no problems,,,took steps to prevent them...
"Lay off for a while and let it heal bro."
that's just it,,I don't have any injury. I stepped down from 72 lbs after reading posts mentioning 'shoulder injury'. Set both bows to 66 lbs. Then, set both to 61 lbs after the Mathews tech said parallel limb bows don't change much with tune settings when backed down to the lower end of the TEN lb ajustment range. So, I set both back down to 61, chrono'd again and decided 14 fps was not enough of a velocity drop to worry about. BUT, the enjoyment of being able to shoot with 'minimal' concern of injury was GREAT.
I didn't think of this to begin with. The owner of an Archery Shop local to me [Mitch's in Canton, GA] said he dropped to 60 lb limbed bows since he enjoyed shooting a LOT, and the all popular 70 lb limbed bows would wear him out shooting every day. Got to thinking about that,,,and as I would read 'due to shoulder injury' here and there in archery/bow forums, I thought why risk injury and have to STOP shooting for any length of time!?
FYI,,,the '05 Switchback shot 274 fps with a 330 gr arrow/27" draw/26" arrow set at 65 lbs. Now at 61 lbs,,same arrow at 259-260 fps. If I keep the pace up I may set back up to 65-70 lbs next year. But at age 55 I'm wondering if I'm just trying to "hammer ram shot" lightening bolt arrows thru the woods by setting the bows to 70+ lbs? Rambo was a movie, I am not Sylvester Stalone! ha!
I enjoy shooting TOO MUCH to risk injury,,,,IF I can help it. Hope to shoot til I'm tired of it.
Alan in GA [55- been shooting since '5']. The bow at age 5 was wood, painted white, and had a red/white string. I think the arrows were tipped with rubber suction cups. Then, made my own out of sticks,,arrows out of dried milk weed stalks [all I know is the weed stalk was STRAIGHT, DRY, and heavier at one end- didn't need fletching!].