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Old 12-11-2011, 12:04 PM
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I just bought a samic sage and the bow has a 28 inch draw length but I have a 29 inch draw is this alright or will it cause me problems
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:50 AM
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It'll be alright. The only thing you have to deal with concerning your 29" draw length is this. For very inch past 28", you'll be adding 2#-3# per inch of additional weight once you reach your anchor point.

As an example. If the bow is marked 45# @ 28", at 29", the bow will be somewhere between 47#-48#.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:41 AM
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The Sage will handle the extra inch just fine--I draw them to 30+. Like NW said, you'll just pick up a little extra poundage.

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Old 12-14-2011, 07:16 PM
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Add a string loop..draw length-string-loop.jpg
That will take up a 1/2" I don't agree with over drawing any bow..
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:21 PM
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will be fine
i took 2" off my draw,
bow is alot more comfortable for me at less than recommended draw length,
its a matter of personal preferance
also if its a high poundage bow, much easier to draw shorter draw
at your max draw, your at the limits of your arm/back muscles
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:39 PM
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Traditional bows, unless custom made for a particular draw length, are normally rated at a 28" draw. That doesn't mean that pulling them a little past that is overdrawing them--28" is just the industry standard for marking the poundage.

String loops don't normally go too well with traditional bows........

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