Stringing editionCome in and tell us> What kind of bow are you using?> How long do you archer?> Do you use your bow to Hunt or just to shoot on Targets?Or feel free to post /arch/ related stuff.Want to get into Archery? Just ask questions.Please no compound vs trad wars. We are all stick-flinging friends, and your archery style is invalid either way.
>>2049179why do all my purchase attempts end like this
>>2049249>imagine paying $250 for a samick sageanon a dozen arrows cost $50, quiver costs $15, and you can get a samick sage new for $125that leaves you $60 to buy an extra set of limbs
>>2049249Are you the seller or
>>2049252no, the craigslist guy wanted a samick equus for $325 and dropped the price to $250 with arrows that dont even work with a 50 pound bow. A samick is $140 >>2049255im the buyer with the black crossed out email
>>2049179What is a good resource for learning about bow techniques and general maintenence of a recurve bow?
>>2049272NUSensei is a recurve shooter so his youtube channel should be up your alley. He covers a ridiculous range of topics.
Can anyone recommend a good traditional starter bow?
Are crossbows haram?
>>2049291Imho no, they are welcome discussion, but they DON'T count as archery in any circle because they work so fundamentally different.
>>2049258>I bought the bow new in 2014 never shot it cause I didn't realize I could not pull 50 poundslmao, many such cases. Sad!
>>2049274I personally don't care for his videos. He comes off as snobbish and very one sided. There are too many" you can't do that!" topics in his videos.
I am in a financially good spot, and have wanted to get into archery for a while. Looking to spend some of my stimulus check on getting into it. I just kind of want to start with backyard shooting kind of stuff. I have used bows before, but never really knew anything about the bows I have used. I am just wondering what I should get for a draw weight to start? I am in good shape, and am 6'1" tall. I am assuming that my muscles for drawing a bow aren't exactly used that often though so I have no idea where to start. I am assuming are 40lbs based on what I am finding online.
>>2049577I'd you take frequent breaks you'll be fine. The wisdom in a low poundage bow is in your ability to think about how you're drawing, instead of that you're drawing. With solid focus, you can do a couple quivers at a time. But you need to stop immediately when your fundamentals lag, and are either going to need to double your practice time or double the time needed to git gud.(This does not apply to compounds. I've seen plenty of people wrench the wire back, and rely on the machine to imitate accuracy )
wtf my arms are shaking like mad after 1 hr of shooting a 30lb bow. am i that weak?
>>2049258>I could not pull 50 pounds
>>2049179My pse bow is all out of whack accuracy wise, its only thing stopping me from using it its been sitting for years. How do i fix its accuracy?
>>2049179>Bear Cruzer G2>been archer for about 2 months>target shooting now, but hope to learn to huntI hadn’t shot a bow in 20 years and told my wife I wanted one for my birthday, so she got me one because she’s cool. I love it. All the stress of the workday just melts away and I can focus on one simple thing...sending arrows down range. It’s so satisfying. The feel of the release, the sound of the arrow leaving the string, and the sound of the arrow thwacking the target. It’s quite cathartic. Shot this group at about 25 yards the other day. I still need to get the sights dialed in, but I was pretty happy with the group. I can see this getting pretty addictive and wanting to get a recurve.
This thread has lived too long without someone calling saying larp so im gonna get that out of the way. When my buddy started archery he asked me why the difference between a wooden recurve and a composite matters. He said the thing that determined poundage was the string, like he was shooting a fuckin rubber slingshot. He was like 17 at the time.
>>2049179I used to be an archer, but then I... Moved and now have nowhere to do it. I miss my old place, there was a comfy little city park with an outdoor archery range right down the street.
>>2049975Ship me your bow that you dont use old man
>>2049762I've never really understood what is so wrong with larping anyways. What is so wrong with medieval english archer reinactment or viking?
>>2049990Because you're supposed to grow up, get a job, provide for your family, and hold high social status and do things that show your high social status so I'm not embarrassed to be with you
>>2049990Larping is the old culture of our ancestry, consuming is the new culture or religion.In other words, if you're larping, you ain't buying, and that counter cultural. So no celebrating your "white" heritage, because someone's going to co-opt it into racism regardless.
>>2049990>>2050121>>2050126Just do what you want but don't be a cringe larper who doesn't know real history. There are countless ebin "viking" larpers who dress like some cuck from that TV show.Dress historically. You should be doing it out of historical interest. Archery is an extremely historical sport and a central part of our entire shared history. It's natural to take interest in this part and even dress up to see what it feels like to wear historical garments of the era.
>>2050126Who the fuck cares if it gets "co-opted into racism"? I hate niggers and kikes and I'll own up to that.
Help me fellow /arch/ers. Someone is selling a $40 150lb xbow but he is perplexed because there is no other name or model on the box. It literally just says crossbow. The limbs are flip outs (he has the non flip version too) and I'm trying to see if this is safe to buy
>>2050214they're safe but they're also chink shitup to you to decide if it's worth the price as it isyou can buy a brand new one for like 75$
>>2050240Theres a centerpoint xr 175 selling for $80. Is that worth it
>>2050121>>2050126Well your first mistake is assuming I care about other peoples feelings.
