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A Reason To Always Where An Arm Guard!

Discussion in 'Archery' started by Drake267, Jul 27, 2020.

  1. Drake267

    Drake267 Pro Poster

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    The below pics show my mates arm after he tried his bow in the garden to see what it shot like. Only one arrow he said, just to see what it felt like. This was when he was new to archery. Well, I know what it will have felt like, really painful. This was around 10/15 mins after he did it. The day after it looked a lot worse. Obviously it was the bow string hitting his arm. 60lb compound.

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    Predictive txt in the title :facepalm: should be wear.
     
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    Jimmypie Pffft , Pop , Twang , Bang

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    Rub a dock leaf on it :facepalm:
     
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    Haha, I’ll tell him that when I see him.
     
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    Yep, it hurts like hell.
     
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    Wow...
     
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    Massive ouch.:facepalm:
     
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    CaptDAR Always count your shots and your adversary’s

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    Looks very very painful. Interesting though that the string ran along his arm using a compound. I only wear a guard shooting recurve or longbow. Can’t think of any of our club that wear arm guards with compounds.
     
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    Brother Caleb You have been judged and found unworthy!

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    looks like he has rolled his arm with the elbow flat which is easy done when you are starting out. It is easier not to do with a compound as you don’t hold peak weight for very long and can concentrate on your form.

    He has my sympathy it is a real sickener :(
     
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    I can’t think of anyone that doesn’t wear one to be honest. Everyone at the clubs I’ve been in have worn them. I wouldn’t want to take the risk. Compound or recurve.
     
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    Pretty much how I’ve seen him shoot, I think he has hyper mobile joints too but it does look like he holds his arm really straight and as you say, the elbow flat almost. Looks uncomfortable to be honest, though he does seem to be a lot better now.
     
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    Done exactly the same thing first time I shot my #56 longbow :facepalm:
     
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    He said he squealed a bit! I can imagine he did. I think it’s more to do with his joints so he has to be careful, still gets the odd clip now and again.
     
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    It certainly stings a bit
     
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    I shoot recurve and forgot to put my armguard on so often - without hurting myself, that I eventually gave up wearing one.

    I have never hit my arm in 4 or 5 years of shooting.

    Not sure why this is but I am quite tall with relatively skinny arms which might have something to do with it.

    I only shoot targets but if I were to try something with a more varied range/elevation/shooting position I would wear an armguard.
     
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