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New Bow For Lh, "fixed Crawl", Hiram Needs A New Bow, Too

Discussion in 'Archery' started by Hiram, Dec 19, 2020.

  1. Hiram

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    Got LH a cheap-ish take down recurve in 25#. We have a little hole in the wall store here that specializes is bow tuning and arrow making so I had the proprietor help me select a half dozen arrows that ought to work.

    LH was thrilled when she got home from work and we took it to the outdoor range. The weather was pretty nasty; cold and blustery.

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    She was really enjoying launching arrows and would get all sorts of happy when one would go where she wanted it to. Early days but at least she's enthused and motivated.

    That's my old 35# recurve behind her. I looked it up online and evidently it was built in the mid 60's. I bought it from an old guy in 1991 and really probably shouldn't even be shooting it. All of the ebay listings for this bow say things like "Antique Bow". So a new bow will be coming shortly, just need to figure out what I want. Right now I'm leaning towards something ILF. Hoyt, most likely, and probably in about a 40# draw weight. Maybe less. I have a 50# long bow but my technique really isn't solid enough for me to be consistent at that weight. I really like the 35# recurve because I can shoot it all day. It's easy for me to draw and hold. Granted, this 35# bow probably stopped being 35# a while ago. Hmmmm...maybe a 30# new bow.

    After shooting, and after LH destroyed two of her six arrows, we ran back to the arrow maker and got her another half dozen. With her on scene now, Rick, the arrow guy, had her draw and shoot numerous bare shafts to figure out the spine stiffness that works for her. He decided the arrows I got her originally were fine but he cut them down 2.5 inches and added heavier points. Next week we'll take them out and see how she does.

    Ran across this video. It is a loooooooong watch but pretty comprehensive. I had never before heard of the "fixed crawl" method of shooting, I've always shot instinctively, but it makes sense to me. I tried this method both at the indoor range and the outdoor range and, after getting a feel for what was happening, it started to come together. Might be something to this.

     
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  2. CaptDAR

    CaptDAR Always count your shots and your adversary’s

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    Nice write up Hiram. It’s certainly really important to have arrows matched to the bow and good that you have someone on hand with the knowledge to help. I wax a competition recurve archer for many years until age and shoulder problems arose so now I’m compound. I do keep an 30 lbs American flat bow for a bit of traditional fun though. If you are looking for a new bow seek out a Hoyt Satori. Very nice trad recurve.
     
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    Rick is something of a local treasure in the archery community. He's very no non-sense, down to earth and practical when it comes to bow tuning. Having arrows that work with your particular draw is a big help. Having a guy locally who can figure that out is fantastic. Worlds better than buying on Amazon and hoping they work.

    I was looking at the Satori but went with a Win&Win Black Elk with 35# limbs. So far I'm loving it and I'm starting to get a handle on string walking. My form is starting to come together to the point where I can immediately tell, on release, if I shanked the shot or not. I'm having a lot of fun with this!
     

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