>>2050286yea that's a good starternot sure I'd try to hunt with it but perfect for target practice and learning
Some dude said this was crafted by a master woodcraft man. He's only charging $20. I'm going to see if I can get the measurements later. An unstrung wood bow left in the garage shouldnt have too much wear and tear right
>>2050375Sounds sketchy as fuck senpai.
>>2050375>>2050424For 35 petrodollars, who cares? Just meet him somewhere public and bring cash. Even if it's total shit you're only out the cost of three good lunches.
What’s a good draw weight for a traditional longbow if I’m just getting started? It’s worth mentioning that I’m pretty /fit/ and strong but I’m only about 5’8
i'm pretty sure this should be either on /k/ or /xs/
>>2049179the stronger the draw the cooler you are
>>205066825 pounds45 pounds is a ridiculous suggestion, you can go up to 30 though but 25 is very safe. Like you really don't want to injure yourself bruv.
>>2049288Make it yourself.
>>2050728Neither of those boards will take us. Archery is an outdoors mans sport anyway
>>2050866>>2050728He's right you know.
>>2049673Most likely you're just using way too much energy due to lack of practice.>>2050458You forgot to account for the possible eye loss if it breaks while drawing.
>>2049272If you're brand new theres no shame in taking a class. They'll teach you everything you need to know and if you dont like it you havent wasted 300 dollars on a setup. I've been shooting for 9 years now and started that way. Look at your local parks and rec website to see if they offer them.
Quick guys, Mtech USA DX-150 150lb crossbow new worth $80?
>>2051051Honestly, depending on now the culture at your range is people will probably give you free lessons if you just ask. I always keep an extra bow in the car for that reason
>>2050668I'm 5'11" and decently fit and I shoot 35. I'd go for 30
>>2051146Sounds comfy. I've never been to a proper range I just shoot in the woods behind my house.
>>2051192My local range is very comfy.
>>2051192Wish i had a uge safe property or yard to shoot in. I tried getting into archery years ago, but I quit after my beginners lessons cause I didnt want to deal with all the bullshit involved in being a club member.I could try again within a large public forest area, but that would involve a lot of driving and having to lug around my own target.
>>2051256Just stuff a box with old sheets and shoot at that. I did that inside during the initial lockdown and it worked fine.
I did it bros... I bought a bow that was sitting in a garage for 20 years. I dont know Jack about bows what do I do?
>>2051369The riser is 25 inches and the limbs are like 23? So the bow is like 68 inches?
>>2051369Take it to a bow shop so they can tell you all about the wall hanger you just bought desu.
>>2051369Make a string from yucca fibers
>>20514117 days to die?
>>2051369Those limbs look ridiculously short, most probably its a kind of larp toy or a wallhanger.
Complete newfren here I haven't shot a bow since the boy scouts. Given how expensive ammo is fight now I want another skill and shooting related hobby. What's the best entry level bow? I'm looking for something really entry level to use for fun really and I'd really rather not spend more than say $200 I have a decent shop just down the street but wanted to ask here first.
>>2051604It looks way too good of a finish to be a larp tool.ill measure the limbs again when I get home but I think it was 24 inches
>>2050770>>2051188Thanks friends. What is a good length for me? I would like to start with a longbow but I’d be ok starting with a recurve
>>2051369>>2051604>Those limbs look ridiculously short,honestly looks like a kid's bow, doubt it can have that much draweight since the limbs don't seem to be that well secured to the riser
>>2051899Really? The limbs were a little loose but I can tighten them up easily I think
Is a 15 dollar stabilizer a good deal
>>2051999>needing a stabilizerwhy though
>>2052002to shoot better?
>>2051606Wtf no one replied to this anon? Get a samick sage
>>2052082Whats a good way to tell what draw weight to get?
>>2051999I'd rather have that Weller. AWOO
>>2052006>Needing a stabilizer to shoot better
>>2052089If you're starting out and a fully formed adult Male get 30-35lb
>>2052271since this is 4chan and nobody is in shape, he's probably better off with #25 limbs and moving to #35 after a month of practice
>>2052273I'm a mantlet Asian Male that spent his 20s studying for medical school and playing computer games and still started with 30 pounds. Assuming anon is of nordic European origin, I think he can pull at least 35lb
I recently bought a mandarin duck black hunter because I'm poor.I've heard good things about it despite it being a cheap bow. Haven't gone hunting with it yet but I intend to.
>>2052292wtf we dont want to see those disgusting man feet. that being said, that bow is $150, it sounds pretty decently priced to me
>>2052309Speak fer yerself!
>>2049179i've been shooting bows since i was a little un in cicero. I was pretty good and was captain of my HS team and won state (by default). Still i havent used my bow in a few years. Also just for the compound vs trad wars, I've never had a compound bow shatter on me
>>2052334if you stop using your tradbow as a dildo it won't shatter on you gayboi
>>2052357nah it as actually old as shit and i found it in shitty conditions but i was curious to see if it was decent. It worked for one and a half shots
>>2052364did it hurt when the limbs snapped
>>2051803>>2051188This anon again. I shoot a 66" recurve but I could go a little longer probably. So 66" might be fine for you too. Just go to a local club or shop and ask for help. With things like this its better to feel it in your own hands before buying online. I really cant help you with longbows, sorry.
