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Quick question about compound and traditional
« on: November 23, 2008, 04:46:24 am »
Do you all think that it is easier to pull a heavier traditional bow compared to a compound bow?

Because with traditional archery you only reach full weight at the end of draw momentarily.

However with compounds you start off at full weight and let off at full draw.

Offline Hillbilly

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Re: Quick question about compound and traditional
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2008, 10:25:28 am »
To me, it seems a lot easier to draw a heavy compound. And once you get the cams turned over, you can hold it there forever unlike a traditional bow.
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Re: Quick question about compound and traditional
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2008, 11:16:46 am »
...but you still have to get it past the breaking point(max draw weight). Like a trad bow, a compound also increases in weight until you hit max weight at the breaking point then the draw weight decreases.  For me, it is easier to draw a trad bow of a weight I am comfortable with and it is easier for me to pull the smooth draw of a trad bow rather than to deal with the breaking point of a compound. 
...but to answer your question, yes it is easier to pull a heavy wheel bow compared with a trad bow of similar draw weight.      Pat
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Re: Quick question about compound and traditional
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2008, 11:20:46 am »
a  also feel that it is easier on my shoulders pulling a trad bow, that damn let off can hurt at times
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Re: Quick question about compound and traditional
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008, 11:22:47 am »
You know. I really don't know. I'm speechless for once. :) Jawge
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Offline Hickoryswitch

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Re: Quick question about compound and traditional
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 12:10:34 pm »
A Trad bow is much easier to let off. A compound  hurts my shoulder something awful. I think it's because of the jerky draw of the cams.
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Re: Quick question about compound and traditional
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 12:39:09 pm »
Yeah, hickswitch  - I agree - the herky jerky thing makes them impossible to shoot for me now, exept my old ben pearson with only  35% letoff.
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Re: Quick question about compound and traditional
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2008, 02:10:22 pm »
I can't shoot a compound anymore, due to a shoulder injury. The sudden let-off used to be murder. Trad bow is no problem, and you are only holding full poundage for a brief moment.

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Re: Quick question about compound and traditional
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2008, 02:58:50 pm »
What's a compound? ;D
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