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    I want to start Recurve target shooting

    Hey guys I new at the recurve, I been using a compound for 7 years now, and now watching the Olympic archery got me in the mood to do some competition recurve shooting. I kno nothing about recurve bows so I need your help, I want to start out small and work my way up, I want to get a decent bow to start then get a better one later, I will have $600 to spen on just the now any suggestions? Thank you



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    Quote Originally Posted by Al19067 View Post
    Hey guys I new at the recurve, I been using a compound for 7 years now, and now watching the Olympic archery got me in the mood to do some competition recurve shooting. I kno nothing about recurve bows so I need your help, I want to start out small and work my way up, I want to get a decent bow to start then get a better one later, I will have $600 to spen on just the now any suggestions? Thank you
    Congrats.

    Start by doing some reading.

    http://www.archery.org/UserFiles/Doc...rsManuel-e.pdf

    http://texasarchery.org/BoardMembers...ngForTens.html

    http://www.archery-forum.com/showthr...-a-recurve-bow
    www.nutsandboltsarchery.com
    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...=who+wants+dvd
    Send me an email for DVD = $25.00....

    alanlui@comcast.net

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    Welcome to AT. I think you will get more and better responses if you will also post this same question in the FITA forum. Some searches over there might also net some good info. Good luck with it.

    EDIT: Or just talk to nuts&bolts about it over here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al19067 View Post
    Hey guys I new at the recurve, I been using a compound for 7 years now, and now watching the Olympic archery got me in the mood to do some competition recurve shooting. I kno nothing about recurve bows so I need your help, I want to start out small and work my way up, I want to get a decent bow to start then get a better one later, I will have $600 to spen on just the now any suggestions? Thank you
    AFTER you complete the reading,
    then,
    find an archery club that has target recurve shooters (Olympic style...FITA)
    and watch and learn,
    and hopefully,
    find someone who can walk you through the basics.

    The early stages go much much easier/faster/more efficiently
    if you have someone help you with the basics of shooting posture,
    of shooting technique,
    how to hook the fingers properly around the bowstring..

    what muscles to squeeze,
    what muscles to relax and when,
    alignment of the upper body in relation to the string,
    how to get a proper "sight picture",
    how to tune a plunger (spring pressure)
    how to position the tip of the plunger (arrow centershot position in relation to the sight window)...

    how to tune the bow draw weight to the arrow stiffness (stiff versus weak arrow reaction).

    Start with 20 lb limbs....maybe even 25 lb limbs...do NOT go any higher than this.

    This is about learning control...accuracy.
    www.nutsandboltsarchery.com
    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...=who+wants+dvd
    Send me an email for DVD = $25.00....

    alanlui@comcast.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al19067 View Post
    Hey guys I new at the recurve, I been using a compound for 7 years now, and now watching the Olympic archery got me in the mood to do some competition recurve shooting. I kno nothing about recurve bows so I need your help, I want to start out small and work my way up, I want to get a decent bow to start then get a better one later, I will have $600 to spen on just the now any suggestions? Thank you
    One of my BIGGEST pet peeves
    is when a brand new recurve shooter is sold the completely WRONG arrows....999 times out of 1000...

    the new recurve shooter is sold arrows WAY WAY too stiff.

    So,
    HOLD OFF on purchasing arrows.

    Once we figure out your recurve draw length,
    and
    figure out what strength of limbs...(poundage rating for the limbs)...

    then,
    we can do some calculations (archery software is a LOVELY invention)
    and get you started on the correct ARROW PRESCRIPTION.
    www.nutsandboltsarchery.com
    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...=who+wants+dvd
    Send me an email for DVD = $25.00....

    alanlui@comcast.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al19067 View Post
    Hey guys I new at the recurve, I been using a compound for 7 years now, and now watching the Olympic archery got me in the mood to do some competition recurve shooting. I kno nothing about recurve bows so I need your help, I want to start out small and work my way up, I want to get a decent bow to start then get a better one later, I will have $600 to spen on just the now any suggestions? Thank you
    EXCELLENT list of starting equipment
    for the aspiring Olympic class target recurve shooter.

    http://www.shootingthestickbow.com/E...%20shooter.pdf


    I suggest doing a search for any writings by Viper1.

    His real name =Anthony Camera,
    and his book "Shooting the Stickbow" is top notch. Excellent.

    I have a copy in my extensive Archery Library.

    http://www.amazon.com/Shooting-Stick.../dp/1602642443
    www.nutsandboltsarchery.com
    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...=who+wants+dvd
    Send me an email for DVD = $25.00....

    alanlui@comcast.net

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    I am sure you will have LOTS of questions,
    after you complete your "preliminary" reading.

    So,
    feel free to send me a pm message
    and I can walk you through the initial steps for equipment purchase.

    I teach a lot of Olympic style recurve.
    I teach a bit of compound shooting, as well.

    I have a very very basic recurve guide that I give out for free......nowhere near as complete as "Shooting the Stickbow".
    www.nutsandboltsarchery.com
    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...=who+wants+dvd
    Send me an email for DVD = $25.00....

    alanlui@comcast.net

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    How can I get a copy of your recurve guide ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuts&bolts View Post
    I am sure you will have LOTS of questions,
    after you complete your "preliminary" reading.

    So,
    feel free to send me a pm message
    and I can walk you through the initial steps for equipment purchase.

    I teach a lot of Olympic style recurve.
    I teach a bit of compound shooting, as well.

    I have a very very basic recurve guide that I give out for free......nowhere near as complete as "Shooting the Stickbow".
    What don't you do Alan haha?
    2014 of some sort
    "Amateurs practice til' they can do it right, Pros practice til' they can't do it wrong."

    Fortitudo Scientia Amor

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuts&bolts View Post
    I am sure you will have LOTS of questions,
    after you complete your "preliminary" reading.

    So,
    feel free to send me a pm message
    and I can walk you through the initial steps for equipment purchase.

    I teach a lot of Olympic style recurve.
    I teach a bit of compound shooting, as well.

    I have a very very basic recurve guide that I give out for free......nowhere near as complete as "Shooting the Stickbow".
    Thank you, I'm gonna do the reading tomorrow at work, also I'm a short archer 5"4 lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasontrayal View Post
    How can I get a copy of your recurve guide ?
    Send me a pm message with your email address.

    2 MB pdf file.

    Very crude.
    Lots of pictures.

    It's a starting point.
    www.nutsandboltsarchery.com
    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...=who+wants+dvd
    Send me an email for DVD = $25.00....

    alanlui@comcast.net

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