>>2052292I've heard good things about those if I remember correctly. Dont leave it strung it fucks the limbs.
>>2052925Thanks again anon, will do
I’m just here to flex my shitty grouping and ask if anyone can say what I’m doing wrong off this picture alone.
>>2053112I'm not a teacher by any means but based on the different angles your arrows are landing at you probably have some issue with your release. Like most things, the greatest thing you can do is practice. In this case work on slowly drawing and releasing with proper form every time. You'll get tired faster this way, but it will help you build muscle and get better. Best of luck.
>>2053225I'll give it a shot
>>2053112What you're doing wrong is using way too many arrows
>>2053387I only use like, 15.I just don't wanna walk every 6 shots. I swear I'm not fat.
>>2053626Wtf. Cap it at 9. I always ended up robbin hoodin an arrow with higher batches
Speaking of arrow count>Me with 30 arrows down range while I wait for the competition shooters to finish their 3 shotsYes I lose a lot of nocks.
Anyone in Maryland? Where do you recommend getting a traditional bow from? I live near the PA border.Any help is appreciated
Anybody got recommendations on a bow to start with, drawing about 30lb (seems to be about right for me given what others have said in this thread). I'm a Britbong if that makes a difference, no idea where to buy equipment, I used to do archery as a kid but haven't for many years now. Also good reading/watching material for teaching myself archery would be appreciated
>>2054576You're a Brit it is in you DNA. Watch Shot IQ
Ill have my first bow class this friday, any tips for not looking like a complete retard?, like basic stuff?also why is this general not in /k/ or /sp/, hell even /fit/, I was kinda surprised to find it here Tbh.Have any of you gone pro? at least locally?
>>2055217>Ill have my first bow class this friday, any tips for not looking like a complete retard?, like basic stuff?Never ever dry fire the bow.
>>2055217>Have any of you gone pro? at least locally?No, I actually want to enjoy my hobby. I do shoot tourneys but just to hang out with my buddies. The people that take it really seriously are some of the most stuck up assholes I’ve ever met.
>>2055217Never go full retard.
>>2051967Whats the word bird?
>>2049179>What kind of bow are you using?Kodiak, Bear, recurve, 55 pound draw.>How long do you archer?Had bows for 30 years, all recurve, all Bear.But only shoot it maybe 10 times a year.Love the aesthetics of a recurve, so I keep one around. >Do you use your bow to Hunt or just to shoot on Targets?Use it for targets, but max range only 30 feet.Always take it out before deer season and practice, but always end up rifle hunting.
>>2049288>traditional starter bowMaybe a recurve from Bear, about 35 pound pull.
Any Mongolian bow users?
>>2055388I shoot thumb does that count?
>>2055536Yeah I'd say so, I bought a cheap 40lb now off eBay from Chinese, it's better than expected but thinking of an upgraded, got any suggestions?
>>2055217Just follow their orders. If you just do what they tell you, you’ll learn the correct form, and not look like a dunce in the process.
I got aGalaxy Sage Elite the other day. 62 inches, and I think a 35 pound draw weight, for a 150 bucks. Any thoughts on this bow?
>>2050728no, archery is as /out/ as it gets
>>2055697Post bow. There's like 4 cheap chink brands I usually see show up at the range so it's probably one of them.
>>2055703It's literally a sage. You cant go wrong with it
>>2055697Hey how is it? I've been eyeing the Mongolian bows on Ebay too and 40lb for 30-40 bucks seem decent. Should I get it?
>>2055936Thank you. >>2055937Sage is a bad thing, no?For what its worth, i originally wanted a martin jaguar, but they didn’t have left handed versions. Hope this one is a good alternative.
>>2055941why the fuck would it be a bad thing?
>>2055940Post the bow you've been looking at
>>2055967Because you typical sage posts that are dog crap. In any case, i appreciate the input.
>>2055896Had this for about 2 years now. Only cost £43 brand new off eBay from some Chinese seller. The handle is starting to wear from when the fletchings hit it. It still works well but thinking about getting some more substantial
>>2055940I'd say get it if you're new to the hobby or new to Mongolian/thumb release bows. I I learnt a lot with mine and it still works with only cosmetic damage >>2056012
>>2055978Pic related>>2056012>>2056018I've been shooting a sage for a little while so I'm not completely new. That being said I have no idea what a thumb release bow is. Mongolian or Korean bows tend to sell for 20-40$ on Ebay but I didn't know how safe they were
Should I buy a compound bow sight and put it on my recurve bow for the lulz?
>>2056172You very well could. Ive seen stuff online that denotes positive results, and my buddy happens to have one, and its good. Go for anon.
>>2056135Probably better to spend a bit more to get a quality bow not made in china
>>2056192Where can I find one? All the "quality tradbows" I can find on the internet are like $300+ and at that price I'd rather buy a high point
>>2056012Looks like a toparchery bow. They're decent just heavy as fuck because they're just made with fiberglass. What's your budget for a new bow?
>>2056212about £100-150, want something similar so i can keep practicing thumb ring shooting
>>2056212What's a good tradbow with a 30-50 shekel budget?
