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08-08-2006, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Website is UP

Hey, my sister lives in Lewisville! I'll come round to say howzit when I come visit her next year.
08-01-2006, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Zwickey's anyone?

Very few Trad broadheads are sharp out of the packet. You'll have the pleasure of putting an edge on them- but what an edge it'll be!

Zwickeys are great heads.
07-22-2006, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Instinctive Archery Insights.....

I got my copy on Monday, still haven't had the time to read it in detail, but I've found Jay's insights very useful.

Recommended reading for instinctive archers.
07-17-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Bad idea to shoot diff. Trad Bows

A friend of mine can switch between bows almost at will- he's simply a fantastic archer.

It takes me a few dozen arrows to settle after switching bows, but as a rule I don't struggle too much....
07-10-2006, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Gettin Hitched

Congratulations Chad!

Just so you know, the Attila and Falcon arrived this morning. Someone at Parcelfarce goofed up though- they never charged me import duty! That's the kind of screwup I can...
07-08-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: New Bow

The arrows will come off the bow tail right ( for a RH archer)- this fishtailing will rob your arrow of energy and will have a detrimental effect on accuracy.

Easton's website recommend either...
07-08-2006, 03:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By Jakes Cronje

Adding weight to your field points

Right, further to my last post, my shooting is improving. I was pushing myself too hard, and I was shooting too fast. This isn't Agincourt, so there's really no point in shooting three arrows in 30...
07-05-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,044
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: New Bow

2117's will be WAAAAY too stiff from your bow. I'd go with 1816's with 100 grain points.

As a bit of a bonus you can get them in Easton's Jazz series of shafts, which are a good bit cheaper...
07-03-2006, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By Jakes Cronje

My shooting sucks!

Don't know what happened, but my shooting went to hell in a handcart about a week and a half ago.

Just working through the mistakes at the moment, hopefully I'll end up shooting better than...
06-28-2006, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Target

Foam blocks work well for broadheads, as do hay bales. Alfalfa's the best!
Bales will blunt your heads double quick, so keep that in mind.

Oh, and hay's biodegradable- but don't feed it to...
06-20-2006, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: fledgling archer needs help

Right, LP, it sounds like you might have plastic fletches on those shafts. If you can't rotate the nocks you'll either have to replace the nocks or the fletches. If you refletch get some feathers on...
06-17-2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: First Traditional Bow

You couldn't have picked a better bow (or a nicer bloke to buy it from!).
2117 might be a bit stiff, though. I draw 27", and 2016's with 125gn points are very slightly stiff for me, but shooting...
04-17-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,796
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: hidden PETA facts

Folks,

Just remember what PETA really stands for.

People Eating Tasty Animals.
01-26-2006, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Dieing Feathers

Veniards fly tying dyes have good fluorescent colours- try your local flyshop.

Rit/ Dylon et al do a good job too- use the cold water dye, and just follow the instructions on the packet.
01-24-2006, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 903
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: homeade Flemish strings

Nick,

Chad also has a DVD called "Doin' the twist" that'll teach you all you need to know about making flemish strings- and good strings at that.

Have a look on www.recurves.com

...
01-12-2006, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Somthing I have noticed.

E. Donnal Thomas Jr.

If you haven't read any of his stuff yet, do yourself a favour.

G. Fred used longbows for a while, but he went back to recurves.
01-01-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: fletching jigs

What Guss said- I used a Grayling next to a Bitz last week- the Bitz was the bits! And with tape you only need one jig anyway.
01-01-2006, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,852
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Need a heavy arrow for hunting...advice

Alrighty,

The selection of an arrow depends on a number of variables.

Draw weight.

Spine of the shaft.

Draw length.
11-27-2005, 02:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: PSE Impala

If the bow is under warranty have the dealer replace the limbs- it's only fair. If there's no warranty run a search here or on Tradgang for twisted limbs- plenty of info on straightening them.

...
11-16-2005, 12:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Paging Chad, Paging Chad... Please report to customer service

I have a Thunderbird- if you go to Tradgang and do a search for Thunderbird along with my handle (Windknot) you should find the review and pics.

My chrono should arrive in the next day or two-...
10-28-2005, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,066
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: truflight or gateway feathers

I regrind ALL my feathers now- it does take a while to do, but I can get the bases square and thin. I take them down to around 1/64" or so.

With the best will in the world neither Truflight...
10-19-2005, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Lord of the Rings bows

Guss,

That's my lounge! My wife told me:" You're making more arrows than you're losing. You need to take some time off work and go shooting more."

She only said that because one corner...
10-19-2005, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 921
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: looking to get a longbow or recurve,,Please Help!!

I'm an unabashed Chek-Mate fan- A CM bow will set you back a few dollars more than a Samick or Internature bow- and you'll get a MUCH better stick. And if you ever want to sell it, you'll get most of...
10-18-2005, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: What do you guys do to fund your archrey.

