Here are the details for this week (Monday February 20 to yesterday, Sunday February 26).
567 total arrows. 57 of those were on my old limbs, while the rest were on my new limbs.
I have always thought the way shoulder blades move was really interesting. So, I thought I’d share what mine look like while warming up to shoot.
I have been mentally tracking/estimating my weekly arrow count, but now I’m going to be more precisely tracking how many arrows I shoot each week. Here are the details for this week (Monday February 13 to today, Sunday February 19).
544 total arrows. 215 of those were on my new limbs at ~35lbs, while the rest were on my old limbs at ~33lbs.
The new limbs that Norm bought for me arrived today! I couldn’t try them out right away though, because we were out at the Bow Shop in Waterloo test shooting a 27″ W&W Nano Max. I’m really thankful that there’s a shop nearby that lets me try out equipment before buying it. Unfortunately, they only had the one 27″ riser. Hopefully I can find someone with a 27″ Hoyt Prodigy riser I could try out (is it you?).
Anyway, back to the new limbs. They’re SF Elite Carbon/Foam 26lb long limbs (my current limbs are 24lb SF Premium+). A little heavier than my current limbs, so I won’t be shooting them full time right away, especially with a couple indoor championship tournaments in the next few weeks. They’re also a higher quality material that reduces the stacking effect I get with my long draw, meaning they maintain a more linear resistance compared to the Premium+ as i get toward the end of my draw.
I had already shot a bunch tonight before getting home and tearing open the package so I didn’t shoot the new limbs very much, but the few shots I did get felt great! Can’t wait to get out to the range tomorrow to shoot them more!
Over the last few weeks, I have been shooting a lot more, trying to increase my weekly arrow volume. With that, I have noticed that my string fingers are starting to feel .. numb. I’m pretty sure it’s because I have such a long draw length, that by the time I get into my anchor, the string is at such an angle, to cause pressure on the sides of my fingers. This image was the best I could find to illustrate what’s happening. At a longer draw length, the string begins to put more pressure on the top of the top finger and the bottom of the bottom finger. Since I’m shooting a medium (25″) riser, a few people have mentioned that I should look into getting a long (27″) riser to help alleviate this issue (and other reasons, too).
Since 27″ risers tend to only come in the higher quality (and price) tier, I’m going to be spending a lot to purchase it, and I want to choose the one that’s best for me now, and for years to come. I was considering a Hoyt Formula Prodigy/Prodigy RX/Prodigy XT, but that would also require me to invest in the Formula style limbs. Alternatively, using the style of limbs that I already have, are the Win&Win Inno CXT/Wiawis Nano Max.
To complicate matters, there are a few other companies that also make 27″ risers, but I know even less about those models, since no one I know has shot them before.
UPDATE: I bought a Hoyt Formula Faktor!