Theres no doubt it will build up your strength and durablity. In no time I've gone from a strain, almost hernia, to being able to anchor and aim. Problem I have right now is the release. I can't seem to get it right.I went from a 53# Hoyt Alpha Burner (65% let off) to Trad, started out with a PSE universal at 34# then to 38#, then to a recurve T/D at 45#... now 6 months later.. comfortably shooting a 54# recurve... it takes time to get use to and build up the strength.. but very enjoyeable and satisfying.. havent touch my compound in the last month or so..I'm sure I can turn it up some,, since I'm stronger now....
Most of the guys at my local range, told me to try 3 fingers under, so I did and Man there is a huge difference.. the groups got significantly smaller and I can hit a dinner plate 8 out of 12 arrows at 40 yards (First time trying a couple of days ago), then I discover this youtube vid (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q2PYuGNfJw) and this guy kinda shows you what he learned. I also found out my arrows are way too long and with the help of a spine calulator, I need to get my arrows trimmed.. Will report back once i get everyting in order.. good luckTheres no doubt it will build up your strength and durablity. In no time I've gone from a strain, almost hernia, to being able to anchor and aim. Problem I have right now is the release. I can't seem to get it right.
Here's a simple equation that generally works for most archers making the switch.i am tired of fighting with compounds a little help please i shoot about 55# with a compound what about trad.
i will be going to a take down recurve just shooting 3d. thanks for your help
I have a 61lb PURE that is perfect for me so I guess a 36lb recurve target bow would work for me. I'm getting 30lb limbs that should be a little over 30lbs so I should be fine for targets......right? No way I'm gonna say 35lb bow...Old Sarge would jump my case again if I did that!:wink::wink::wink:Here's a simple equation that generally works for most archers making the switch.
Take your peak compound bow's draw weight and multiply it by .6 & .7
So for you....a 55lbs. compound will have you starting to learn with a trad bow between 33lbs. & 38lbs.
The ONLY way you will know for sure is by actually drawing and shooting different draw weights.
Your draw weight will be based on your personal abilities....which may be heavier than average, average or lighter than average.
Your personal draw weight should be based on your abilities and goals...NOT...because someone told you that you MUST use a real light draw weight if you want to take your shooting seriously.
thats why I'm getting the Excel bow and the lighter limbs. I can compare it with my SAGE and make a valued judgement. Something in between might be just the thing but thats something I'm gonna have to work out. Here is the larger photo of me in 1955!Go for it,, best thing I ever did in archery. Still hunt compounds as well, but there's some situations that you can't beat a recurve. Plus it's just good to know both disciplines. Get good coaching,, tradtalk.com has a lot of sound advise. Don't be limited by anyone elses bs.. find what works for you and enjoy.