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    You compensate for the oscillation by shooting...

    You compensate for the oscillation by shooting through paper at 3 different distances AND using only one arrow for all of your paper tuning. Spin your arrows and select your straightest arrow to use...
  2. Because aluminum arrows are so easy to bend. ...

    Because aluminum arrows are so easy to bend. Carbons don't bend.

    They are also a lot lighter and we can get much more speed out of the same bow.
  3. 1 - Compound bows 2 - mechanical releases 3 -...

    1 - Compound bows
    2 - mechanical releases
    3 - improved string materials
    4 - carbon arrows and aluminum arrows
    5 - laminated limbs

    Without these we would be shooting wooden arrows from self...
  4. Yes, my C-4 has the MinMax cam. I'm actually...

    Yes, my C-4 has the MinMax cam. I'm actually struggling with my DL this summer. One day it will be 26.5" and the next it will be 27", or somewhere in between. :)
    Tiller does change the angle of...
  5. Mine doesn't seem to want stiff arrows. It tunes...

    Mine doesn't seem to want stiff arrows. It tunes pretty easy with any arrow I want it to.

    One other thing you might try is tiller. You've backed out the limb bolts and I'm sure you were...
  6. You guys make pretty good products and I've had...

    You guys make pretty good products and I've had good experience with your customer service. But I think you should re-think the pricing on this tool set or find a better wholesale source to buy...
  7. Thread: Paper tuning

    by aread
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    Think about how the string travels during the...

    Think about how the string travels during the power stroke. The goal of tuning is to get the center of mass of the arrow exactly in front of the string as it's moving forward. If you have a paper...
  8. I've tried both ways and find that I shoot better...

    I've tried both ways and find that I shoot better with the release as deep into my fingers as possible. My hand is basically a fist.
    This is just what works for me. Obviously others will have...
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    The 2011 also has a poor limb pocket design. I...

    The 2011 also has a poor limb pocket design. I can actually see the pocket twist a little bit on mine. Starting in 2012 they improved the pockets and improved them even more in 2013 & 2014. The...
  10. Thread: Did I screw up?

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    Lots of folks here don't like Mathews. I'm not...

    Lots of folks here don't like Mathews. I'm not sure why, but their advertising just irritates some people.

    You've got a good bow that is a huge upgrade from your Nova. If you like it, forget...
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    2011 – Supra HP Single Cam Bow Weight – 4.5 lb...

    2011 – Supra HP Single Cam
    Bow Weight – 4.5 lb
    IBO – 310
    ATA – 38”
    Brace – 7”
    String Length – 103”
    Buss Length – 40”
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    You must be reading it wrong. Their price it...

    You must be reading it wrong. Their price it $130 less than LAS on the Shibuya.

    And yes, it's legit. They sponsor the European ProArchery Tour that Dave Cousins recently won for the 7th (?) time.
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    The dollar has gotten much stronger against the...

    The dollar has gotten much stronger against the British pound that there are some good deals from the British suppliers:

    Shibuya CPX carbon = $259.45. It's about $130 more from US suppliers
    ...
  14. This ^ General rule is that if you change...

    This ^

    General rule is that if you change anything, you've changed everything.
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    Longer string gives you a longer DL. A longer...

    Longer string gives you a longer DL. A longer cable gives you a shorter DL

    If you make them both longer, they approximately offset and give about the same DL. However, on most bows, the longer...
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    I did the same thing a few years ago with a...

    I did the same thing a few years ago with a Sceptor II. My reason for doing it was to reduce the draw length. That part worked well, but I ended up with string slap. The only compound bow I've...
  17. Nock high that won't go away with nock / rest...

    Nock high that won't go away with nock / rest adjustments is usually due to cam orientation.

    Try putting a twist or two in your cable. It that doesn't work, take a twist or two out.

    If you are...
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    found it:

    found it:
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    I agree with you as you can see from my...

    I agree with you as you can see from my signature.

    Somewhere I have a couple of posts with at least a dozen form and equipment reasons for holding low. This list is a compilation of posts over...
  20. What distances did you use to paper tune?

    What distances did you use to paper tune?
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    Derailment is generally caused by four things: -...

    Derailment is generally caused by four things:
    - torque on the bow from the archer
    - cam lean
    - something gets between the string and cam like a branch - this is unusual but does happen
    - for...
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    Never had problems even with 2712's. If your...

    Never had problems even with 2712's.

    If your XXX won't fit into the receiver, the Zenith upgrade will solve that problem.
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    They look like strings that weren't very good to...

    They look like strings that weren't very good to start with, but were used or have been on the shop floor for a couple of weeks.

    I'm not very good, but I can build a better set than that. Spend...
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    The bow in your first photos is the Nova Vector 4...

    The bow in your first photos is the Nova Vector 4 - 1999
    The #7 cam is 29" DL
    String length = 56"
    Cable length = 40.5"
    ATA = 38"
    Brace = 7 5/8"


    The bow in the other photos is Nova Vector IV...
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    The Mathews grips look good, but sometimes make...

    The Mathews grips look good, but sometimes make it difficult to place your bow hand consistently. I always remove them and either leave the riser bare or put on an aftermarket grip. I haven't tried...
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    An old rule that you don't hear much any more,...

    An old rule that you don't hear much any more, but may apply here: "Accuracy is in the arrows."

    This means that today, compound bows are so good that any of them can be tuned to launch an arrow...
  27. Thread: Bare shaft tune.

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    I do it because it's convenient and it works. ...

    I do it because it's convenient and it works. Most of my shooting is at public ranges where a paper tuning frame is not easy to set up. So bare shaft tuning is just a matter of cutting fletching...
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    Those are both Vector 4 cams. I bought mine in...

    Those are both Vector 4 cams. I bought mine in 1999. It has the cables like the first one. The second one is an older system.

    PSE has sold a lot of Nova's over the years with probably every cam...
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    Assuming that you will buy a compound bow: -...

    Assuming that you will buy a compound bow:

    - Bow press - the best bargain in presses is the EZ Green, but you can get a press with more features if you want to spend the coin.
    - Knowledge - Ike's...
  30. Thread: very frustrating

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    Same here - especially that free part :)

    Same here - especially that free part :)
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