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Old 08-20-2003, 05:43 PM
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I am in desperate need of a new bow. The problem is that I dont know how to get the money for it. Im fifteen years old so I cant get a job at any of the places in my town. Any suggestions? I am definitly looking at buying a Mathews because I shot one and now I am hooked. Thanks for the help.
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Old 08-20-2003, 05:56 PM
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Go try to do yard work or something for people. If there is a will there is a way. My suggestion to you is wait a little while before buying a bow like a matthews. You can find a good shooting bow used for a hundred or two hundred. Which seems a little more in your price range. I started out with a cheapy when I was younger, there is no shame in that. Good luck!!
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Old 08-20-2003, 06:02 PM
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well i really really wanna upgrade my equipment. ive been involved in archery since I was nine so its nothing new to me. but man are those mathews sweet. i shot the lx and it was like an instant bond. cant wait to finally get one.
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:29 PM
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You can do some yard work or find a farmer that needs a farm hand.Anything (that is legal) to earn some money.

The Mathews line isn' t a good choice for a young person on a budget.They are expensive and most are draw length specific.You are at an age where you could outgrow the bow about every 6 months.

You can find cheaper bows,that shoot just as well or better for far less and there are many that offer a good amount of draw length adjustment.
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:36 PM
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I think if you try some other bows you' ll find more that will hook you. The Mmmmmmmm .... Mmmmmmmmm..... MMMMMMmmm..... (you know) bows are hyped a lot and therefore get a lot of attention. There are better for less. I think the idea of a good second hand bow is perfect for you. Also, you can work at 15, you just have restrictions on the number of hours you can work consequetively and in a week during the school year. Hit the local mom and pop places such as dry cleaners, even McD' s and places like that. Everyone is always looking for some reliable part time help. You won' t be paid a lot, but it' s more than you' re making now.

I saw in another post that you were having shooting problems. You mentioned having tuning marks on your cams. What kind of bow do you have... a DARTON? If you do you really have one of the sweetest shooting machines around when it' s in tune.
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Old 08-20-2003, 09:43 PM
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Find the local bowshop and ask to work for free. Helping to setup bows and learn all you can. Look for a used bow there and have the owner help you learn how to be an archer and learn from others who come in. I believe this would serve you well for the rest of your life. Work on Saturday and a week night a week, whatever he will let you. Just a thought...
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