Hello, to begin I have been shooting compounds for about 16 years with some 3D shoots so I know a little. Question is I just bought a Martin X-200 50# @ 28" brace height is right at 8" (measured from the deep part of the grip). I took a dowel rod and cut it to fit my string and had someone mark it for length on the front edge of the bow. The measurement was 29" therefore I am thinking I will shoot a 29.5" or 30" arrow with either 4" or 5" feathers. However I am unsure as to what size arrow to start with. I would like alum and then eventually move to wooden. The reason I ask is that all the local archery stores around me are geared towards the compound bow and not that knowledgeable with the recurve. Thanks for the help.