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    So, you are equal partners in the art of archery,yes?

    In the partnership I have with my bow; I let it be known that Ipull the strings!!! Not some machine!
    My bow lets me know that I don't do it right.





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    So, you are equal partners in the art of archery,yes?

    In the partnership I have with my bow; I let it be known that Ipull the strings!!! Not some machine!
    My bow lets me know that I don't do it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigs535 View Post
    I picked up the bow on Thursday; it's beautiful. I'd forgotten how bright the yellow wood is when it's new. Now I've got to 'teach' it to shoot. Hopefully it won't be too windy at the club today so I can take it there, brace it and make it watch some other archers shooting .

    Thank you Pip Bickerstaffe and team for producing another wonderful bow. I'm really looking forward to shooting it.
    How are you finding the increase in poundage? Iíve been shooting a 40lb recurve for a few years and have just bought a 50lb longbow (coincidentally also from Pip Bickerstaffe). Iím still in the process of making the arrows for it but Iím a little concerned about the increase in draw weight. The fact that I have just also renewed my gym membership is a total coincidence. Really ;p

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    You should be ok Tim, as the bow will be no weight to hold in comparison as well as not holding to full draw for as long at 10lb draw increase shouldn't be much of an issue.
    Longbows, the real bows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven's_Eye View Post
    You should be ok Tim, as the bow will be no weight to hold in comparison as well as not holding to full draw for as long at 10lb draw increase shouldn't be much of an issue.
    Good to hear. I'm itching to get my longbow out, but trying to juggle fatherhood, arrow making, Christmas tree making and full time work is something of an art...abstract art that when you look at it, it makes you think WTF??? :-P

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