Traditional archery

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by ledzepfan4evr, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. ledzepfan4evr

    ledzepfan4evr New Egg

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    I wonder how much sales will increase in traditional archery after people have read the hunger games. Probably a lot cause they think it is cool. But people who have been doing it for as long as they have lived like me will be all secretly cool about it.....:)
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    i dunno. We have compounds and recurves at home anyways
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    There are always trends so who knows. I have my recurve and have shot traditional since I was knee high...and will be after this trend comes and goes. :)
     
  4. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Hunger games?

     
  5. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    My ds has wanted to try. I have had a hard time picking something decent for him.Suggestions? I hope there won't be a huge price increase!
     
  6. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    My son's first bow was a Browning youth compound. It had adjustable draw lenghts to acccomadate his growth. I spent over 1,000.00 on his current bow for his 18th birthday. Just bought second son a Mathews it was 700.00. I learn slowly but do learn. I started shooting bows when I was a teen.

     
  7. Mattemma

    Mattemma Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks! I hope the youth bow isn't expensive! Going to go look.
     
  8. Royd

    Royd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest a tradtional bow over a compound, as a starter, so that you can actually learn to sight the arrow. Compounds are like learning to drive using an automatic transmission. You think that's all there is to it.
     
  9. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Royd is right a traditional bow teaches hand eye coordination much better. There is always the chance that instinctive shots are needed in bowhunting even with a compound, close shots at small game for example and it also is cheaper in case the kid loses interest, which I doubt they will it gets in your blood that bowhunting I know been doing it for most of my life.
     
  10. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    I have 2 Asian style recurves, one made by Lajos Kassai of Hungary the other by his countryman Csaba Grozer. They are designed to be shot from horseback. I dabbled in horseback archery a bit but got out of it to focus more on endurance. Daughter has shown some interest in archery, so I may get a target this summer to begin teaching her.

    www.horsebows.com for the styles
     

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