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#926866 - 09/21/08 04:07 PM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Radar]
FLTENNHUNTER1
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
 Originally Posted By: FLTENNHUNTER1
How tall are you??

Take your height in inches and divide by 2.5 to get your draw length. If the calculation is close to your draw length then work on your technique. You might be torquing your bow.


You take your arm span and divide by 2.5 , not height . ;\)
http://www.huntersfriend.com/draw-length-weight.htm


I used the same website for reference if you read further down the article. I used my height cuz I couldn't get a good arm span measurement. I am 6'1" (73 inches) divided by 2.5 = 29.2
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#927027 - 09/21/08 06:40 PM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Radar]
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I will try to get my son to take a pic when I get to bow camp on Tuesday...meanwhile, I am 5'9"...when I convert that to inches and divide by 2.5 it comes to 27.6"..my bow is set at 27.5"..so that should be right. Radar, I'm reading the articles you linked this evening after my son heads off to school...thanks again to all of you...
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#927550 - 09/22/08 05:15 AM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Coach]
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Excellent links Radar...I'm just going to spend the bucks and buy the different grip. Seems like when you spend that kind of money on a Mathews bow they would give you a better grip...
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#927623 - 09/22/08 07:27 AM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Coach]
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Excellent links Radar...I'm just going to spend the bucks and buy the different grip. Seems like when you spend that kind of money on a Mathews bow they would give you a better grip...


The grip is the most important aspect of shooting a bow , and one of the most overlooked aspects when buying a bow .
I like a low wrist grip . Hicks makes a good grip for the price . I bought one for my Conquest for $21 from Lancaster's .
http://lancasterarchery.com/shop/advance...s&submit=Search
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#927728 - 09/22/08 08:25 AM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Radar]
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 Originally Posted By: Radar
 Originally Posted By: Coach
Excellent links Radar...I'm just going to spend the bucks and buy the different grip. Seems like when you spend that kind of money on a Mathews bow they would give you a better grip...


The grip is the most important aspect of shooting a bow , and one of the most overlooked aspects when buying a bow .
I like a low wrist grip . Hicks makes a good grip for the price . I bought one for my Conquest for $21 from Lancaster's .
http://lancasterarchery.com/shop/advance...s&submit=Search


I'm learning that the grip is very important...I never really knew that because my Proline grip fit me so well. The grip from Lancaster is less than half the grip I was going to buy at the archery shop.
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#928164 - 09/22/08 12:19 PM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Radar]
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One final question...if I change my grip from the Mathews to the after market grip, will it lengthen my draw?
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#928168 - 09/22/08 12:22 PM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Coach]
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Not much , maybe 1/4"- 1/2" .
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#928519 - 09/22/08 04:05 PM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Radar]
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Take the grip off. Shoot off the riser. No torque at all. Past that shoot how you feel comfortable. What works for someone else may not work for you.

BTW there are a lot of competition shooters..........
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#929672 - 09/23/08 09:19 AM Re: Little bow help... [Re: bobthebowhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: bobthebowhunter
Take the grip off. Shoot off the riser. No torque at all. Past that shoot how you feel comfortable. What works for someone else may not work for you.

BTW there are a lot of competition shooters..........


I was told that there are two ridges once the grip is off that are very uncomfortable to grip on the riser...but, a good idea. I'm past comfortable I guess, I want my groups tight and I'll be uncomfortable to get it. I appreciate the help Bob...
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#929886 - 09/23/08 11:03 AM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Coach]
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 Originally Posted By: bobthebowhunter
Take the grip off. Shoot off the riser. No torque at all. Past that shoot how you feel comfortable. What works for someone else may not work for you.

BTW there are a lot of competition shooters..........


I was told that there are two ridges once the grip is off that are very uncomfortable to grip on the riser...but, a good idea. I'm past comfortable I guess, I want my groups tight and I'll be uncomfortable to get it. I appreciate the help Bob...


I have also seen guys take and use the replacement grip tape for a tennis raquette and wrap that around the riser. I once used the wrap from limp saver. Either way good luck. Don't get to caught up in the little details. Some times it helps to just put it down for a few days and then come back to it.
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