I'm a dental technician- I make the crowns and bridges your dentist puts in your mouth.

Not as exciting as it sounds, but it pays the bills and keeps me in Chek-Mates.
10-05-2005, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,276
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Checkmate Raven

I can't comment on the X-200, as I've never seen or shot one.

The Raven is great fun though- mine is [email protected], and it starts stacking just past 28"- as a rule you shouldn't have trouble with...
06-06-2005, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 714
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: wood color

Well, here's a link to pics and review of my new bow- I think it's a looker, and it helps that it shoots like a dream too.

Thanks Chad!

...
05-16-2005, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Need advice on bow

That's the combo I have on my Raven- very nice! My Thunderbird has the same woods, but it's still in transit. I'll post pics when it arrives.
05-16-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,296
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Velcro vs Leather for Arrow Pass

Arthur,

Have you ever tried the hook side of Velcro? I tried it once and really liked it, but it's not as quiet as I'd like.

I use the Martin rug rests now, cheap and effective, but I like...
04-25-2005, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Best Adhesive For Feathers?

If anyone wants UHU get in touch with me. Swop you for whatever.

Jakes
02-26-2005, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: shooting trad again for the first time

Hmmm, at 55 I'd shoot 2016, mebbe 2018 tops. But I have a clean release (See? All that FITA stuff paid off in the end!) and don't believe in 300 grain broadheads. Try some more limber shafts- 2219...
02-20-2005, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Brand new to this style of bows -need help

First- have fun! And that's an order.

Recurves are easier to learn to shoot, especially if you're already used to compounds. Lonbows are fun, but can take a bit of getting used to. Well worth...
02-15-2005, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Happy Birthday LBR!!!!

Yup- BIG happy B-day from me too!
02-06-2005, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Check your nocks

I was making up some arrers a while ago, and found a cracked nock fresh from the packet. Still, that's the first one in twelve years.
01-17-2005, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: arrows for recurve

I was looking for a river to fish- trout season opens on the 3rd of April here in England. Just around the corner, practically.
01-16-2005, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: arrows for recurve

You're going to need 2016's ,Manboy. Try both 125 and 145 grain points to see which gives the best flight.
01-11-2005, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: What size shafts for 40# recurve?

Offhand- 1816's. You don't give her draw length, but I'd guesstimate around 24" You can fine tune arrowflight by changing point weight. You might have to use 5/16" points- they look a bit funny on a...
01-11-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Need advice on recurve

Talk to Chad (LBR) about a string.I would try 1916's and 2016's- see which shafts fly best for you. Easton Jazz shafts are cheap and spine the same as XX75's- try some of those before you splash out...
12-29-2004, 12:48 AM
12-25-2004, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Merry Christmas

And from me too!
12-19-2004, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 975
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Easton Jazz ??

Nothing wrong with them, except that violent purple colour! They are a little softer than XX75's, but that shouldn't be a problem for you unless you launch them from a fast compound. But for us Trad...
12-18-2004, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: prob a dumb question, but...

Chad,

Doesn't Marc (of Chek-Mate) have some concerns about the longevity of bamboo?

Jakes
12-18-2004, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Arrow flight = crappy !!!!

1916's for sure then! :D With a 125 grainer you'd be borderline- but if you shoot 145-150 gn heads I'd go over to 2016.
12-17-2004, 05:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,901
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Bowyer as an occupation ???

I'm going to build a couple of Bingham's kits next year- just have to organise a bandsaw first. But I have no intention of doing it for money. Here in England people either shoot English longbows...
12-17-2004, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,901
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Bowyer as an occupation ???

The market is saturated- Jeff Massie's retirement from bowyery underlines that. If you can do it as a hobby, and break even- by all means go for it (and send me a price list!). If you want to make a...
12-12-2004, 07:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,339
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Deepest apolagy's

In response to what Kip said about having his thread pulled- a similar thig happened to me. A friend in South Africa wants to market his game farm in the US, and would like to know what US hunters...
12-12-2004, 07:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,339
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Deepest apolagy's

For what it's worth Rich, I saw your original post WITH compound- thought to myself-"That post aint gonna last." And it didn't.

I feel Tradgang's admin overreacted- had they done their homework...
12-11-2004, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Are these aluminum's very durable?

Well, they are XX75's- they should be pretty tough. With alu. shafts the wall thickness plays a big role in determining durablility. 2013's and 1916's spine about the same, but 6 1916's will last me...
12-08-2004, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Ordering Recurve from Chek-mate

I got a Raven that Chad had in stock- just ordered a Thunderbird. Tell you what- It'll be worth the wait!
12-08-2004, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,198
Posted By Jakes Cronje

RE: Hungarian Bows

I shot one a while ago, and I was pleasantly surprised. It grouped pretty well for me, considering that it was a) the first time I shot this type of bow, and b) it was the first time I shot off my...
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