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#926576 - 09/21/08 10:49 AM Little bow help...
Coach
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Loc: Pall Mall, TN and Dexter, MI

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Radar and all of you that are more experienced than yours truly. I haven't been shooting my Mathews as well as I want...the shots are "kills" but I don't just shoot for kills I like to practice and get as close a group as I can. I went to the bow shop yesterday for the first tune up and talked to him about it. He is a competition shooter and seems to know his stuff. The grip on my Mathews DXT fits my hand like a glove...however, it turns my hand in such a way that unless I'm careful the string rips the bone out of my forearm!! I was shooting with my recurve arm protector on...He watched me shoot and said I didn't hold each shot the same way with my grip. He said I could change my grip to a "blockier" one and that would solve my problem or I could turn my hand so that the Mathews grip was on the pad of my hand under my thumb. The new grip was $50+ bucks so I didn't buy it. I came home and practiced for an hour and it feels unnatural to shoot the way he told me however I shoot better that way...Today my hand and arm are sore from holding the bow that way...even my last three fingers are sore. I like to know what you think about this? I did not have this problem with my Proline...What would you do?
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#926592 - 09/21/08 10:58 AM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Coach]
m_allison71
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You might need to shorten the draw length.

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#926642 - 09/21/08 11:23 AM Re: Little bow help... [Re: m_allison71]
Coach
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He double checked my draw length yesterday and said it was perfect...that was my first thought to tho' Mike
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#926682 - 09/21/08 12:29 PM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Coach]
stik
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if you are hitting your arm, the draw length IS NOT perfect.
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#926728 - 09/21/08 01:46 PM Re: Little bow help... [Re: stik]
Game Eye
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Get someone to take a pic of you at full draw so I can see your bow arm, grip, and anchor...
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#926769 - 09/21/08 02:42 PM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Game Eye]
Bertman
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prob the way you are holding the bow.my son was doing the samething string slaping his arm he got smart quick now it doesn't do it.It was the way he was holding it.
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#926842 - 09/21/08 03:40 PM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Bertman]
Radar
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You are probably torquing the grip , and that will cause the string to slap your forearm , same as a long draw length will .
Here are two artciles on bow grip and one on draw length .

http://www.buckmasters.com/bm/Resources/...Death-Grip.aspx

http://bowsite.com/bowsite/features/practical_bowhunter/grip/index.htm

http://www.huntersfriend.com/draw-length-weight.htm
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#926850 - 09/21/08 03:47 PM Re: Little bow help... [Re: Radar]
FLTENNHUNTER1
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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.
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#926858 - 09/21/08 03:55 PM Re: Little bow help... [Re: FLTENNHUNTER1]
Trapper John
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Loc: La Vergne,TN/Decaturville, TN

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I put in a vote for torque. I had a similar problem until I changed my grip. Draw length was fine but every now and then the string would smack my arm and that started making me flinch. Changed my grip and all was well after a week or so. Just takes some getting used to.
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#926861 - 09/21/08 03:57 PM Re: Little bow help... [Re: FLTENNHUNTER1]
Radar
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 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
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