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Forum: Technical
05-30-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,576
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Have a bow safety question for everyone

I had one of my hunting safety instructors almost loose an eye due to a recurve exploding and it didn't have ANY cracks in it. It wasn't a pretty site - the bow or the shooter. IMPO, shooting the bow...
Forum: Technical
04-25-2008, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,853
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: cable guard...

The roller guards are a standard design for various BowTech bows. The holes are in front of the rollers for mainly the 82nd Airborn because of it's speed. The device in questionis to keep the cables...
Forum: Technical
04-25-2008, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,053
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: bowtech General and bow press

Find a bow shop that has an Apple Dual Super Pro Extreme Press with the parallel limbs adapters and the job becomes very easy.

I know these tools will work because I was involved in the design...
Forum: Technical
04-21-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,941
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Apple Bow Vise...Issues.

I redesigned that vice design for Apple about 6 months ago. The new design from Apple is far superior to the old design. I also co-designed the new Apple Pro Vice. This vice allows an infinite range...
Forum: Bowhunting
03-23-2008, 04:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,668
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: If your BH's and FP's hit the same it means your bow is out of tune!?

To quote TFOX:


This is what I was hoping to read when reviewing this thread. The test, as far as I perceive it, is flawed in at least three ways and probably more.

Just this week I...
Forum: Technical
12-29-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: here is your guide to proper form

With all due respect, the link is for 'tournament' form and is quite different than good 'hunting' form. I did a seminar on this subject several years ago.

Think about the differences and why...
Forum: Technical
10-18-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,900
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Why good form

Looks better 1/4" shorter. Want to go for 1/2" shorter? ;) I saw definite problems in the video. PM me if you want to discuss anything. I have a lot of respect for your knowledge of archery and would...
Forum: Technical
10-17-2007, 08:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,900
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Why good form

Have you ever considered shortening your draw length and using a detachable quiver?;)
Forum: Bowhunting
08-31-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,707
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Rating Your Shooting Ability

Tune thousands of bows a year. Tune both right and left-handed bows up to 100# drawweight. Tune any draw length. Sight in bows for others and can usually take someone's bow and show them how to...
Forum: Technical
08-20-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Bow Vice

Both the links you posted are old designs. The "American" design is a copy of the Apple product and Apple's name should not have been used.

I redesigned the Apple viseabout six months agoto make...
Forum: Bowhunting
08-05-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,397
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Loosing the wrist strap...

With a hunting release attached to your wrist, it would be rare to ever wind up in a hunting situation with the biggest buck of your life in front of you and not have your release handy.With a...
Forum: Technical
07-27-2007, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,668
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Switchback Xt

Other things that will alter what manufacturers refer to as true centershot, besides spine, are;
machining tolerances,
riser twist,
limb pocket to riser fit,
limb twist,
limb to riser fit,...
Forum: Technical
07-26-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Critique my form

You really don't need a sling. You can accomplish just as much with a neutral 'grip' and it will be better for you when hunting.;)
Forum: Technical
07-26-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,309
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: How many don't use a kisser anymore?

I usually start out with a new bow without a kisser/nose button until I've established a good 'feel' with the bow. At that time I'm shooting very well and have established that comfort zone.

...
Forum: Technical
07-25-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Critique my form

When I had tendonitis about 6 months ago, I had that armband below my elbow. I had the 'pad' pulled tightly on the point of pain and it helped a lot. Took me weeks before it felt better and a few...
Forum: Technical
07-25-2007, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,309
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: How many don't use a kisser anymore?

Actually, there is a 'tuning trick'. You have to have very neutral form, gripand the correct draw length to be able to shoot the same bow either way.;)
Forum: Technical
07-25-2007, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,309
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: How many don't use a kisser anymore?

I could give you the smart answer - Because I can!; but that would only be partially true.

There are two reasons why I shoot both ways. I used to shoot only right-handed but because...
Forum: Technical
07-25-2007, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Critique my form

Much of what was said above and more. First thing is to shorten the draw length and proceed from there - one step at a time.

I have a lot of customers come up from LaPlata. Stop by when you get...
Forum: Technical
07-25-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,309
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: How many don't use a kisser anymore?

Whether or not a kisser orpeep fits you properly is in part dependent on whether or not the bow fits you properly.

Justlast weekmy senior tech saw me finally setting up a new bow for myself for...
Forum: Technical
07-25-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: drop zone owners- Noise?

We have a much easier and maybea better way to fix that problem with the Drop Zone rest. Use a medium to heavy nap moleskin and 'cup' it into the slot where the hook arm fits.
Forum: Bowhunting
07-22-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,393
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Wrist sling

Arthur P and I many times think and act along the same lines. His recommendation as follows is very similar to what I teach.

I do, however, not touch the bow with any of my fingers, whichhelps...
Forum: Technical
07-22-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Spot Hogg - Hogg Wrap

I'm going to tell you something that I tell most of my customers. If you leave the extra pins on the sight you can utilize them for longer distance shooting. This will make the shorter shorts seem...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-22-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,393
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Wrist sling

I taught my Master Instructor, Alexander Kirillov, that this was not true for hunting.

I try to teach all my students not to use a wrist sling for hunting because it can be dangerous. Those who...
Forum: Technical
07-22-2007, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Power needed to open an Expandable?

Part of the penetration forumula is how sharp are the blades, and the Rage blades don't begin to compare to the NAP products.
Forum: Technical
07-22-2007, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Spot Hogg - Hogg Wrap

I tried to answer this for you when you first posted it, but the system wouldn't allow me to Log in. Anyway, I finally was able to do it and here goes.

