
 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
 Originally Posted By: Radar
 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
I shot a Parker Legend today with 50# draw weight and it was very comfortable. I shot a couple of nice groups and shot with my eyes closed to "feel" the bow. The Parker felt nicer when I picked it up than all of the other bows in the archery shop.


Sounds like that is the bow for you . Did they check your draw length ?


No, just a test run. I told them I am just learning technique and didn't want to get into draw length till I have proper form. I don't know if this is similar, but I would rather develop a sound golf swing then get fitted for a set of clubs than have a poor swing and get fitted.




You need to try a bow at the correct draw length . It's like trying on shoes that don't fit if you don't get your draw length measured first .
It is VERY IMPORTANT ! Trust me . Just to get close , get an arm span measurement from the website I linked to one of your posts .
If you don't try out bows at the correct draw length , you will not get an accurate assessment of the draw cycle and feel of the bow .
UTGrad , here is a good selection guide to help you choose the right bow for you . If you read anything regarding compound bows , this is worth your time .
http://www.huntersfriend.com/bowselection.htm


That was the Holy Grail of info on selecting a bow! Thank you Radar, that was great.

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