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Well it's a new year....and things change. Did any of you change anything from last year? :noidea: I don't like changing a lot of basic things. That's why I have shot the same Tuner since about 1998 :eek: I have pretty much always shot an X10 stab since 1999. Heck even the same release for the most part since 2001 or so. Heck I don't even like tuning....or setting up anything.

Of course I try things I am interested in either by buying it to test it or borrowing it from a friend but I pretty much always end up back with what I had.

BUT things have changed for me this year. I got a package today and after I opened the box I realized that just about every thing that I am shooting this year is different from what I shot last year :eek:

My sight is the ONLY thing that is the EXACT same as it was last year...a CJ Ants with a 4X DY lens...but even that will more then likely change in the next month or so to a Hogg Father.

Bow: Pro Elite - I shot an S4 for the past two years

Stab: B-Stinger XL - The past two years I shot nothing but an X10. But I don't even have a side rod anymore....just a rear Doinker and a few weights off the side of the riser.

Release: Stan Micro III - Like I said my release really has been the same TRU Ball Tru Tension since they came out.

Arrows: 530 Nanos - This was only a small change...I shot 490s last year but I did change from Bohning pin nocks back to Easton.....that however is only because I only had 23 nocks left and I had 78 Easton ones :D

Strings: The material is the same...452X.... but I changed makers.

Rest: :eek: YEP....my 15 year old Tuner is in the box....I went to a Hoyt Launcher Blade Rest :faint:


Just about the only thing that is the same is my Angel quiver and of course my 187 Flex Fletch :chortle:

and I am loving EVERY change :D
 

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2008 Parker Shooting Star
2009 Updated Parker Shooting star (Parker added a string stop)

2009 CopperJohn Dead Nuts pro 5 pin .019 (no change)

2008 arrow rest DMI Exterminator with lizard tonge blade
2009 arrow rest Golden Eagle 3D Premier with Dave Cousin Perfect Blade .010

2008 Easton 3D quiver Red and Black
2009 ditto

2008 Fat Boys 400 4" 3 fletch AAE vanes
2009 Easton Light Speed 3D 400 3 Fletch 2" Blazers Picked up 14fps

2008 Tasco 10x25 Binoculars
2009 Bushnell Hemisphere Binoculars 8 x 32

2008 Tommy Armour Leather Glove (bow hand)
2009 Taylor Made Cabrietta Leather Glove (bow hand)

yes I wear a golf glove when I shoot :mg:

Still use my Mizuno MX20 T-ZOID irons 3-pw (for golf)
 

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I made a few changes nothing too drastic though. I'm like you I know what works for me, and i'm not fond of changing any of that.
That being said here's the changes for 09
1.the hoyt quicktune 3000 took the backseat to a new pro-tuner (the nerve damage caused by my previous life is finally repairing itself so I can keep an arrow on the blade now)

2. 4x shrewd scope now belongs to my buddy (the evo puncher) and I have a new 29mm sureloc with .7 diopeter lens.

3. maxima selects went bye bye, and I signed back on with victory (just like the way the v-force group better)

4. no longer carrying a chewie chair, got myself a new easton field quiver.

5. 8.5x50 razors get to take off most of this season while I break in the new 12x42 vipers

6. dropped my poundage from 54 down to 44 (for the time being anyway)

other than that everything is the same. The bow is a different color, but still shooting an 06 protec with xt2000's and spiral cams. still shooting the same tru ball ht release. sticking with the good old stand by sureloc supreme. 36 inch aep front rod, and 8 inch side.
If anything else changes this year it will just be poundage, and maybe point weight.
 

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for past 2.5 yrs i haven't made any changes either... BUT...this year i've :

retired the chocolate-addiction, (reserved for hunting only)
and now using Evo +..

changed from 70 lb limbs to 60 lb limbs...
still using cam.5
still using Lethal Weapon.. like it a lot, but will be extending the fibers

using a new string maker, should be a "monsterous" change
from my local pro shop..order is pending as i type..

i bought a press, vise and other tuning equipment

want to replace tt-2 hole with the newer 1-hole w/micro adjust
want to rid the fatboys and go with ACC
thinking about new binos, probably vipers
want to replace the vibe-check stab and try the B-stinger
the quiver is wallying out, its at the bottom of the list though

i also purchased new Olympic Recurve to add to my "discipline", errr..
frustrations... lol
 