>>2056278Buy a 2x4 and make your own
>>2056298I dont want to lose an eye
>shopping for a compound bow cause bored and want to get into archery>haha these chinese ebay kits must be outdated cheap junk>1 week of research later>laughing at $400-$1500 for official US brand names>deciding which $200-$400 chinabow copycat has the best all-in-one bundle dog bless oem factories dabbing on their greedy partners. This hobby might not be so expensive after all.
>>2056437>suez canal blocked indefinitely anon...
I've been trying to learn thumb ring by myself. Anyone know why sometimes there is a snapping or cracking sound occasionally and my arrow goes caddywampus? Yes I make sure the nocks are seated on.
>>2055986you have to go back
>>2050375Just look at it and you can see it's total shit and dangerous.
>>2056455Look at a map of the world and report back here.
>>2056480You are posting anime. You are the lowest tier of person in this bitch. You have no right to tell anyone what they can ans cannot do.
>>2056437Never trust chinesium. Any corners to be cut will be cut. Not saying its much better anywhere else, but at least its better. Especially for bows, you wan’t something good sturdy that can last you a while, not some chink shit.
>>2056538You don't understand global trade and the market. Follow the money. Stocks already going haywire.
>>2056613Sure, but that won't impede something that's already manufactured and in China getting to the US.
>>2056601Apparently the Chinese make parts for some of the american companies and ive been scouring reviews, not a single one of which has mentioned significant differences between the two besides cosmetics and inferior strings/accessories. All the really good US stuff with carbon fibre builds, high speeds and premium accessories are kept for the flagship ranges which are way too expensive. Especially for a noob like me who wont make use of that marginal superior performance.
>>2056437kek same here anon
>>2056437I got a buddy that shoots better with his cheap chink bow than his brand new Matthews
How much is a recurve stabilizer long rod worth?
is this bow any good
>>2057114>left or right handdoubt it. not for 100.
>>2049577>I am assuming that my muscles for drawing a bow aren't exactly used that often thoughtry doing some more lateral rows at gym, or using whatever dumbbells you have at the house do a single arm lateral row leaning over a counter or something. Improved my drawing ability like crazy.
>>2057114wait, you can "silence" a bow?
>>2050182based /out/ at its best
>>2057151I've seen those fuzzy things before, I suppose they absorb more of the string's vibration? in any case, they work
>>2057144i use thumb release technique so that's the kinda bow i need
>>2057175that kind of bow youre looking for is a recurve.samick sage is the popular noob answer. i have one on my shopping list actually, i know more about archery than i do actually shoot it.
>>2057252>sight has a bubble level on itdo people use that at the range too? seems pretty perfectionist just to maximize your arc when youre only hitting a hay bail 10 yards away
>>2049249because you're an autist who thinks every basic encounter is morally weighted and requires you to give a soliloquy
>>2057158Make them out of paracord for maximum color options. They are also waterproof and lighter.
>>2057440Yes it is a standard on most coumpound bow sights cause it adds another “anchor” to keep you from canting the bow left and right
>>2057493But he insulted me first doe, my family honor demands I reply in kind
>>2049754Get your cam timing fixed those angles of impact are going everywhich way
>>2057440>10 ydsMy 60yd groups are pretty tight my dude
>>2057570You didn't need to say anything in the first place, just say you changed your mind. You could also have ghosted him.
>>2057177using a recurve bow with a thumb ring is not ideal
>>2057687>cant do a hobby without removing jewelry
>>2057687I use a thumb ring with a long bow. Fight me.
>>2057604No you cuck. Saying why you want to leave the deal is the correct and masculine way to exit a deal, not ghosting like the beta cuck feminine passive aggressive soi boi that you are
HOW DO I LOOSEN THIS V BAR??
>>2057834you will never be a woman
>>2056480Hey, its me >>2056597. I just wanna say im sorry for saying that.
>>2056629Ah, well butter my butt and call me a nigger. As long as it’s not Wish type shit, you know?Happy hunting anon!
>>2057151It dampens out the sort of “ptwang” sound when firing. >>2057114Looks a little “jack of all tradesy” to be a legit. Also seems to lack anything to fit accessories onto. Honestly there are a lot of good 150 dollar bows, widen your range a bit.
>>2054576If you're a brit you should be practicing with your longbow every weekend in order to defend the kings land. Quit fucking around and do your civic duty.
>>2054576He's >>2057888 right you know?
Going out for my weekly shoot tomorrow. Wish me Xs boys.
>>2057144>>2057859>Never heard of the obscure hybrid recurve longbow Personally I don't like them. Too light to use like a longbow/recurve but too heavy to use like a horsebow. Then again I've only been able to shoot someone else's bow
>>2057973lol you throwing a smug anime face at me for not hearing of an unrefined piece of shit was pretty lulzy.like someone being smug about you not knowing about a slide whistle or a variable speed transmission.
>>2049373>>2049694jesus christ batman
Any good places to get traditional bows in MD/ a little past the PA state line?
>>2058996No one here will answer seriously. Literally everyone here is a larper or a shitposter
>>2058996Depends on what you mean by traditional though, if are talking about traditional American long bows, then you could very well find some in Virginia. I live in Southern NC, and I actually managed to find an old American long bow at a flea market, so they are in circulation. If you are just referring to recurves in General, your local archery shop should be able to help, if you have one.
