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Have you measured your draw weight?

Messages posted to thread:
jk 16-May-18
Wolflord 16-May-18
George D. Stout 16-May-18
jk 16-May-18
Draven 16-May-18
ModernLongbow 16-May-18
GLF 16-May-18
GLF 16-May-18
mahantango 17-May-18
Tomas de Gato 17-May-18
Mountain Man 17-May-18
Bill from NJ 17-May-18
fdp 17-May-18
George Tsoukalas 17-May-18
From: jk
Date: 16-May-18




...from your anchor? I just did with two heavy r/d longbows and a supposedly FAR lighter Olympic syle recurve...guess what I found.

From: Wolflord
Date: 16-May-18




No idea, what?

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-May-18




They should be the same.

From: jk
Date: 16-May-18




George is right as usual. Why are they the same (within 5 lbs)?

From: Draven
Date: 16-May-18




Your DL varies with the bow's draw weight aka you short draw a heavy bow and overdraw a light bow.

From: ModernLongbow
Date: 16-May-18




Im always over marked limb weight on my oly rigs. Just how it is.

From: GLF
Date: 16-May-18




Plus most people will have about an inch longer draw with a modern recurve than they will with the flatter gripped longbow

From: GLF
Date: 16-May-18




From: mahantango
Date: 17-May-18




I don't understand. Assuming you're drawing them the same length?

From: Tomas de Gato
Date: 17-May-18




I just ordered a draw weight scale. Can't wait to test my bows. There is such a big difference in the draw cycle of my bows that it makes it hard to tell what I'm actually holding at my draw length.

And yes, I do believe that I short draw heavy bows and possibly overdraw light bows. The real questions is, what is my correct or ideal draw length?

I'm sure the answer would vary depending upon the coach and shooting style.

Have a great day amigos!

From: Mountain Man
Date: 17-May-18




I shoot swing draw Hill style,so the weight doesnt change my draw length,,ive tested,unless i make big jumps up in weight at which point id be over bowed,,but i draw a ASL shorter then a recurve just on my bow arm alone The slight bend in my bow arm and keeping my draw arm elbow in and hand close to my face at anchor is 3/4" shorter then shooting a more tournament style draw stance Just what i have found

From: Bill from NJ
Date: 17-May-18




The draw and anchor should be the same with any bow. Your anchor points should never change. If your anchor point is short... then your bow is too heavy for you to handle. If your using a light weight bow and you're over drawing... your anchor point is not consistent. Remember consistency is key.

From: fdp
Date: 17-May-18




Actually using a swing draw is probably the most difficult method to execute a consistent draw length. That's why most (not all) folks that use it don't have a consistent draw length. Far easier to achieve a consistent and repeatable draw length by starting with an extended bow arm. That's why Olympic archers do it, it's easily repeatable.

Also jk don't how you measured the Olympic bow's draw weight but it should be measured by moving the string 26.25" from the center of the plunger hole.

From: George Tsoukalas
Date: 17-May-18




Yes, makes no sense unless you are short drawing the heavy bows, JK. Jawge





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