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  1. Yep, but just like the Vegas shoot and any other...

    Yep, but just like the Vegas shoot and any other tournament. EVERYONE knows the scoring rules well in advance, and everyone uses the same scoring rules; albeit different for "Pros" versus "Joes."
  2. Yep, I hear you on the "they all shoot 360, now,...

    Yep, I hear you on the "they all shoot 360, now, don't they?" That and the blue face is "boring", "too easy", "too many arrows to have to concentrate that long for," "a marathon round." There are...
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    Yepp, that stuff is indeed in my book "ProActive...

    Yepp, that stuff is indeed in my book "ProActive Archery"; that and then some!

    One other caveat to all this is that during windy conditions most shooters try to control the shot process and end up...
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    In order to know how much "bubble" to give it,...

    In order to know how much "bubble" to give it, you have to PRACTICE canting your bubble by 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and full bubble on a CALM day. Then you shoot several groups and note the impact point...
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    bingo!

    bingo!
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    Personal opinion? Use the money to either get a...

    Personal opinion? Use the money to either get a rangefinder that has angle compensation, or use the money to get some GOOD coaching!
    field14 (Tom D.)
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    Yep, the last big IBO shoot I shot, it took us...

    Yep, the last big IBO shoot I shot, it took us over 4 HOURS to shoot the final TEN targets.
    Yet, the IBO luvers claim that FIELD shooting (NFAA style) takes too long...when your group of 4 shooters...
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    I dont' know where you got the $1500 price tag...

    I dont' know where you got the $1500 price tag for us here in the USA, but I have had 3 Excaliburs (Two Right handed and a Lefty) and never paid anywhere near that amount of money for either of them,...
  9. The advertising hype about stabilization, weight...

    The advertising hype about stabilization, weight and balance is overstated, at least in my opinion. Don't NEED to have 8-11 pounds of MASS weight hanging out all over the place in order to shoot...
  10. Creep tuning and all that does no good if your...

    Creep tuning and all that does no good if your FORM is off, period! You can do what you want with all the fanagling with equipment and stabilization and all that, and spend a fortune, only...
  11. Thread: Hip quivers

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    Jim Murnak WILL make a quiver if you get ahold of...

    Jim Murnak WILL make a quiver if you get ahold of him, but it could take him awhile to get it finished for you.
  12. Thread: Hip quivers

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    Arrows: I carry 12. Matched up/group tested in...

    Arrows: I carry 12. Matched up/group tested in groups of 4 arrows, and numbered accordingly.
    Equipment:
    --SPARE launcher blades that are matched out to the one currently on the bow. Also several...
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    "ProActive Archery"? You should ALWAYS carry...

    "ProActive Archery"? You should ALWAYS carry spare blades that, if you trim 'em, are also trimmed to match what is on the bow. This is done for WHEN a blade breaks or gets bent. I have seen top...
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    The key here is CONSISTENT contact with EVERY...

    The key here is CONSISTENT contact with EVERY arrow you have on hand. This takes some time to get the nock rotation properly set so that every single arrow is in as close to exactly the same...
  15. Some of the Senior Pros are "running" with the...

    Some of the Senior Pros are "running" with the drop away arrow rests as well.
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    [For Sale] Got it. Closing thread now. BOW IS SOLD. ...

    Got it. Closing thread now. BOW IS SOLD.

    field14 (Tom D.)
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    [For Sale] All PM's are answered. The letoff % at the...

    All PM's are answered. The letoff % at the current setting is posted at 65%, but per my scale (Easton Digital), it yields 68% letoff.
    Also, little known is that the cable strut is adjustable to...
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    Mine too. But it is a result of a neurological...

    Mine too. But it is a result of a neurological reaction to the heart-lung machine. My shooting deteriorated terribly as a result of this. I fought it for 14 years because I thought I could "beat...
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    [For Sale] New asking price of $600, including the #4 cams...

    New asking price of $600, including the #4 cams and shipping TYD in lower 48 only. I do take PayPal.
    This isn't the "ordinary" Merlin Excalibur, it is the only one with this configuration in the...
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    [For Sale] Bump for the evening. Great shooting bow, at a...

    Bump for the evening. Great shooting bow, at a good price for a "one of a kind" Custom built bow.
    Will consider REASONABLE offers, but please don't "lowball" our offer.
    Thanks,
    field14 (Tom D.)
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    [For Sale] RH One of a Kind Merlin Exacalibur EX-40

    This is the only Merlin Excalibur in the United States with this color scheme and one of the few on the planet with "gold hardware."
    It is a RIGHT handed model. If it was LH, I wouldn't be selling...
  22. Thread: ASA and Open A

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    If I recall the responses here on AT and other...

    If I recall the responses here on AT and other places when ASA first announced the start of the KNOWN Distance classes, there was almost a civil war! Mike was told by the die hards that "known...
  23. Thread: ASA and Open A

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    Oh, no. Don't get me started with regard to ASA...

    Oh, no. Don't get me started with regard to ASA shooters shooting out in the open without the use of you know whats to "block the wind for them." OMG....Yet with the exception of 3-D ALL the other...
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    I agree. I may have posted something similar to...

    I agree. I may have posted something similar to what I'm about to say, but here goes again and/or anyway:

    I don't understand what all the bickering, hollaring, resistance, and downright silly...
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    Yes, but that kind of money...to stay over night...

    Yes, but that kind of money...to stay over night after shooting only 20 shots? It is expensive enough to do a "one nighter" to shoot 40 shots! Of course, the time element to get 20 shots done in...
  26. Remember one other thing...Warm air rises, cold...

    Remember one other thing...Warm air rises, cold air falls.
    On super steep shots, WIND isn't the first concern...body angle is more of an issue. Uphill when steep, you tend to first overdraw some...
  27. Thread: Vegas payout

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    I also believe that they instituted a Young Adult...

    I also believe that they instituted a Young Adult Freestyle "Championship" division that paid a higher entry fee, thus the higher payout. The YOUNG ADULT is NOT eligible for "Pro Status" or...
  28. Thread: ASA and Open A

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    Thanks for correcting me. That still seems like...

    Thanks for correcting me. That still seems like a long, long time...so there must have been some dawdlers out there on the course, too? With that many people and the targets being "walk-backs"...
  29. Thread: ASA and Open A

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    Time limit rule? Hows about ENFORCING IT! Once...

    Time limit rule? Hows about ENFORCING IT! Once again, however, 112 scoring shots in ONE DAY is common-place in other venues. FOUR shots per target...and yes, they have courses full to the gills at...
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    EASY solution...the IBO and ASA, and yes, the...

    EASY solution...the IBO and ASA, and yes, the NFAA (all known distance) need to grow some cajunas and simply ENFORCE THE RULES and not leave it to "peer enforcement." Peer enforcement is seldom...
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