>>2049179the outdoor place I started at gave me grip for stringing the bow the native way and tricked me into buying some stringing sock thing I've since lost
>>2049272just leave it strung at all times, it's easier to hang it from a nail in the wall
>>2049274>>2049419He's an "olympic style" shooter. What do you expect?>>2049272For a fiberglass laminate bow, maintenance amounts to waxing your string and flexing your arrows.Primitive bows require water management and periodic refinishing. Compounds require a bachelor's degree.Nu gives the premier range-guide instruction. You can definitely start out with him, if shooting western style.If you're interested in asiatic styles, Living Arrow and Way of Archery will take you start to finish. Both pretty much recommend you start with a children's bow 2 meters away from a hay bale (pic related). Living arrow is meant to empty several quivers in 30 seconds, way of archery shoots one arrow with a 250# draw.>>2049990LARPing implies play.I'd put on some hosen and a gambeson to participate in an exhibition, but it wouldn't be play. I'd be 200% there to drink english tears and eat french poon.
>>2056455yikes this post didn't age well
>>2059252>Depends on what you mean by traditional thoughTraditional longbow, I'd love an english longbow but I don't know what draw weight I could get as a beginner or where I could buy around here.
>>2060069Ahh, I see. For (presumably)a beginner don't over estimate yourself 35-45 lbs is a good draw weight. I mean it's not like you are hunting Elk with this thing, at most you'll hunt deer (40 lbs+ will do the trick), so don't worry too much about that. Prices? Eh, a little harder to tell, unfortunately when it comes to reliable hand crafted Bows, well I am certain they are out there somewhere.
>>2059980>Compounds require a bachelors degree.My Sides.
>>2060980Thank you. Have you or anyone else on here had luck on Etsy? I see some sellers on there who make traditional longbows
>>2061063I noticed this too recently. I would be careful a lot of those look fake or for cosplay. Contact the seller to see if they know what they are talking about.
>try and find my draw length>wing span method gives me 26 inches>arm to wall method gives me over 27 inchesHow do I shot web?
>>2061343Go to a real shop. They should have a measuring arrow.In the meantime, consider full sized shafts. You can get your practice in without sticking your hand.
I dont like nu sensei's demeanor or how he looks. Watching him annoys me for some reason. Am I racist?
>>2057699nothing wrong with that, using a thumb ring with a recurve would be kinda pointless
>>2061636He was pretty stuck up in his older videos, but his information was good. Dude really chilled the fuck out once he switched to Asiatic
>>2061848You mean he chilled out when shadiversity put him in his place
>>2062066I wana watch these two fight.
>>2049179>30# Qinghai, 55# Ottoman grozer>1 month>targets, in my room and innawoods
>>2055697Have you shot before? 40 pound imho is too much for being new with thumb release.
>>2056012>The handle is starting to wear from when the fletchings hit it.work on your khatra.>>2056222this is good stuff >>2056230or try Alibow. For your budget its gonna be fibreglass, but they are way better made than top archery, my Qinghai >>2062289 is super fast for its draw weight as well.https://www.alibowshop.com/fiberglass-bowGet some nice arrows as well, at your draw length, and spined to your bow (but if you do khatra well it doesn't really matter).
>>2056222If you have 50 dollar more to spend, also check out Alibows Segye. The Korean bows are short, super light, pretty as fuck but also super fast with light arrows and allow a surprisingly long draw (32.5 inch) for their size (45 inch)! Its also laminated.
>>2061636After too much time watching archery youtube this week, I could no resist the meme
Any of yoose guys use 4 fletch on a trad bow?
>>2057595It’s because the target turns when I hit it off center and I don’t bother to fix it between shots. Sometimes I try to shoot the opposite side to turn it back.
>>2062706I’ve been playing around with arrows fletching and have barely noticed any different between a 2/3/4 fletch at anything shorter than 30. At further distances I’ve noticed the drag start to take effect more. Honestly I feel like felching length effects arrow flight more than anything
>>2062304>ordered mine @55>Only pulls to 28
>>2062982Thats sad! Website says it should do 30" at that weight.But yeah it's a dilemma with a lot of bows, higher draw weight often leads to shorter draw.
>>2062980I think it's determined by total area.What I want to know, as I go to fletch for the first time, is what a helix actually does. My backyard range is only 25 meters, but I'd like to go to the local club later this year. Try a 50m target before I feel confident hunting.
>>2063996Allegedly helps arrow spin right or left. I always assumed with feathers it was to get them to seat flush because of the natural curve of the feather.
>>2063996>what a helix actuallyIt adds stability to arrow flight like rifling from a gun barrel. If you throw two heavy arrows up in the air, one with helix and one with straight feathers, you’ll notice the helix one stabilizes faster
Has anyone here used Americas best strings or 60x? What are your thoughts?
>>206503660X custom strings are v good I have those on my bow now
>>2062982>Bring it to the range for the first time in forever>Shoots fine>Leave it on the bow rack while talking to a buddy>Fucking delams on the rackAnyone know what Alibow's warranty policy is?