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for past 2.5 yrs i haven't made any changes either... BUT...this year i've :

retired the chocolate-addiction, (reserved for hunting only)
and now using Evo +..

changed from 70 lb limbs to 60 lb limbs...
still using cam.5
still using Lethal Weapon.. like it a lot, but will be extending the fibers

using a new string maker, should be a "monsterous" change
from my local pro shop..order is pending as i type..

i bought a press, vise and other tuning equipment

want to replace tt-2 hole with the newer 1-hole w/micro adjust
want to rid the fatboys and go with ACC
thinking about new binos, probably vipers
want to replace the vibe-check stab and try the B-stinger
the quiver is wallying out, its at the bottom of the list though

i also purchased new Olympic Recurve to add to my "discipline", errr..
frustrations... lol

Those are some good changes :wink:

The limbs, arrows and stab will do you well :D
 

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Same bow, stab, shafts, fletch, nocks, sight, rest and hat.. :ROFLMAO:

But.. I'm focusing on form and function, playing with releases.. shot a BT all winter long, now I'm switching back over to my instatiable using BT. So far, so good.. ;)
 

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I made a few changes myself.

Bow: Vantage Pro...last year Constitution, ProElite and Commander(ProElite outdoors)

Sights: Axcel with Viper scope...last year same

Stabilizers: Doinker Carbon Elite with sidebars...last year same

Arrows: Easton ACC's 3-28...last year Lightspeed 500's

Rest: Trophy Taker Spring Steel one hole...last year same

Release: Scott Pro Advantage...last year TruBall Ultra

Quiver: Easton field...last year Bohning target
 

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for past 2.5 yrs i haven't made any changes either... BUT...this year i've :

retired the chocolate-addiction, (reserved for hunting only)
and now using Evo +..

changed from 70 lb limbs to 60 lb limbs...
still using cam.5
still using Lethal Weapon.. like it a lot, but will be extending the fibers

using a new string maker, should be a "monsterous" change
from my local pro shop..order is pending as i type..

i bought a press, vise and other tuning equipment

want to replace tt-2 hole with the newer 1-hole w/micro adjust
want to rid the fatboys and go with ACC
thinking about new binos, probably vipers
want to replace the vibe-check stab and try the B-stinger
the quiver is wallying out, its at the bottom of the list though

i also purchased new Olympic Recurve to add to my "discipline", errr..
frustrations... lol
PM me if you want to buy that rest you're looking for. I have that exact one and am going to sell it.
 

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Change???? heck I still was shooting a 16 year old bow. I said was , because after shooting a release for 30 years I am trying to shoot with fingers. Feild shoud be a challange this year.
 

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same bow, a CSS/Horton System at 52lbs on my scale, same rest...pro-tuner with the tip up blade instead of the flat for indoors. the string is a 16 strand Ultracam. i have a new one made with Excel for when i do change out my string.

same arrows, Phantom 4560's with 108gr nibbs and g-nocks&bushings. total weight, 329grs +/-.5grs

same sight, CJ Evo2 with the same scope body and lens....CR-Apex&FV 6x Verde

same release, a CCPorter Mako3. the SX2 is now the hunting hook.


about the only different/new thing i have done is add some weight to the stab and the riser. still using the AEP stuff


if it aint broke, dont fix it. it's not the stuff that's the problem, it's the dupa holdin the bow.
 

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Lets just say a huge change will be happening in a couple weeks!!!!! My biggest change since i started shooting in 02!!!!
 

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Whats UP!!

for past 2.5 yrs i haven't made any changes either... BUT...this year i've :

retired the chocolate-addiction, (reserved for hunting only)
and now using Evo +..

changed from 70 lb limbs to 60 lb limbs...
still using cam.5
still using Lethal Weapon.. like it a lot, but will be extending the fibers

using a new string maker, should be a "monsterous" change
from my local pro shop..order is pending as i type..

i bought a press, vise and other tuning equipment

want to replace tt-2 hole with the newer 1-hole w/micro adjust
want to rid the fatboys and go with ACC
thinking about new binos, probably vipers
want to replace the vibe-check stab and try the B-stinger
the quiver is wallying out, its at the bottom of the list though

i also purchased new Olympic Recurve to add to my "discipline", errr..
frustrations... lol
When are you going to get a new shooter?:mg: I could not hold back! When are you coming back to OKC? Dont worry we have all brand new bails and a new course. Recurve? Are you crazy?
 

