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Old 05-05-2022, 04:49 AM   #1
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I am at a point where I can no longer draw a bow. It is tough. Kind of like your HS girlfriend not going to prom with you. I've had 2 doctors give advice on step next. Step next is surgery on my right arm. I've battled with elbow pain for many years. I have shrugged it off as tennis elbow. Even though tennis courts don't allow fat people to play, and I am way too cool for those little shorts. I had tennis elbow. Come to find out the pain I have put off for 10 plus years, is actually a torn tendon in my elbow. That now has become arthritic and a bigger issue than Ibuprofen can handle. Since it has affected my fishing and bow hunting. I am concerned.... Guys we shouldn't be so stubborn. So, doctors say I will have to cut back on bow hunting, nightly target practice and moon pies. Not sure what the moon pies have to do with it but ok...

With all that said. I will have to set my compound down. (I will not give up fishing!!) I am in the market for a crossbow. If I can draw it back... any suggestions? My purchase will be through Fishndude. So keep his inventory in mind. Lol. Getting old is not for the weak!!
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Old 05-05-2022, 04:54 AM   #2
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I feel you. Good luck to you.
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Old 05-05-2022, 08:38 AM   #3
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We’re gonna put you on a table on the 14th on get you in a Chinese Pretzel hold and work all of your kinks out. You’ll be a new man I promise.
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Old 05-05-2022, 08:47 AM   #4
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I recommend a good starter compound first to see if you like it...


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Old 05-05-2022, 09:46 AM   #5
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Weíre gonna put you on a table on the 14th on get you in a Chinese Pretzel hold and work all of your kinks out. Youíll be a new man I promise.
Not with the crowd that is showing up!! Bucknaked has me worried. No pretzel holds with him!
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Old 05-05-2022, 09:47 AM   #6
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I recommend a good starter compound first to see if you like it...


Have you fired this one in particular?
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Old 05-05-2022, 10:05 AM   #7
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I would go with a crossbow that you like and can afford you can add a crank to it so you do not have to pull it back.
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Old 05-05-2022, 10:18 AM   #8
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not with the crowd that is showing up!! Bucknaked has me worried. No pretzel holds with him!
lmao
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Old 05-05-2022, 10:18 AM   #9
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After tearing up my shoulder, I bought a Centerpoint Sniper. I’m very happy with the speed and accuracy of it.
On a positive note though, ten months after surgery to put my shoulder back together, I’m starting to draw my recurve again. It’s not completely there yet but I’m sure it’ll get there.
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Old 05-05-2022, 10:58 AM   #10
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Make sure you get one with a crank and you will be ok.
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Old 05-05-2022, 11:03 AM   #11
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Do you reel with your bad arm? If not, I would thing fishing would be harder on your elbow than shooting the bow. Unless you are fishing with bait.
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Old 05-05-2022, 01:47 PM   #12
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Do you reel with your bad arm? If not, I would thing fishing would be harder on your elbow than shooting the bow. Unless you are fishing with bait.
Reeling doesn't bug it near as much as casting. I've had to "Learn" a new casting method. Biggest issue is extending my arm straight is a task. Drawing the bow doesn't bother much until I anchor. It is the strangest feeling to describe. It has not affected my ice cream scooping. So not all hope is lost.
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Old 05-05-2022, 02:43 PM   #13
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Bought one for the kids. I would get one with a built in crank. I've dealt with Fishin Dude once at CC, and I'd trust his advice. Kyle has always been good too. Don't know the others guys there.

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Old 05-05-2022, 06:49 PM   #14
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I’ve had the surgery you’re needing and it’s not that bad. Get it done in May and you could probably be hunting in October.
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Old 05-05-2022, 06:53 PM   #15
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What ever you do don't give up the moon pies you will go through bad withdrawal

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Old 05-05-2022, 07:34 PM   #16
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2nd on the center point sniper!
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Old 05-05-2022, 08:40 PM   #17
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Iíve had the surgery youíre needing and itís not that bad. Get it done in May and you could probably be hunting in October.
Scheduled surgery for the end of May. I appreciate the encouragement! When it start messing with my hobbies. It became a problem!
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Old 05-05-2022, 08:41 PM   #18
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What ever you do don't give up the moon pies you will go through bad withdrawal

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I can't give them up. Doctors orders. Basically cutting moonpies out of my life would be worse than the dang bum arm!
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Old 05-05-2022, 09:18 PM   #19
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Reeling doesn't bug it near as much as casting. I've had to "Learn" a new casting method. Biggest issue is extending my arm straight is a task. Drawing the bow doesn't bother much until I anchor. It is the strangest feeling to describe. It has not affected my ice cream scooping. So not all hope is lost.

Gotcha. Mine was my left elbow and working an artificial lure was brutal especially top waters. No problem casting or reeling as that is my right arm. Good luck with the surgery. Youíll be back to your hobbies and moon pies in no time.


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Old 05-05-2022, 09:21 PM   #20
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I can't give them up. Doctors orders. Basically cutting moonpies out of my life would be worse than the dang bum arm!
Iím willing to bet this is a repetitive stress injury induced by too many moon pies. As a test, when you bend your elbow, does your mouth automatically open?
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Old 05-06-2022, 07:17 AM   #21
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Iím willing to bet this is a repetitive stress injury induced by too many moon pies. As a test, when you bend your elbow, does your mouth automatically open?
It is a natural act. Like breathing!
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Old 05-06-2022, 07:34 AM   #22
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Lol!! Let me know what I can do to help. The Ravin R-10 comes to mind. It cranks either left or right handed.

Smart…that’s a strange looking “compound!”
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Old 05-06-2022, 07:45 AM   #23
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I would go with a crossbow that you like and can afford you can add a crank to it so you do not have to pull it back.
Thats a big AMEN...Try diff CBs with diff style cockers,,,some cockers really JUNK..Crossbows are a great option...All new learning curve and tuning can be challenging as setting up new bow.....
Some die hard bow hunters are down on them,,BUT they think there range and power is so much greater..IT AINT...They still make noise string jump,range estimation etc..
What thats really gained is ability to: If CB is set up and on target,its easier to hand to most people that can shoot a rifle and they can be pretty darn good shot...Try that with a reg. Bow or Compound walla don't work it takes lots of practice..
I had to go To CB several Years back...or Quit arrow hunting...enjoyable move,,and still learning...
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