Bow International - - FEA­TURE -

The most im­por­tant fac­tor to con­sider when choos­ing a bow is how well it fits you; shoot­ing with the cor­rect draw length and poundage will make it eas­ier to de­velop cor­rect shoot­ing form and will help to pre­vent in­jury. How­ever, as many com­pound bows have a fixed or mod­u­lar draw length ad­just­ment, which means you will ei­ther need to change the cams or cam mod­ules in order to go up or down in draw length, it can get costly if you are un­sure about your fit­ment. It’s im­por­tant you choose one that will grow with you as your form and strength de­velop – though luck­ily there are sev­eral op­tions avail­able to you de­pend­ing on your bud­get.

Sev­eral man­u­fac­tur­ers now of­fer com­pe­ti­tion-level equip­ment with a good range of draw length ad­just­ment al­ready built in. This doesn’t mean you’ll have to set­tle for low qual­ity as a lot of com­pa­nies in­clude this fea­ture on their flag­ship mod­els; PSE, Hoyt and Mybo are just three com­pa­nies to look out for, who of­fer draw length ad­just­ments of up to 5.5 inches on a sin­gle cam or mod­ule choice.

Most com­pounds will also en­able you to re­duce the draw weight of the bow by up to 10lbs from its peak weight, so make sure the bow you choose al­lows you to be­gin shoot­ing with a sen­si­ble poundage, be­fore you even at­tempt to pull the max­i­mum com­pe­ti­tion limit of 60lbs.

BOW TIPS - YOUR FIRST COM­POUND

the Mybo Ori­gin al­lows mul­ti­ple draw ad­just­ments

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