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Old 02-08-2015, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default I was recently given a Hoyt Fast Flite Super Slam

I was recently given a Hoyt Fast Flite Super Slam this is my first bow I have ever owned. Im interested in it and would like to lean more about bows. From research I have learned this is a compound bow. What im asking is that if anyone with any type of general knowledge with bows can inform me on bows/compound bows any help is appreciated. Also when I try to draw the bow string its very hard and requires alot of strength how would I release tension on it or is there any place I would take it to have the tension released.

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Old 02-08-2015, 05:03 PM   #2
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You can bring it to any Pro shop and they can reduce the poundage for you. But if you want to try and do it yourself, there should be an bolt on each limb. You have to turn them counter clockwise and turn them the same amount. That part is important. But if I were you, I would take the bow to someone who knows what they are doing. You can watch and learn. Also, you have to make sure the draw length is proper for you. A draw length that is to long will make the bow string hit your arm and you'll end up with some serious welts. Not to mention that it stings like h&ll. As far as how hard the bow pulls back, are you trying to pull it with a trigger release? That, to me, makes it a little easier. There are sooo many things to learn about a compound bow that you'll never learn it all in a short time. I've been bow hunting for 20 years and I don't know all there is to know. I've learned alot from the older generation of bow hunters and they are always willing to help out when I still need the occasional help. Hope I helped some and hope you get some veteran bow hunter to help you. Good luck.
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Old 02-09-2015, 04:53 AM   #3
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To add to the above, do not draw the bow and release the tension unless there s an arrow in the bow or you can do some serious damage and perhaps get hurt if something lets go and make sure the arrow is the proper spine for the bow. Your best bet as above is to go to a bow shop and take the bow with you and ask all the questions you have of them, make a list, write down your questions so you won't forget to ak when you are in the shop.
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Old 02-12-2015, 02:40 PM   #4
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Honestly what I would do is go to a pro shop and ask away. Get them to demonstrate everything for you. Reason why I say that is because I don't want you to mis interpret what we say and end up doing the wrong thing. Better to do it right the first time.

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