>>2051606My daughter got a hand-me-down compound bow from the neighbor. She used it regularly and wanted me to join in. I bought the cheapest chink shit recurve off eBay that came with arrows. Having a great time with it. It’s 50lb pull so it’s got plenty of power. Just ordered some carbon arrows with turkey feathers cuz I destroyed the 12 that came with it.
>>2065909Do you know about arrow spines and did you make sure you bought the right kind?
>>2065915It said they was good for 50lb recurve and they are the same length as the others...
>>2065929That's a great way to break 12 more arrows.
>>2065950>>2065956I’ll keep your knowledgeable advice in mind. Thank you for sharing such valuable wisdom.
>>2065929What are they made of?
>>2065428Dosen't look like 60x offers a flemish twist. Gona try ABB
>>2065827Policy is don't buy alibow.
>>2066007>>Fucking delams on the rack.
>>2066012are all alibows like that?
>>2066027>>2066003 >>2066012 is a shitposter. It's been a little less than a year since I bought it. Last time I had a bow delam in that time frame the bowyer replaced the bow immediately without question. Other than this I've had no issue with Alibow. I'll email them and report back with what they say.
>>2066042okay thanks anon. I've b een wanting to buy a tibetan or turkish bow from them since it is in the 70-80 dollar range
>>2066048If you mean the fiberglass turkish bow then I can safely say it's garbage. I own it, and I've been trying to find someone to hawk it off to, but I won't blame alibow for that since every fully fiberglass bow I've shot is garbage. If you want a proper Turk bow buy Okcubaba or Vegh.
>>2066051where do you live? Im interested in that bow. I just want to shoot anything traditional atm
>>2066042>Last time I had a bow delam.KEK
>>2066042Stop buying your bows from China you cheap carrot
>>2066053Just buy a longbow then
>>2066051Mfw Chinks are tarnishing my already thoroughly tarnished ethnic background.>>2066053Traditional in what sense? Like you can go long bow or recurve? I prefer Recurves greatly, I think a cheaper (but still quality) recurve will run you 150, including arrows it should be around 170 bucks. Sorry man, never go cheap, you will regret it in a couple months when you are more experienced.
>>2066658Alibow isn't cheap unless you buy their cheap shit. The price you spend on a quality horsebow is usually half the price you'd spend on a quality recurve/longbow. Also where the hell else are you going to find a skilled Asiatic bowyer? All the best ones are based in Eastern Europe, SEA, and east Asia. I'm not going to shill out the money for a US made Atilla when I can spend a little more and get a biocomposite from Grozer. Alibow has really nice quality stuff and can fully recommend them even if they're Chinese.>>2066289Other delam was a different company. Not even Chinese, they were European.>>2066053>>2066913>>2066951Yeah just spend the cash and get a Bear Montana or something like that.
>>2066913where can I buy a sub $100 longbow? they all demand like $400, and at that price I'd rather buy a gun
>>2067024Tacoma, WAhttps://www.sevenmeadowsarchery.com/bows.htmlOnly thing Eurofags are better at making than the Chinese are chocolate bars.I have a Bear Montana and would recommend it or the grizzly recurve.
Olympic target archery should be done with barebows.Change my mind.
>>2067241Or they should just add the variant. They have olympic recurve and compound correct? Why not add others like horse or warbow?
>>2067241Trad archery would not be that entertaining watch. Trad bows have intrinsic limitations to how good you can be with them which doesn’t attract athletes to train or compete with them.
>>2067389iirc all they have is Olympic recurve with variants in teams, male and female individual. Compound bows are kept in world cup formats.But yea I would totally prefer more dynamic variants. What we got right now is like if track and field only included the 100m run.>>2067404On the contrary imo. Target recurves are so dialed in with their obscene stabilizers, it just becomes a test of who fucks up less on hitting the 10 shot.Barebow is more skewed towards human input and control instead of just trying to stand really still. Theres more variance in shots, especially if they were to do 70m.
>>2067432I agree with you but I’m saying the human input effect on shooting barebow is Too high to the point where you have a limited ability to get better at it.
>>2067169>All fiberglass limbs>Bowyer is a eurofag
>>2067449They should change the format then. Don't just do 2d targets. Have em shoot through rings, circle targets flat on the ground, poppin jays, aerial targets. Bring back old school archery games lost in time.Make it interesting again.
>>2067466I stand by what I said.
>>2067474I agree with you that the Bear Montana is a very good bow.
>>2067469Maybe but the whole point of Olympics is to demonstrate a scalable skill, and the less scalable a skill the less attractive it is as an Olympic event.
>>2067484Indeed one of the few commercially available American bows left. You can still find local bowyers in America and not all of there prices are ridiculous. There are a handful in the PNW. Even an older gal who exclusively builds and crests wood arrows.
Hey /archery/, I have a big brained question.If I have a 24 inch riser, can I install any limbs that fit into it, then recalculate the total length and buy the proper string?
I used to do archery as a kid, I don't know why but now I'm compelled to try again. If you may anons, give me a list of things considered cringe, and based within your community. Also I'm looking for a bow to get. I like the idea of being able to feel the weight as I draw back, as well as ease of handling and portability, so I'm sort of leaning towards a recurve bow of some kind. Also what the fuck is Kyudo and why do I see it mentioned sometimes? Sorry for all the weird and unrelated questions btw bros
>>2067990Yeah, you should be able to. I wouldn’t say its ideal, but I doubt it will result in catastrophic consequences. I’m assuming you want a level of interchangeability with your bow length? Or am I not in the ball park. In any case, yes, limbs do most of the work when it comes down to it, so just be sure to pick limbs that are compatible with your Riser and you should be fine.
