Lightweight stand for Compound Bow

Murdo

New member
I would welcome some advice. My daughter is a keen beginner ( young adult) with one functioning arm. She is needing a stand to hold a compound bow for loading etc for target setting.

As she can only manipulate with one hand, one without tricky parts would be best.
Thanks.
Murdo
 


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KidCurry

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I would welcome some advice. My daughter is a keen beginner ( young adult) with one functioning arm. She is needing a stand to hold a compound bow for loading etc for target setting.

As she can only manipulate with one hand, one without tricky parts would be best.
Thanks.
Murdo
You could do worse than having a look at one of these for ?11.99...

Halfords Storage and Maintenance Stand

It's a Halfords' bike stand but it may fit your daughter's bow as there are a lot of holes for adjusting the hooks.

 


ThomVis

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Or you can arrange the rear-facing stabilizers in such a way the bow can stand on it's own (Google bow pod to get an idea). She could then rest the bow on the long rod during shots with the down/rear stabilizers against her body for arrow loading.
 


geoffretired

Supporter
Supporter
Will the bow to be on the stand while the arrow is being fitted onto the string and the rest? And how will the bow be taken from the stand; I mean which hand will she use to take it off the stand, and how does she hold the bow for shooting?
 


Murdo

New member
Thank you all, much appreciated.
..yes the bow would need to be in the stand for the arrow to be fitted onto the string/ rest.
so far she has been using a very light beginner bow wedging against her legs and using her feet as an anchor to pick bow up and a buddy has inserted arrow.we are exploringto see if any stand would help her be able to load independently..... She is currently drawing back with teeth but looking at shoulder release.

...her only functioning hand \arm is her right one...so would be picking ap and holding with that. She is able to stand and grip base of bow with her feet.

Ive been drawing and working out how I can make something with lightweight piping but struck me there may already be something I can use/ adapt.

She is getting a Diamond compound ( the adjustable Infinite Edge Pro). Kidcurry, that stand looks as if it will work...do you think you vp could place and remove your bow one handed with it?

Thank you again.
 


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geoffretired

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Supporter
I have a bow stand that folds up and can be opened out just by giving it a shake. It holds the bow so the longrod stands upright with the string horizontal below. A whisker biscuit enclosed arrow rest would hold the arrow in place at any angle, and the arrow could be put on the string too. Removing the bow with the arrow in place could be done one handed.
I adapted a release aid to be operated by suction, and at the time, the release body was strung onto a sling that fitted over my elbow so I could draw the bow and trigger the release with just my upper arm and a tube in my mouth. Not sure if that could be adapted for your daughter to use. I am curious to know what the shoulder release will look like and how it will be used.
I can send pics if you like; easier still via email.
 


KidCurry

Active member
Thank you all, much appreciated.
...Kidcurry, that stand looks as if it will work...do you think you vp could place and remove your bow one handed with it?
Thank you again.
I tried picking the bow up from the grip but it is tricky as the stand hook gets in the way. I found picking the bow up just below the sight block then placing the bow on the longrod before moving the hand to the grip was very easy. In fact I notice I do it one handed anyway:) It's a shame the stand isn't 10" longer or I could just hang the bow from the top hook :(
 


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