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    Random quiver question

    This is not an archery answer. But if I were you I would rig something up with a blocked off length of drain pipe and straps for both shoulders. Quivers generally will not be up to the job. For the stronger fencer bigger pipe is an option, like drainage pipe perhaps.
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    KG Falcon - thoughts?

    Vibration is noise but we all know the difference between quiet and silent...
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    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Do you mind me asking why you want such a high draw weight? I upgraded to FC100 40# (43 ish fingers) and they're great! But I shoot my indoor arrows stiff because I want to stay in control of the shot and that's about as much as I can cope with. Is it because you feel that having a massive draw...
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    Mind the Gap

    I have now found something in the IFAA/EFAA rules that helps. It is in their list of definition of terms: 'Sight- Any device attached to or incorporated in the bow or attached to the archer's body, other than normal reading glasses, markings or blemishes on the bow limbs and/or bow riser, other...
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    Mind the Gap

    I used to shoot barebow like this and it works brilliantly, occasionally. The rest of the time I am either way too high or I lose my form completely and the arrow can go almost anywhere, hence the gap shooting. I agree that practice would be the answer but barebow is just occasional fun for me.
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    Mind the Gap

    I occasionally shoot at an EFAA Club gap shooting with a Traditional Recurve Bow. I'm quite happy estimating my gaps using my outstretched arm with finger widths above or below the target etc. What I would like to know is what you are actually allowed to do. For example I could do a much more...
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    Everything is going left.

    I had a similar problem with my first bow. It turned out that I had set up the limb alignment badly (by referencing the long rod) so that everything had a tendency to go to one side because the bow was pointing to one side. At the time it was all very mysterious because you could 'force' the...
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    Limb questions

    I think Stafkoi is trying to use the physics principle of the lever to get more for less. And you can do this. It's called a Compound. If you don't want to go up in draw weight to shoot longer distances, then you either need lighter arrows or you will just have to put up with the trajectory. (It...
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    Arrows for windy conditions

    I use a 550 spine Carbon One with 120 grain head as my outdoor arrow. These are great most of the time but I do get blown about at long distance in wind. Is there anything I can do about this without spending lots of money?
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    Absurd ranking system in ArcheryGB

    I am new to archery having taken up recurve as a middle-aged hobby two years ago. Right now I'm 'first class' hoping to get to bowman this season, although I have yet to shoot any bowmen scores. The point I would like to make is that simply by turning up to a few shoots locally I will probably...
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