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Old 02-18-2006, 05:49 AM
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New to sport and was wondering how is your draw length determined and how important is it?
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Old 02-18-2006, 07:02 AM
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Well unless you have a draw length tool and a friend to check it while your at full draw. you wont know . You should go to a pro shop to get it checked properly anyway!! Also, properdraw length is one of the most important things to have. If you want consistancy. You would be surprised how many peoplewho are not set up properly. make's a world of a difference. Good luck !!!!
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Old 02-18-2006, 09:41 AM
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If someone uses a 'tool' that is a bow with a marked arrow/rod which shows you a draw length number when you draw it back, walk away and find someone who knows what they're doing. It's hard enough to use that 'tool' on someone who's been shooting for a while and has established somewhat proper form. It's doubly hard to use it on a newbie who has no idea of how to draw a bow properly.

Just improper head and/or arm movement can cause a 2" difference in the measurement. The wingspan method is a good starting point; but, even it requires adjustment most of the time.

Good luck.
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:37 AM
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It is also best to try your draw on the bow that you are buying. I own two Bowtechs and one is set at 30 inches and one is set at 29. Draw length as advertised by the manufacturer is not all the same believe me. There is a difference, even between models. If you can change your draw length with modules then great, but if you have to change cams, its gonna get expensive.
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Old 02-20-2006, 01:57 PM
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Draw length is measure from the throat of the grip to the string a full draw and then add 1 3/4 inch see the picture. Correct draw length is the most important thing for me.

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Old 02-20-2006, 02:28 PM
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go to a local sport shop if possible and if not, try to place knuckle in the sort of hole in your jaw bone, and try to see if the string is on the tip of your nose. it is extremely important!good luck
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Old 02-20-2006, 09:17 PM
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Old Soul,
You may also want to consider your bow set up will be different if you use a D loop and or release. Something else to think about if you are considering a draw length specific cam.
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