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Old 05-11-2018, 04:44 PM   #1
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I started with an old 1970s Fiberglass long bow, and moved to compound and stayed.

My son however wants a Traditional bow. A long bow... I need help ya'll... I know nothing.
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:42 PM   #2
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How old is he?
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:57 PM   #3
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15. 5'8" pushing 190. He shoots 60lb compound now

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Old 05-11-2018, 07:26 PM   #4
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I have a cheaper cabelas recurve that is 40# at 28”. Don’t use it and never will. It shoots good just not the prettiest thing. If he would like to try it, I’ll give it to him. Just let me know. Recurves are usually cut past center and aren’t as spine finicky. They are great to learn on. The turn out the trad shoots have been getting lately is pathetic. I’d jump at the chance to help a young man out. I don’t have arrows in light enough spine for it but if you were to get some 600’s, I think they would work out enough to learn on. Like I said, let me know.
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Old 05-12-2018, 06:37 AM   #5
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I have a cheaper cabelas recurve that is 40# at 28Ē. Donít use it and never will. It shoots good just not the prettiest thing. If he would like to try it, Iíll give it to him. Just let me know. Recurves are usually cut past center and arenít as spine finicky. They are great to learn on. The turn out the trad shoots have been getting lately is pathetic. Iíd jump at the chance to help a young man out. I donít have arrows in light enough spine for it but if you were to get some 600ís, I think they would work out enough to learn on. Like I said, let me know.


This is why TBH is such a great place!!!!!

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Old 05-14-2018, 08:30 AM   #6
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Ken,
I will take you up on that, with the understanding that if you even want it back, its yours. If he decides its not for him, I will pay it forward or return it.

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Old 05-14-2018, 07:32 PM   #7
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Got your pm. It’ll be headed your way this week. Have him watch videos by Jeff Kavanaugh, Arnie Moe, and Jimmy Blackmon. Also let him know to only take the fundamentals from those videos. Trying to take on someone else’s form is a problem. At least for me. He has to be comfortable with his shooting style. Good luck to your son, I really hope he takes a liking to this awesome style of archery. If he doesn’t, that’s ok too. Just hold on to that thing until you hear of a kid who is curious about trad.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:40 PM   #8
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Good going Ken! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 05-16-2018, 10:56 AM   #9
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Well done Ken. How is the new Bob Lee treating you?
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Old 05-16-2018, 12:25 PM   #10
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Well done Ken. How is the new Bob Lee treating you?
I really like that bow. Itís a shooter. Just canít seem to put the longbow down long enough to get to really know it yet.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:03 PM   #11
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I have a cheaper cabelas recurve that is 40# at 28Ē. Donít use it and never will. It shoots good just not the prettiest thing. If he would like to try it, Iíll give it to him. Just let me know. Recurves are usually cut past center and arenít as spine finicky. They are great to learn on. The turn out the trad shoots have been getting lately is pathetic. Iíd jump at the chance to help a young man out. I donít have arrows in light enough spine for it but if you were to get some 600ís, I think they would work out enough to learn on. Like I said, let me know.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:18 PM   #12
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Get a good glove for smooth release. I like one with nylon finger tips from 3rivsrs archery online. Also I suggest he shoot three fingers under to limit variables on the arrow flight. That is what we teach kids in NASP and it works well for the kids. So well in fact I switched from spilt finger to three under in my personal shooting.
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Old 05-16-2018, 02:24 PM   #13
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If you are in east Texas this weekend, come to Chester
You will be able to see many different types of longbows, recurves, equipment, that he can see, shoot, and ask questions about. It might help him decide what he whats.
We will have bow makers, equipment vendors, etc in attendance.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:23 PM   #14
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Bill,
We might do that.. I will talk to him tonight... once I identify where Chester is...

Ken,
I greatly appreciate it. Words cannot express how thankful I am.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:41 PM   #15
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Bill,
Can you give me some more information?
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:55 PM   #16
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awesome gesture
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:37 PM   #17
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Bill,
Can you give me some more information?


I am not Bill, but can help a little. The shoot is at Camp Takula, which is a youth camp just a couple miles from Chester, Tx.

The address is: 1809 FM 2097 Chester, Tx

You should be able to get here by putting that address I. A GPS. Chester is not very big, if you can get there, you can see the signs directing you to the shoot.

The shoot is Sat and Sun May 19&20. It is an all traditional shoot for longbows, recurves, and primitive bows.

This is one of the top shoots in the state of Texas, and is a blast for Trad shooters of all skill levels!

I hope that helps you out some!

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Old 05-16-2018, 04:50 PM   #18
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thanks Bisch.

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Old 05-22-2018, 07:55 AM   #19
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I will have to find a host for the pictures, but:

I got home last night around 6:00, knowing my son had been home since 4. There is a triangular package leaning on the front door. I grabbed it and walked it. He is sitting on the couch totally unaware I came in.

I told him... Hey... think you might want to open this. His look was pure confusion. He said "Does this say Idaho?" So I had to look.. It said Llano... (yes I shoke my head).

He opened the box and found a beautiful Cabela's Warden Recurve in there. We put it together and Strung it. His only words now where when can I shoot it? I don't think his grin has gone away.

I grabbed some of my arrows from my compound, dug out my old bow box and grabbed a glove for him, He hurried upstairs to grab his arm guard, and out the back door we went.

I think he shot it 10 time from 10 yards before he hit my block, but his last 4 arrows (of 40) were all 4 in the block, and close enough for me to tell him.. keep that up and I'll let you shoot any hog you want.

Ken, I know we text last night, and He shared his thoughts with you. I cannot express enough how appreciative I am for you, and He is truly excited. When his mom got home, he rushed to show her this thing, told her to story.

You are one to the TBH best in my mind bud. Thank you again.. Picts as soon as I can host them.
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Old 05-22-2018, 07:57 AM   #20
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From start to now

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Old 05-22-2018, 08:48 AM   #21
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AWESOME!!! Congrats to your son, and tell him to keep at it! And once again, good going Ken! Good Huntin, and God Bless, Rusty
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Old 05-22-2018, 10:08 AM   #22
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Thatís just awesome!!!!

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Old 05-22-2018, 12:14 PM   #23
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Awesome.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:17 PM   #24
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Bisch... I am amazed by this kid... He has instinctive down... I'm a dial it in sort, and He just grabs the bow and within 20 shots is nailing the target at 10. He stuck 4 of 4 in at 15 to end the session...

Ya'll are gonna have to teach him vicariously though here... lord knows dad cant do it anymore... I have no sights to adjust, or rest to dial in... I can adjust a knock point, and That's it.

Also, Does anyone have a source for a forearm guard or gauntlet style that I can get him? I cant find my old one.
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Old 05-22-2018, 12:33 PM   #25
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I’m glad he likes it. Those pics made my day! Thanks for the kind words. I hope to see him with an animal on the harvest thread sometime! The best part is that there’s another trad archer out there now!
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:30 PM   #26
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Also, Does anyone have a source for a forearm guard or gauntlet style that I can get him? I cant find my old one.
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:08 AM   #27
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He has the bug for sure. I got home last night with the lil ones.. honked the horn.. waited, waited... Here he comes with arm guard, quiver, and glove still on ... He'd been out back shooting...

Now he wants to take it with us to go visit the folks this weekend.
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