Being able to maintain it. If it gets orphaned right away by the manufacturer and next year they've never heard of it and you can't get parts for it, I'm not inclined to really get used to it and keep it for long. Those bows are just one broken/worn part away from being down for an indeterminate amount of time while you search everywhere for 2nd-hand parts, etc. I find those bows kind of sit in my closet and don't get shot much no matter how nice they might be. Eventually I sell or give them away.To you . . what’s the most important thing about a bow, that makes you want to keep that bow, that gives you the most satisfaction and enjoyment so you don’t want to part with that bow?
OP here . . fun to here everyone’s thoughts here . . and interesting (at least to me) that we got 19 posts in before the first mention of hand shock (aka “DIH”, I won’t even say it out loud).For me it's not just one thing that makes me want to keep a bow, it's the complete package. Grip, draw cycle, back wall, balance, hold on target, string angle just to name a few things I look for in a bow. Total weight and hand shock are 2 things that are overhyped on here imo.