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08 - 08-Martin S4 Furious w/shoot-thru (indoor)
09 - 09-Martin S4 Furious w/shoot-thru (outdoor)

08 - Inferno Bow Strings
09 - America's Best Bowstrings

Still shooting an ANTS EVO 2 (silver indoor/black outdoor)
New Copper John Maxxis Scope Housing
New Feather Visions Verde 8x lens

Pro Tuner with the new "Jesse" Mount for outdoor
Pro Tuner with the new "Vertical" Mount for indoor

08 - Posten/X10 Stabilizer (doinker V-bar mount)
09 - B-Stinger :star: (New Easton V-bar mount/Soon to be New B-Stinger V-bar mount)

08 - CE Nano's/Easton ACC 3-28's
09 - Easton Pro Tour 470's
09 - Easton 2712's for indoor

08 - Bohning vanes and nocks
09 - Flex-Fletch 187's and Easton G-Nocks

08 - Carter Solution 3 release
09 - Carter "ONLY" release

08 - Angel hip and field quiver
09 - Angel field/Easton hip quiver
 

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08 - '06 Hoyt Ultra Elite XT2000
09 - '06 Hoyt Pro Elite XT2000

08 - Spot Hogg Hogg-It pin sight
09 - CJ ANTS with 4X Brite Site Vegas Top Gun sight

08 - Brite Site Tuner rest
09 - Trophy Taker drop away

08 - Doinker 10.5" stabilizer
09 - Easton X10 stabilizer

08 - Easton ACE's
09 - Easton ACE's

Still using the same 4 finger Stan release I've owned for @ 14 years. Switching to Freestyle after many, many, many years shooting BHFS. :D
 

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Lets just say a huge change will be happening in a couple weeks!!!!! My biggest change since i started shooting in 02!!!!
Sounds like it could be a new brand of bow coming. :mg: That would be my first guess.
If I remember correctly(doubtful) you are shooting a Mathews Conquest so mabe even sticking with Mathews and getting an Apex perhaps. :smile:
 

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Just set up a bow for indoor in February that I bought used on AT.
Mathews Ovation blue w/black limbs @ 52 pounds.

Using the same field bow as last year, Camo Mathews Ovation @ 55 pounds , but I have to set it up again after using it for the first part of indoor. DRAG.... Having two target bows it'll be nice to stop re-doing everything twice a year.

Mathews drop away is new

Changing from CX400's to Maxima 3D Select 250's.

Gotta change my release:
4 year old Truball Pro Diamond, it seems too sloppy for target shooting.
Maybe a Chappy Boss or Trail Boss? haven't decided
 

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08 - '06 Hoyt Ultra Elite XT2000
09 - '06 Hoyt Pro Elite XT2000

08 - Spot Hogg Hogg-It pin sight
09 - CJ ANTS with 4X Brite Site Vegas Top Gun sight

08 - Brite Site Tuner rest
09 - Trophy Taker drop away

08 - Doinker 10.5" stabilizer
09 - Easton X10 stabilizer

08 - Easton ACE's
09 - Easton ACE's

Still using the same 4 finger Stan release I've owned for @ 14 years. Switching to Freestyle after many, many, many years shooting BHFS. :D
Whew, not much new here
 

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To answer you in one word WRONG:)



Sounds like it could be a new brand of bow coming. :mg: That would be my first guess.
If I remember correctly(doubtful) you are shooting a Mathews Conquest so mabe even sticking with Mathews and getting an Apex perhaps. :smile:
 

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I assume your talking for outdoors so:

08 Hoyt Ultra Elite 58# C2's
09 Hoyt Vantage Elite 55# Spirals

08 Shibuya 6" CP 520
09 Shibuya 6" CP 520

08 Extreme 1 3/8 4X orange dot
09 Extreme 1 3/8 4X orange dot

08 Easton ACE 34" 10" chicken wing
09 Easton (new) X10 32" 10" chicken wing

08 Brite site Pro Tuner
09 Brite site Pro Tuner

08 Stan SX2 Med 3 finger
09 Stan SX2 Med 3 finger

08 Easton Navigators 430 with Flex Fletch
09 Easton Protours 470 with Easton Tite Flight

08 Desertrat super double secret strings
09 Desertrat super double secret strings

08 SKB cases
09 Aurora HD115 case

08 Angel quiver
09 Angel quiver

09 More experience and confidence
 
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