I have some serious neck and shoulder issues also. I hope you are on a path to recovery.All,
I shoot WA barebow, with 23" SF Forged Plus riser, SF Axiom Plus limbs 16 lbs (so 18 lbs on my riser), 1416 Jazz arrows.
I have neck and shoulder issues, so I need light mass weight and draw weight (although I am an adult female).
If I were to upgrade, what are my options? Just thinking...
I am happy shooting paper, too. I am not much of an outdoor person, so my goal will be indoor (18 meters WA / 20 yards NFAA). Someday I would like to earn the AAP Olympic pins in barebow. I have my blue pin now (200 / 300 WA). While I do try to focus on "one arrow at a time" and focus on the process, the scores and the pins are something concrete that shows improvement.Those are pretty good. But one question is: what are your goals?
My girlfriend draws 15# at her length. She's pretty happy shooting paper and 3D 5 to 15 yards. She and is pretty good at it too.
Thank you. Point taken.You are never done experimenting with archery, just don't be so quick to move on. If your arrow flight is good, then what you will need to work on the most is the archer. As you're working your way through archery if you have a solid core, able to hold and have a good finger release...well that will help get the most out of the equipment your shooting. Arrows (spine, tip weight and fetching) would be the only thing I would change for now.
Set goals, field, safari, 3D or just flinging and having fun....once you know where you want to go the journey and cost will go down.
Wow, 292/300... impressive! For now I will stick with indoor. It is great to hear that the riser and limbs are that good. Viper recommended that setup for me. I have been happy with them. I am just exploring my options I have had this setup a little over 1.5 years.The Forged+ is a pretty good riser for the money. I would ask why you wish to upgrade and how long have you had your current setup?
Axiom+ limbs I've matched my best Indoor scores with them against some very expensive high end limbs, 292 on the 300 round, only need to upgrade if shooting Field rounds, they should be fine for Indoor/3D.
If you do decide to upgrade then a light Carbon riser would likely be a logical direction for you. Arrows would be a good starting point, something like Victory Vap arrows would be lighter/faster than the Jazz arrows.
Thank you so much for replying. You recommended my current setup and I have been very happy with it. I am just exploring my optionsOs -
What are your indoor scores?
Besides just "wanting" to upgrade, the real reason to do so, is when the equipment isn't giving you something you want.
There may be lighter riser options, but they will either be a "down grade", or be very expensive.
Thank you, I hope we both stay healthy and well to continue to shoot.I have some serious neck and shoulder issues also. I hope you are on a path to recovery.
To me, an upgrade is not about performance. I will never be able the reach the potential or limitation of the equipment I have now. That is probably true for 90%+ of all shooters, health issues or not. But not NEEDING new equipment, has never stopped me from wanting new equipment.:teeth:
An upgrade for me, is about comfort. And fact is, some risers are more comfortable to shoot than others. But one of the factors that make for a smoother, more comfortable shot, is mass weight. So if you can handle a heavier riser( you added 12oz weights already?), and comfort, not increased performance are the goal, there are a lot of options.
Maybe some of the more experienced indoor shooters could make some recommendations in that direction?
Grant was kind enough to send me some VAP target arrows to try after I couldn't get the ACE's to work for me, I really liked the VAPs and got some V1's, 28" with 110g points, GasPro vanes the come in at 275g, having 110g up front gives me a very fast, flat and stable shooting arrow.Would you mind explaining why a lighter / faster arrow will be better (I know that if I want to go outdoor I need lighter arrows, but for now let's go with indoor only).