March 14th, 2012, 05:51 AM
I like this Thread. Makes you wonder what guys think they shoot over what they actually shoot. A trad bow that is.
5'10" 27.5" draw and hey I wear Camo Jacket n a Large.
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March 14th, 2012, 06:34 AM
6ft 2 in chest 50 2 xl trad bow 28 inch compound bow 29 inch draw...
SOB (Sweet Old Bill) Bill Olmesdahl
Sand Dune archery club MB SC,
Gibertville rod and Gun NY,
Seniors archery 3D/ hunt Oneonta NY
March 14th, 2012, 08:19 AM
March 14th, 2012, 08:22 AM
Not sure of my jacket size but I'm 5'9" and draw 26.5"
March 14th, 2012, 08:49 AM
March 14th, 2012, 09:29 AM
March 14th, 2012, 09:31 AM
6'6" - 32 draw - no clue on jacket
March 14th, 2012, 09:49 AM
OK, most people here are falling in the normal range of draw lengths.
Assuming a normally proportioned body, draw length is a function of arm length and shoulder girth (hence the question about jacket size). Again, assuming a relatively standard anchor.
Most GUYS in the 5'9" - 5'10" range will be drawing about 28 - 29"; 6' or some 29 - 30" and so on. A 6'6" guys will most likely be around 32 - 33". Are these absolutes? Of course not. What I do see a lot in the "trad" world are guys drawing well under where they should be, due to being over bowed or just using poor form. I still take that as giving up free horse power. In addition, not reaching full extension, usually means poor alignment and that results and inefficient and inconsistent releases / follow-throughs.
"Full draw" should be an end point of sorts, meaning it's the limit of your comfort range, based on your build and anchor, while having best possible alignment / bone support.
It does seem that most guys here are doing just that.
For the 6'6" guys or those with a 50+ jacket size and 28" draw, while that might be where you're supposed to be, using a mirror or video taping yourselves might be revealing. Just a thought.
“Simple and innocent, however, as it (the bow) appears, and capable as it is of being a trusty friend and ally, a bow is at the same time a watchful enemy, ready to take advantage of the smallest slight.”