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Old 05-04-2017, 04:43 PM   #1
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I am interested in shooting a longbow but I have a very long draw length. Im am 6'5" and the last time I actually measured it I was close to 32". Is there anywhere in the Houston area that I can go get measured and possibly try one? I know that many have X amount of pounds at 28"s but Im afraid to just pick one then struggle to shoot it. Any advise deeply appreciated.
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:17 PM   #2
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Your draw length should be considerable shorter with a long bow. The shot process is a lot different. I suggest that you find someone that knows how to shoot a longbow and check your draw length with their bow, and with them showing you how to draw one.
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Old 05-04-2017, 05:27 PM   #3
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Not trying to be complicated or disagree, but it may or may not be different. My compound is a set 27" draw and that is what I draw my longbow and recurve to as well. It depends on anchor and form. I draw both types VERY similar and anchor close to the same. sure the actual shot feels, and looks a lot different but my hold position is similar. Wished I knew of somewhere in Houston to help you, I pretty north of that.
-Have you shot traditional bows before? If not. Remember the farther you draw a bow the more poundage you hold. Almost regardless of what you could draw through on a compound I would not suggest trying more than 40 to 45 lbs max at your draw length to get started. Maybe even lighter. The easier it is to draw at first the more you can learn your form and accuracy.
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:01 PM   #4
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I'm the same way. I have a 26.5 inch draw on a compound and just under 27 on my recurve.

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Old 05-04-2017, 06:20 PM   #5
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Come see me stretch ☺
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Old 05-04-2017, 06:31 PM   #6
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DO THIS^^^^^^

You are not likely to find a better source of help anywhere!!!!!!

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Old 05-04-2017, 09:01 PM   #7
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DO THIS^^^^^^

You are not likely to find a better source of help anywhere!!!!!!

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Old 05-04-2017, 10:07 PM   #8
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Come see me stretch
I read this hours ago and was wondering how watching you stretch was going to help.

Just got it.

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Old 05-04-2017, 10:45 PM   #9
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^^^ I almost wet myself
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:28 PM   #10
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I read this hours ago and was wondering how watching you stretch was going to help.

Just got it.

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OK, I should have said come see me Talon.

My oldest son is 6'-5", we call him "stretch". I guess it seemed to make sense to me, lol.

Anyways, Talon you're welcome to come by and shoot with me anytime my friend.
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Old 05-04-2017, 11:32 PM   #11
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Nah, it's perfectly clear. I'm a tad slow.

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Old 05-04-2017, 11:38 PM   #12
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Nah, it's perfectly clear. I'm a tad slow.

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Bisch and Scott thanks for the kind words. What do y'all want?
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Old 05-11-2017, 12:07 PM   #13
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I've got a couple of bows you are welcome to shoot. I draw 31.5", so my bows should give you a pretty fair idea of what to look for. PM if you want to shoot.
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