The removal is much easier than the...
Forum: Technical
07-08-2007, 09:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,565
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: French Tuning

Is it possible that youhave missed or overlooked the basis of my posts?
Forum: Technical
07-08-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,565
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: French Tuning

Or so I thought the problem solved. When I first shot the bow after replacing the limbs, it 'appeared' to be a lot better; but, as I shot the bowmore, the paper tune 'walked' back to its original...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-07-2007, 09:25 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,409
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: how old is everyone on here

Canuck_2/Jack:

You are qualified/quantified to become a member of the C.O.F. Club. You are welcome to join the 'rank ranks' of the upper 2% and we will support you in your crankiness.

...
Forum: Technical
07-04-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,565
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: French Tuning

Rick:

You know it and I know it;), but how many on here think that one tuning method will solve their problems? How many truly know that they have a tuned system verses how many think they have...
Forum: Technical
07-04-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,565
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: French Tuning

Ifyou 'walk back' or 'french' tune with field tips, will yourbroadheads hit the same???
Forum: Technical
07-04-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Bow warm up to shoot well

Mark:

Welcome to the worldthat PRO Shops face every day-trying to find out what is wrong with another person's old bow without spending too much time and money doing it.

And to somewhat...
Forum: Technical
07-04-2007, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Bow warm up to shoot well

Not likely. It's a bow, not an internal combustion engine. Much more likely to be operator error.
Forum: Technical
07-04-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Is there such a thing as......

John:

If you have the right lasers there are a lot of things you can do with that tool.:D

I've found some interesting things concerning the floating yoke system and split harnesses in...
Forum: Technical
07-04-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Is there such a thing as......

John: Play nice or you'll get a reputation like me.;)

Let meadd some more information that might 'stir the pot'.
1. Serving added to keep the string from hitting your clothing or armmay...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-04-2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,409
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: how old is everyone on here

Don:

If you check the dictionary, you'll find that "crotchety" covers a much broader spectrum and includes "cranky".
Main Entry: crotch·ety


Function: adjective
Pronunciation:...
Forum: Bowhunting
07-02-2007, 07:14 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,409
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: how old is everyone on here

In my 65th year and a proud member of the COF Club.:D
Forum: Bowhunting
06-27-2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Shooting left and right handed

If you approach it correctly, it can be VERY rewarding. If you don't have an open mind, determination,and/or approach it incorrectly, it can be VERY confusing.

I try to convince all Dealers at...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-23-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,855
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Guess what I did today?????

I'm not a taxidermist, so don't take this wrong.

Don't animals, when they become agressive by showing their teeth, curl their lips to show their canines and incisors? In other words, shouldn't...
Forum: Technical
06-23-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Bow Tuning Books?

What a great title for your autobiography Art.:D:D:D;););)
Forum: Bowhunting
06-23-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,053
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Center the Pin Guard in the Peep?

You really should take something for that before it becomes the death of you. And, if you think it is a "fad", I've got a 'bridge for sale'. COF!!! :D

I've got round pin guard sights starting at...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-22-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,053
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Center the Pin Guard in the Peep?

Arthur P:

I think we've established that your way was/is an acceptable way. As was previously stated, you really haven't tried the 'new' way. Why would all the sight manufacturers now be using...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-22-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,053
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Center the Pin Guard in the Peep?

Arthur P:

With all due respect to your trophies and capabilities with 'antique' ;)equipment, I'm talking about 98% of the archery market - hunting! Back in the day, and take this from aCOF, I...
Forum: Bowhunting
06-21-2007, 10:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,053
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Center the Pin Guard in the Peep?

Arthur P:

Shame on you for trying to seduce some youngsters with your antiquated tactics. Right as they may appear, they are somewhat obsolete in today's technology and falls in the realm of...
Forum: Technical
06-21-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,099
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Arrow Falls Off when I draw Back

Funny, but I've seen the problem of reversing the cable and string in the roller slide only once, and it was done by one of our local Mathews' Dealers. You'd think they would know better.:D

I...
Forum: Technical
06-20-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Help with long range fishtailing

Dave:

My arrow tech, who is one of the best I've ever seen, called it to my attention when they were brought in for refletching. We asked the customer who had done it and he said it was done at...
Forum: Technical
06-20-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Help with long range fishtailing

Keep what Arthur P said in mind:
Many things contribute to poor arrow flight and most have been covered here already. Definitely spin test the arrows and also check the uniformity of the fletches....
Forum: Technical
06-16-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,099
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Arrow Falls Off when I draw Back

While the eliminator buttons will work, the loop will work better for several reasons. First, in a let-down and redraw situation, you might have to renock with the eliminator button. This is not the...
Forum: Technical
06-16-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,099
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: Arrow Falls Off when I draw Back

You need a string loop. The angle on the string is too extremefor nocks and the release under the arrow.Ashort ata bow withstringnocks anda release under the arrow is a recipe for disaster.

Get...
Forum: Technical
06-15-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: quick question

It really depends on how well your bow is tuned/balanced as to whether or not you'll notice any problems. In most cases you won't notice too much of a difference.
Forum: Bowhunting
06-03-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,928
Posted By Len in Maryland

RE: 60# or 70# ?

I got my largest buck with a 63# bow at extended range.

So, why at age 65 do I choose to shoot 75#? Because I have to stay in shape for customers who bring 70-100# bows into the shop to be...
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