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    I was worried about that too. As tiny as she is,...

    I was worried about that too. As tiny as she is, she can kick my a** in Pilates. She's initially suggesting only two or three exercises to help balance the imbalance between the two sides, and help...
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    My wife is a Pilates instructor and former...

    My wife is a Pilates instructor and former ballerina and just this year got into archery. Her progress is nothing short of amazing. Just in the first month of shooting she caught the eye of a former...
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    Since the sight is on the outside of the bow,...

    Since the sight is on the outside of the bow, there's nothing for the arrow to hit. I think you'll be fine.
  4. Koreycat, now that you have the bow in hand and...

    Koreycat, now that you have the bow in hand and getting somewhat used to where to anchor, now you can find your true draw length. If you don't have an uncut arrow shaft you can use for testing, just...
  5. Thread: Instinctive?

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    My wife is a ballet dancer. There is a poster...

    My wife is a ballet dancer. There is a poster backstage of a famous ballerina who once said "Master technique, then forget about it and be natural."

    Sound familiar?
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    Also, all Genesis arrows are built like tanks to...

    Also, all Genesis arrows are built like tanks to withstand the rigors of school kids abusing them. Actual weight rating is for somewhere around a 50# bow.

    They're good if bought in bulk for...
  7. From what I've heard of horsebows (actual audible...

    From what I've heard of horsebows (actual audible listening, not just reading) the horsebow is pretty noisy. The string slapping on the syah creates a nasty buzz after the release.

    The Hawkwood is...
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    I would think the 500's would be closer to your...

    I would think the 500's would be closer to your desired spine, but in any case porpoising isn't really caused by spine as much as it is vertical error. Either nocking point, or if you have an...
  9. Thread: Gap shooting

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    My "gap" is a grain mark in the wood of my riser....

    My "gap" is a grain mark in the wood of my riser. I align it for elevation and estimate how much to hold off target to hit center.

    Whether you call it instinctive, gap or something else, it's all...
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    I think it's fine the way it is, as long as...

    I think it's fine the way it is, as long as people put enough into the headline to identify what they want. I scan the titles and rarely go anywhere other than the posts that I know have something I...
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    What eBay vendor is it? If I knew what he was...

    What eBay vendor is it? If I knew what he was selling, we could answer better.

    I wouldn't trust it though.
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    Pretty deep but beautifully formed. I think...

    Pretty deep but beautifully formed. I think you're okay
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    Photos would help, but it sounds like you're...

    Photos would help, but it sounds like you're describing the string grooves that were manufactured into the limbs.
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    The Genesis arrows are designed for youth,...

    The Genesis arrows are designed for youth, meaning they're thick walled, heavy arrows to withstand the torture young kids can put them through. Although the NASP Genesis bows are rated between 10-20...
  15. Thread: Toelka whip

    by Dave V
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    Here's my Whip. As I wanted it for a Ren Faire...

    Here's my Whip. As I wanted it for a Ren Faire reenactment group, I didn't want anything excessively flashy.

    Cocobolo riser with Spalted Maple limb laminations.
    2045199
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    I have the same bow. I bought a Bear Hair rest...

    I have the same bow. I bought a Bear Hair rest and plate from 3 Rivers. I was able to cut it down enough to have plenty for two longbows.

    Yes, the shelf is tiny, but the leather plate is thin and...
  17. I see little difference in the two patterns....

    I see little difference in the two patterns. Since the gold spot in the 40cm is smaller, I actually see some score improvement.

    There's a weird "head game" that happens when you go to a multi-spot...
  18. Oh no, no Dremel please!! I've seen the...

    Oh no, no Dremel please!!

    I've seen the Genesis arrows with two different nock types, the Easton "G" and the "N" series nocks.
    The G nocks come in two sizes, large groove and normal. I'm not sure...
  19. Some horsebows I've seen have some sort of thin...

    Some horsebows I've seen have some sort of thin strike plate out of some hard material like wood or bone.
  20. Thread: Releasing Issue

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    Try focusing on your follow through. So your...

    Try focusing on your follow through. So your short sequence would be Draw, Anchor, Follow Through. No mention of release.

    In this case the release is nothing more than something that happens...
  21. Thread: Which Recurve?

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    XT 340 might fly okay out of a compound with a...

    XT 340 might fly okay out of a compound with a strong power curve, but it's a bit stiff for recurves. For pretty much any recurve at 50# you're looking at XT500 or even the 600's
  22. Glorious color doesn't exactly help if you're on...

    Glorious color doesn't exactly help if you're on a traditional Kindle.

    From the description it's basically a handy outline of the 13 steps of the KSL system.
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    Shuumai, since that picture she has moved her...

    Shuumai, since that picture she has moved her anchor to under the jaw.
  24. Thread: Warf?

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    Once someone does the Warf conversion you should...

    Once someone does the Warf conversion you should be good to go.
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    [For Sale] Looking forward to seeing this on my bow soon!

    Looking forward to seeing this on my bow soon!
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    Remember that "shooting off your knuckle" with a...

    Remember that "shooting off your knuckle" with a thumb ring really means you're shooting off your bow *fingers* as you shoot off the other side of the bow than you do with a traditional bow shot with...
  27. Thread: Warf?

    by Dave V
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    Once it's "warfed" into an ILF format, pretty...

    Once it's "warfed" into an ILF format, pretty much any ILF limb will work.

    I know someone who just unbolted the compound limbs and with a little tweaking he directly bolted on Sage limbs. They're...
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    Go with two nocking points, one above and one...

    Go with two nocking points, one above and one below to prevent slippage down the string.
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    Nope, stacking won't be an issue. FWIW, my...

    Nope, stacking won't be an issue.

    FWIW, my wife is 5'2" and her draw length is about 25-26". She shoots a 25" SF Forged riser with medium limbs.
    Is it the most efficient bow out there? No. Is it...
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    Higher poundage would tug at your arm more, but...

    Higher poundage would tug at your arm more, but if you don't try to ignore the softer tug of a light bow it still works. I use it at 20 lbs. If you can stand some wrist slap from the cord, making it...
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