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