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    The owner of the bow has to shoot a bow to tune...

    The owner of the bow has to shoot a bow to tune the bow. However you want to get started is fine. The two arrow trick, laser, measure 13/16", eyeball, etc. They are all just a place to start &...
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    I had a newer Nova back in the late '90s. The...

    I had a newer Nova back in the late '90s. The strings are fast flight on that one, but you should stick with dacron on yours.

    The recommended arrow weight on mine is 6 grains per pound of draw...
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    Excellent post White Shoe!!!! Allen

    Excellent post White Shoe!!!!

    Allen
  4. There are a lot of variables involved in an...

    There are a lot of variables involved in an archery shot. Many can be controlled. One of these is how much air we are holding in our lungs during the shot. I didn't believe that it would make...
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    You are doing what I call "stopping". You shot...

    You are doing what I call "stopping".

    You shot should be one single continuous motion from the start of your draw through anchor, aiming and follow through. Once you get to full draw with anchors...
  6. Thread: Brand Loyalty

    by aread
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    I'll be exactly as loyal to a particular brand as...

    I'll be exactly as loyal to a particular brand as that manufacturer is to me. And since the manufacturers don't know I exist, I'll buy and shoot exactly what I want to.
    Currently I have & shoot...
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    Here it is from Jim Despart: Here is the...

    Here it is from Jim Despart:


    Here is the thread:
    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=10929&highlight=Vegas

    It's amazing what you can find from the early days of AT when you use...
  8. [For Sale] Joe, Where I practice, the sun causes a lot of...

    Joe,

    Where I practice, the sun causes a lot of glare. It's nearly in front of me or behind the target. I've tried sun shades on the scope with very limited success.

    Would your lens help me...
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    I've got the same problem. :( Mostly I toss...

    I've got the same problem. :(

    Mostly I toss them, but keep a few for storage. I'd love to find out where to donate them.

    They sure accumulate fast.

    Allen
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    The biggest benefit is how quick and easy it is...

    The biggest benefit is how quick and easy it is for even a novice to tune.

    Benefits in shooting depend on the archer. When the FuryX and NitrousX first came out, the established pro's were not...
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    Thanks Alan!

    Thanks Alan!
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    Hey Alan, Have you ever tried starting with the...

    Hey Alan,
    Have you ever tried starting with the can that is slightly short, then shortening the string and cable to increase the brace height and the DL?
    Thanks,
    Allen
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    I spent about 3 years controlling the pain in my...

    I spent about 3 years controlling the pain in my bow arm elbow. And it's still not 100%. I have to wear the elbow strap for every arrow I shoot. As long as I wear the strap, I can shoot a couple...
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    That is Jim Depart. JDES900X on AT. Great...

    That is Jim Depart. JDES900X on AT.

    Great shooter and good guy. Lots of very good information in his posts.

    Allen
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    The biggest problem with the C4 is that it takes...

    The biggest problem with the C4 is that it takes away all your excuses for misses. They are all on the operator.

    The C4 is a great bow. Like other Mathews I've shot, tuning is not difficult. ...
  16. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you to DB!!!...

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you to DB!!!

    Don't be a stranger here. We miss you.

    Allen
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    Definitely have to have two, preferably identical...

    Definitely have to have two, preferably identical so you don't know which one you are shooting. It helps avoid anticipation.

    Also as posted above, practice with both.
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    I think so too. Look at the neck line. Also,...

    I think so too. Look at the neck line. Also, seems to be a rounded ear rather than a deer shaped ear.

    Allen
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    The above good advice is for compound archery. ...

    The above good advice is for compound archery. If you are shooting a recurve, you will need an arm guard. With your meds, you should get a heavy leather or plastic one. One place they sell them is...
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    Many years ago someone told me that the optimum...

    Many years ago someone told me that the optimum number of reps per session to learn a skill was given as 32. Fewer is still good, and more is better, but 32 is optimum.

    I think this came from the...
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    I'm about the same distance and drive time. The...

    I'm about the same distance and drive time. The bad part is that I have to drive it in rush hour traffic.
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    A P-loop below the arrow puts a little bit of...

    A P-loop below the arrow puts a little bit of downward pressure on the arrow as you are drawing. It can help keep the arrow on the rest during the draw. The pressure isn't much but it does help a...
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    These guys have several: ...

    These guys have several:

    http://www.chefknivestogo.com/strops.html

    They are good people to deal with too.

    One of the best and cheapest strops I've ever used is Post-It paper. They are...
  24. No, you don't have to be good at archery to join...

    No, you don't have to be good at archery to join a club. Everyone started out with no more skill than you have right now. Even world champions had to learn it. Every one of them have a different...
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    I haven't used TAP in quite a few years. At the...

    I haven't used TAP in quite a few years. At the time the results for spine and tapes was the same. Often there would be small differences because you could enter in much more information into SFA....
  26. Around here, the classes are divided up based on...

    Around here, the classes are divided up based on your equipment. Compound, recurve, releases, sights, stabilizers, etc.

    Don't worry about little things like this. Just go and shoot. When you...
  27. Thread: Chuck Adams

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    He frequently appears at outdoor shows.

    He frequently appears at outdoor shows.
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    I think we should cut Alan some slack. We all...

    I think we should cut Alan some slack. We all want his DVD, but he's been working on it for less than 2 years.

    A typical movie in the theaters takes about 3 years from beginning to end and that's...
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    Most, but not all, of the top target archers are...

    Most, but not all, of the top target archers are using a hinge or thumb trigger release.

    Will this be the best for you? Maybe, maybe not. You are not them and what works best for you may be...
  30. Load arrow & set hand and release Deep breath &...

    Load arrow & set hand and release
    Deep breath & exhale
    Inhale while drawing
    exhale while setting shoulders and anchors
    execute shot

    there is a lot more to my shot sequence, but that's the...
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