Your buddies that you hang out with are apparently not too bright!!!!!!TRX32 said:I didn't dry fire a bow. A buddy of mine, who had never pulled back a bow, let one go about half draw. He is still shooting the bow and everything seemed to be fine. Thanks for the info though.
mbuemi said:absolutely not TRX. Let me explain a little...physics for ya.
Not to bash Bowtech, as they are my second favorite bows, but this is a major problem of theirs. They are so fast and powerful, that it is MUCH more dangerous to dry fire a bowtech as opposed to a hoyt, or even a matthews. All of that energy goes strait back into the limbs, causing severe vibration, which can crack and damage the limbs. In some cases making them explode. So just because you do not see an immediate crack, does not mean that nothing is wrong.
I'll help you with that, just send me the Mathews or Bowtech and I will be glad to send you the results. Ofcourse I will dispose of the remains of the bow properly:wink:mbuemi said:when im older and have the money, im taking the top end hoyt, bowtech, matthews, PSE, and Martin equivelents of each other, and see how many dry fires they will take. Of course they will be be setup exactly as how the average person would order one, bare bow, with only the stock vibration dampeners on them. Need a stand to hold them too...
As I read this thread, I was all ready to give the same example. This is part of why you need arrows that are heavy enough for your bow's draw weight.mq32hunter said:If you want to feel a dry fire for yourself, throw a baseball as hard as you can. Then forget to put the ball in your hand hand throw it again as hard as you can(by forget i mean nothing in your hand the second time). When you are done with that second throw you should see how it feels. That is how your bow feels with now arrow.