|Rather than post yet another Hoyt GM pic, here are some of my longbows instead. Top pic is the Blacktail Columbian along with some woodies, bottom pic is the Adcock ATD.|
My latest freestyle recurve kit (as of 3/28/01) -
Riser - 25" Hoyt GM, black, cast magnesium
Limbs - 68" W&W FromA, glass/wood
AMO Weight - 32# @ 28"
Holding Weight - 36# @ 30"
Sight - Cartel DS02, small aperture
Rest - home made plastic flex
Pressure Point - Shibuya DX
Stabilizer - Cartel ProGold carbon rod, 26"
Clicker - Beiter
String - 14 strands BCY Formula 8125
Serving - center - .021" #62 braid
Nock Point - dacron bowstring, served & coated with CYA
Shafts - Carbon Tech McKinney 196, 30-1/4"
Points - 100 grains
Nocks - Beiter outserts
Vanes - 45mm Kurly mylar
Tab - home made 8oz leather
My instinctive "arco nudo" longbows (as of 12/11/00) -
OL Adcock take down longbow - 66"/37#
OL Adcock take down longbow - 68"/41#
After an early introduction to the sport back in 1955 by my Dad, I was hooked for life. Started off into *serious* (?) archery back in the mid 60's, and wound up in the early 70's with with my trusty Hoyt Pro Medalist (all wood riser - but you young'uns wouldn't know 'bout that stuff!). Shot lots of NAA American Rounds before "upgrading" to a 4 wheel compound and shooting NFAA field rounds, which I competed in for the next decade. Dropped out of the archery scene for another decade, but now I'm sorta back and havin' fun. Also very much into *nostalgia* olde tyme longbows and wooden arrows (love that P.O. cedar aroma!) and *real* feathers! And the new GM freestyle kit will be a fun diversion for those long field course marks!
It doesn't really matter what gear or style of shooting you employ and enjoy - as long as you keep having fun pulling string.
It's not only helpful to your shooting, it's also great fun to craft your own arrows and bowstrings. Neither is difficult to accomplish - just seek good help in starting out.
Unless you truly are a world-class super-shooter with real potential (not just *think* you are!), don't take this game too seriously - make sure you stop along the walk to the butt to smell the flowers before scoring your arrows!