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  1. The main thing I expect from a coach is honesty. ...

    The main thing I expect from a coach is honesty. Tell me where I suck, even if I think that I'm doing that thing great. Even if the coach thinks it will hurt my feelings, I want the truth.
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  2. Thread: Crazy Hinge Use

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    I tried shooting a hinge like that one time and...

    I tried shooting a hinge like that one time and felt like I was breaking my forearm. :)

    This falls into the category of "you don't have to do it right, you just have to do it the same every time"....
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    Where is 3D-U?

    Where is 3D-U?
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    Glad to hear it. I thought they had potential,...

    Glad to hear it. I thought they had potential, especially at the price.
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    At 12 years old, the main thing is to make it fun...

    At 12 years old, the main thing is to make it fun for your daughter. While a blade is a good idea at some point, it can be discouraging for younger archers. It's much easier to keep the arrow on...
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    When you move the rest, you are moving the arrow...

    When you move the rest, you are moving the arrow so that it's in front of the string path. The result may or may not leave the arrow in the center of the bow.
    When you yoke tune you are moving the...
  7. I do all of my own work and usually buy small...

    I do all of my own work and usually buy small items on line, so it would be a convenience to me to be able to buy directly from the manufacturer.

    I only use my dealers to order stuff from the...
  8. Thread: Shot Execution

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    Yes, but if you leave any slack at all, you will...

    Yes, but if you leave any slack at all, you will get a very unpleasant jerk. With a recurve or longbow, the jerk is not quite as unpleasant.

    In this drill, the formaster is just a safety measure...
  9. Thread: The Problem!

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    Thanks to following cbrunson's suggestions from a...

    Thanks to following cbrunson's suggestions from a few months ago, my hold is better now than ever. I've been doing a few equipment related thing too. However, I'm not shooting as well as I used to....
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    I don't have much experience with holding weight...

    I don't have much experience with holding weight and sore shoulders. The Mathews Icon mentioned above has a cable with 32 strands of 452X. Normal is 24 strands. The higher holding weight is more...
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    My experience is a bit dated, but take it for...

    My experience is a bit dated, but take it for what it's worth.

    I used to shoot a ProElite for indoor & practices quite a bit. And my scores were the best I ever shot. But at the end of the 2012...
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    With respect, I don't entirely agree with this. ...

    With respect, I don't entirely agree with this. The guys who stand a chance of making the shoot off know that they have to shoot every arrows perfectly. There is no room for marginal arrows. Part...
  13. Thread: Shot Execution

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    If you find yourself taking too long to execute a...

    If you find yourself taking too long to execute a shot, let down. It's one of the key skills that an intermediate archer needs to learn in order to advance. It's one of the hardest shots in...
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    I bought a dozen V1 VAP's when they first came...

    I bought a dozen V1 VAP's when they first came out. Grouping wasn't a problem, but durability & consistency was not as good as I would hope. The durability could be explained by my short DL and...
  15. Thread: Shot Execution

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    It's great that you are thinking about your shot...

    It's great that you are thinking about your shot sequence. That's going to take you a long way in this sport. You would be surprised at how many archers don't even write down their shot sequence.
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    That was the problem for most archers. GRIV was...

    That was the problem for most archers. GRIV was experimenting with this about 8-10 years ago. I'm not sure what his conclusion was, but I think that he felt like being sure that the node is on or...
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    One of the rules of tuning is that if you change...

    One of the rules of tuning is that if you change anything, you change everything.

    Obviously there are degrees to this. Very small changes need very small adjustments to get your tune 100% back....
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    I paid $75 for the minimax cams here in Maryland....

    I paid $75 for the minimax cams here in Maryland. It may be different for you. One problem with Mathews is that you have to buy from a dealer, you can't order directly from Mathews. You will need...
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    Here is one idea from a previous thread: ...

    Here is one idea from a previous thread:



    Kent probably has a better handle on this than most anyone since he was competing in a couple of them.
  20. Thread: Shooting help.

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    Yes, I've had the same problem and NO it's not...

    Yes, I've had the same problem and NO it's not target panic. It's anticipation. The cure is to work on your follow through. And you are right about your subconscious dropping the bow a little. ...
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    You are right, the pound isn't quite as weak as...

    You are right, the pound isn't quite as weak as it was a few months ago. On one sight I bought in September, I saved about $110 vs LAS, but now it would only be about $80 savings. I haven't kept up...
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    If you are OK with off brand stabilizers, you can...

    If you are OK with off brand stabilizers, you can get some very inexpensively at Alternative Services in Great Britain. The pound is weak against the dollar right now, so many items not made in the...
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    It's definitely possible to get fletching contact...

    It's definitely possible to get fletching contact and it's more likely with the fat target arrows. However, I've never had contact problems that I couldn't make adjustments to eliminate.
  24. Thread: Super tune

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    IMO, you can do a better job of tuning than...

    IMO, you can do a better job of tuning than either of those guys, IF you have an experienced tuner helping you do it yourself. Both Shane and Crackers & a few others are excellent bow tuners, but if...
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    At my indoor league, there are 24 shooters on...

    At my indoor league, there are 24 shooters on Monday night. There are at least 24 different arrow setups. Everything from big 2712's with heavy point weight to skinny outdoor arrows. All score as...
  26. Thread: Back Tension

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    That's great! I hope it works out for both of...

    That's great! I hope it works out for both of you!
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    Both recurve and compound. Arrows are ACC's,...

    Both recurve and compound. Arrows are ACC's, 2712's, CT Hippos & VAP's. I've noticed that the smaller the diameter arrows do pull easier. I use Scorpion Venom lube on all arrows.
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    Comfortable is just what you are used to doing. ...

    Comfortable is just what you are used to doing. It may or may not be what is right for you. Experimenting with a shorter DL may pay off for you, or not. It certainly can't hurt. Shorten it a...
  29. That's the Super Peep from Specialty Archery,...

    That's the Super Peep from Specialty Archery, not AAE.
    Both are great archery companies with great products, but Specialty makes the peeps.
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    Interesting, I got their Cube model and while...

    Interesting, I got their Cube model and while it's large and light, It's very hard to pull arrows. I had to buy a DD Arrow puller to get the arrows out.
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