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    Jasper ~ I have owned a couple of recurves and a longbow but I shoot a small (50" ) traditional Korean bow atm. You should try some bare bows as well as your compound. You might like them as much as Straights.
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    I love archery. I did it as a kid, outgrew it for a time.
    Then in my mid-20's discovered traditional soon went primitive. Now I don't shoot- just don't have the time. For about 6-7 years I spent most of my free time either making or searching for my materials and shooting it. Well come to think I spent a lot of my free time searching for my arrows
    I tried to restart but I haven't done so yet.

    I hope you have a great time with it.

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    He doesn't post here much, but tecate is an archer and used to make and collect classic archery equipment.

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    I have no idea when the last post was on here.....I just so happen to have a whole hour all to myself so I'm surfing around....when I stumbled across this thread.

    I LOVE archery! ....and happy to see some other gentlemen here who are interested as well. I have a recurve and a compound. Currently the recurve is for fun. I love the entire style of traditional archery....from the bows, handpainted arrows, quivers....just everything! The Compound is for Hunting....or at least it's supposed to be

    It's a Matthews I'm proud....

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    Colleen,
    I seem to recall from a previous discussion (longer ago than it should have been) that we're members of some of the same archery forums, also. I have to admit though that I've not visited them in some time, something I need to remedy. I still have the same longbow as before, although I've since made a few bowstrings for it of Irish linen.
    I'm stalled on my big stave of yew. I broke the one I was working when I talked with you about it last (huge knot in the center that apparently, my skills did not allow me to work around properly)
    and now this one has a similar knot that I hope will cause less heartache.

    Yew is a beautiful wood for a bow, though.
    Happy shooting.
    BTW I've been enjoying the shave cream (bay rum and orange) thanks!

    John P.

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    I'll let you know just how bad I am after Tuesday - first trial night. Good to know that I'll likely be bad at it!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnP View Post
    To the contrary, you'll be crap at it.
    At first. Which is why it is so enjoyable. Kind of like this whole straight razor experience...one is typically very bad at the thing at first, then keeps getting better, and better....of course then it becomes an addiction. I guess archery would too if I were a bit richer, but I only have the one bow for the moment.

    Enjoy your new club.


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    Enjoy your shoot!
    It is one of those few things that can be enjoyable, calming and frustrating at the same time. Kind of like honing problem razors.
    Lot of tie ins I think. Field archery should be quite fun.


    John P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnP View Post
    Enjoy your shoot!
    It is one of those few things that can be enjoyable, calming and frustrating at the same time. Kind of like honing problem razors.
    Lot of tie ins I think. Field archery should be quite fun.


    John P.
    Days pass when I don't shoot......and I think " Man, I really need to get out there and shoot" .....and then more time passes.....lol. Then I get it in gear and go out and shoot. I can only say that people who shoot a bow know what I'm talking about when you first draw back.....that feeling, like a calm focus when you aim....then release, and when you hit your mark.....it's just the best.....

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    I think it's time for a little target practice

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    ....then there's the inner cursing, when the arrow misses that mark, goes beyond, and expertly weaves itself under the grass so as to be completely invisible....forcing one to mutter expletives to oneself whilst carefully feeling for the arrow, pace by pace, with one's feet....





    John P.

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    Awesome to see so many fellow archers! I'm a NAA Level 2 instructor, and while I haven't made use of the certification for a few years, I used to teach at a summer camp. Tons of fun. Just like shaving it gives you some good time for introspection and self-searching. If you've got a busy mind it's damn well hard to shoot.

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