>>2068220The only cringe in Archery is cheaping out and buying a subpar piece of equipment, other than that its all personal preference.Compounds, are complex, but still very fun. Their only problem could be upkeep, like I said they are complex and mechanisms may come loose etc, but they are by and large the easiest bow to shoot properly.Recurves/ Long Bows are also very fun, but require a bit of endurance and strength to fire at higher lbs. I shoot a 40 lb recurve and its a bit of trouble sometimes. Also recurves are much more stability and form driven. All in all you seem like you want a simple portable bow, i would recommend a 30 lb takedown recurve. Their are plenty of good 150 dollar versions, but some a bit higher in price if you want something with more bells and whistles.t. Former Compound bowshooter
>>2068344Okay, thank you fren! That makes sense. I'm a powerlifter and mma fighter, so I'm not sure how powerful a bow I should get, since I don't want one that's too underwhelming. Is ones ability to draw back heavier bows dictated by his strength, or technique? Is it both? How do I guage how strong of a draw I have?
Here are my self made bows. Left one is an ash longbow with only 20 pounds and 70 zoll, the other one is a manao rider bow with +- 40 pounds. Both did turn out nicely. I am just off to make some new arrows and strings, and will start working on a 35 pound ash LB soon. I got back at archery a year ago, and am on my way to build a yew bow in the (far) future!Keep on arching mates
>>2068362No problem! If you are strong, than a 45+ Lb should be right up your alley. And yes it is dictated by strength and technique, as you will need strength to hold it, and technique to keep your arrow in place as to not continually have to pull it back to fire in your desired direction, and I would say you kind of don’t know how to tell you desired draw weight. Its way different than compound, don’t under estimate the endurance it takes to keep your bow steady. Thats the difference with compounds, you would probably have no problem pulling back a 70+ pound compound, but a 70+ lb recurve is almost a herculean feat. Goodluck!
>>2068337I just have a solid riser and I'm trying to make the best use of it. Problem is this riser was produced in the 80s and unmarked so finding the exact limbs are impossible. But the limb screws and slots are pretty standard so I think I can fit most in
>>2068436Yew bows in runescape were my favorite. Do you take commissions? Your work looks nice
>>2068436Seal that shit up with some polyacrylic. They look a good, you want them to last as long as they can
>>2049274I'm lurking a month late and nobody will see this but I FUCKING hate this guy, he started his youtube channel by copying popular threads/comments on r/archery and then posting his 20min answers to 2min questions in every relevant thread. Eventually users started linking his channel themselves as answers and it took off from there.He is pretentious and his voice is annoying.
>>2068745Congratulations you have the same opinion as everyone here
>>2068616Thanks mate. No, i dont take commissions, that wouldnt be approbriate as i have only made those two yet, and wont do this for profit. Also im from austria, so shipping etc would be expensive.Make them yourself, i took 2 days workshops by some dude who does it for a living, there should be such guys in your region, and its very fullfilling!>>2068662They are sealed with chinese tuung oil or whatever its called^^
>>2068851What happened there?
Hey frens, I've been looking at local bow shops near me for a recurve, and it seems they only seem to have a few brands, such as ragim, matrix, and Bear archery. Which of these three are the best?
>>2069008Entirely preference based. Go down to the shops, and hold them yourself, the right bow will feel right.
>>2068745I dont like how he looks
>>2068851>AustriaThank you mein fuhrer, I will strive to be an ubermensch. Now the problem is how I can find such workshop, I live in a heavily urbanized area and all the bowshooters here just buy compounds instead of recurve, much less try to make their own
>>2069145Where do you live? Even the wheel bow shops around here carry some recurve and long bow options
>>2069136Same. Looks like a mouth breather or a cat fucker.
>>2069175Southern California. I've been to a bow ship nearby but they dont produce their own bows not have workshops
>>2069202Where in SoCal? Also expecting them to make bows in shop is like expecting a grocery store to grow it’s own food on premises.
>>2069213In orange county. Where should I look then?
>>2069218Bruh there’s an indoor range and shop literally called “Orange County Archery”
>>2069235And a range has classes that teaches me to make bows?
>>2069242I don't do everything for you. You have access to the internet too
>>2069299The default response one uses when anon doesn't know what he's talking about
Getting first bow tomorrow bros, very excited
>>2069145There must be a big primitive bow scene in burgerland. I think the modern primbow scene even started in murica, but not sure. When i googled for workshops in california i found archeryforallages.com for example. But there are also some forums and whole crafting books for primitive bows, when youre dedicated enough you could manage yourself, but i guess thats a bit hard. Myself i have no interrest in modern bows and can only recommend to build them yourself, its truely such a great hobby.>>2068951I learned to use forearmprotection^^
>>2069544Also it is my royal obligation to post this song in this thread, so you peasants can learn the true meaning of being a longbow man^^
>>2069547Oh forgot the songEnjoy folks^^https://youtu.be/cRIfsFefatg
Swinging targets are fucking rad.
