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    Some time ago I read a series of books on Ghengis Khan, the great mongol conqueror.
    The bow was the weapon which enabled him to go undefeated until he died.
    Mongol kids learned to shoot double recurve from the moment they could hold a bow, and they trained every day.
    A full grown mongol adult could should with incredible accuracy, using a bow of which the draw equalled the weight of 2 adult men.
    Til shade is gone, til water is gone, Into the shadow with teeth bared, screaming defiance with the last breath.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    Some time ago I read a series of books on Ghengis Khan, the great mongol conqueror.
    The bow was the weapon which enabled him to go undefeated until he died.
    Mongol kids learned to shoot double recurve from the moment they could hold a bow, and they trained every day.
    A full grown mongol adult could should with incredible accuracy, using a bow of which the draw equalled the weight of 2 adult men.
    And from horseback too, at full gallop!

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    I have a Samick Spirit 2 bow that does well. Haven't shot it in a while though.

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    There is an endless amount of designs and ways to build traditional bows. Kinda like the endless types and makes of straights. Takedowns are just as powerful as a one piece but power depends more on materials and craftsmanship than the limbs being a takedown. I won't complain about my old MAII blackwidow it's heavy by todays standards but it'll take a beating and shoots well and very hard. The first thing to worry about if your shooting at an animal is to have the sharpests broadhead you can have. Second hit your mark. The last thing you should worry about is the bow, it's just the launching platform, the arrow does the damage.

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    I remembered this thread from last year. I have been steadily practicing with my son using his Genisis compound, 20 lb max. pull rated.

    I broke down this past weekend and got the below Diamond Infinite, it's extremely light weight, from
    5 lbs to 70 lbs rated. It had everything that you see on it, $349.00. The same day I was there 3 were sold. I spend 4 hours this morning getting it adjusted to me. It was the first time that I had ever used a "trigger" on a bow. As I pulled the string back , I hit the trigger prematurely & slapped myself in the face, a few laughs were heard in the room. The arrow flew through some fake pine trees in the room & stuck in the wall,,,oh well.

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    I never get to shoot as much as I would like. My dad would take me to the archery range in Coney Island way way back when. I still have his old Bear, which I can hardly pull. (my dad was vastly stronger than I)
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    The last time I went out on the Archery range, it was a bad day for me. I destroyed to various degrees, a quiver full of arrows. I started off well, but somewhere along the way it all went to shite.


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    I shoot a bowtech destroyer and my daughter shoots a bear.We shoot indoors in winter and 3-d in summer i also do most of my dear hunting with the bow. love to shoot archery im thinking of getting a traditional long bow next.

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    I've been trying to get into Kyudo, recently, but my 'local' dojo isn't very convenient for me to get to and I just don't have the time, as it stands.

    It's definitely on my to-do list, though, and I'd love to start when I get a good opportunity to.

    Anyone here have any experience in Kyudo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PigHog View Post
    I've been trying to get into Kyudo, recently, but my 'local' dojo isn't very convenient for me to get to and I just don't have the time, as it stands.

    It's definitely on my to-do list, though, and I'd love to start when I get a good opportunity to.

    Anyone here have any experience in Kyudo?
    I would love to try a Yumi but Kyudo has no appeal to me. The idea of having such a ritualized form supposedly reaching perfection and then shooting an end of 1 right and 1 left feathered arrow so that perfect shots don't hit the same spot makes no sense to me. Nor does the idea that all must shoot right handed.

    But then again I won't shoot at FITA events because I like to wear jeans and if a woman shows up in slacks I am not going to tell her to leave.

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