Rate my long boi
>>2052926>Dont leave it strung it fucks the limbsFUCKAre all bows susceptible to this?
>>2070255Yes. I would imagine fiberglass, less so.
>>2070303God FUCKING dammit, that nu sensei dude said it was fine. Okay, what sort of damage is caused and how long does it take to occur? Do I just need new limbs for my Sage, or what?
>>2070314>SageYou're probably alright unless its been stored in a warm room. Limbs with artificial materials are way more resistant to limb set>>2070235Like them horn nocks.
>>2070334Okay, thanks senpai.
>>2069312The best answer isn't (strictly) on the internet. Pick up this quarter's "Primitive Archer". The calendar should show something for your region.The website has a nice forum community too. Just be polite. Special interest forums are like nature preserves for the old internet.
>>2070255>>2070314The real question is, how long did you have it strung for?
>watch videos of people using compound bows for ages>finally get one myself>try to draw>its like trying to pull a steel wire out of a concrete blockwtf, I can lift up over 70lbs in one hand doing dumbell rowsWhy does this shit feel impossible and how do I cope?Am I really going to have to wind it down to some bitch poundage, i just cant figure out the physics, its supposed to be easier than recurve
>>2070732Nearly a fucking year. How fucked am I?
You should tune your bow down to whatever poundage you can pull it straight back somewhat easily with no twisting of your body or raising the bow in weird positions. Then it should be a # that you can hold steady for at least 10 seconds. I have my bow set to 65# and could turn it up, but I prefer to be able to hold it for longer. As for how much you "lift" you are probably need to slow your reps down. If you are jerking the weights around you are gonna seem like you can lift more than you actually can. Slow and steady reps build strength.
>>2070771>Compound nigger overbowed yet againDon't just use your arms or you're going to chicken wing the damn thing, use more back. Lower pounds you can get away with just your traps, but around going over 60 you need to get more lat involved. How are you holding the bow when you draw? At a weight like that you're just going to hurt yourself if you're doing a static pull back. You should set your weight down to 60 anyway so you can shoot more.>>2070785That too. I love seeing super yolk dudes at the range doing all sorts of weird body contortions to get their bow to full draw.
>>2070785>>2070820I think its combination of weakness and being a noob who hasnt worked on the technique enough.Trying to follow all the proper form but its not helping. Going to have tuned down properly and if i cant pull at least 40 im going to die inside
Hello frens, finally got my first bow! It's a 40lb, it's pretty easy to draw back, but since it's my first I'm happy that I'll be able to work on form more. Fucking obliterated my hands and forearms though
>>2071254I wish you the best. You'vee been a good son and I'm sorry you're so sick.
>>2049249Because you're a gay retard
Anybody ever go hunting with one of these bows?
>>2049179Started shooting after a few years of not. Have a yard finally and set up a bag target 20 yards out. Had a half dozen arrows made up right away. Shot till my shoulder hurt both days last weekend. Decided to upgrade stabilizer because the one I had was trash. BeeStinger made bow noticeably quieter and took a lot of vibration out. Got a Spot Hogg Wiseguy coming tomorrow, after using the same tru-fire dual caliper release since I was like 15 (17 years ago). Getting my groove back. Feels good man. Getting stoked for bow hunting this fall. Been too long. 2012 Alpine F1 Fireball65 lb drawTrophy Ridge 5 pin sightBee Stinger Extreme Hunter Stabilizer NAP Apache rest Easton Axis 340, 100gr points
>>2062396Saved. Stay winning, compound bro.
>>2071314Why? The Japanese didn't even hunt with that bow
>>2071372Sure they did....hunting peasants.
>>2071314Imagine all the flies and bugs that find their way up his skirt
>bit of metal that lets you hold the string costs more than most budget bows on the marketWhy is this ok?Theres no way in the world this garbage costs more than $20 to manufacture. You can walk into a hardware store and buy a large, good quality power tool for some of these prices.
>>2071421Why not just hang onto the string?
>>2071314Name one good Nip weapon.
>>2070780Sounds pretty bad. But if you can manage to shoot it still than just follow proper procedure next time, and go on using it.
Or you can buy a 3D printer.And even just a big, platic tub.And a battery.What?
>>2049179That's a nice longun bro. I do sometimes get jelous of your maneuverability on long hauls. Good form fren!
whats the cheapest bow i can buy?any recs
>>2071675Is there any chance of it kB-ing on me? Or does it just diminish performance or something? I've watched a few JewTube videos on the matter now, but weirdly, I've never really heard anyone actually definitively lay out the actual damage / risk.
>>2071891Ah got me there. Forgot about firearms.
Anyone order from Custom Thumbrings? I'm moving into higher pound horsebows and my shitty leather ring isn't cutting it anymore
>>2072407I've been trying to learn as well. I have a silver ring from vermil. I had everything measured correctly but it was way to fucking tight so I shaved some spots with a dremel.
I shoot mediterranean. Why does my ring finger get skinned like a cat? What do wrong?
>>2073524Use a finger tab, if you already are, then use a thicker better finger tab or go for the archery 3 finger glove.