====================I hope this is the right forum to post this. Just wanted to say, hi. I’m just getting started with archery. I bought a Tigershark Pro. Haven’t had a chance to shoot it yet, but I’m itching to. I’m looking forward to soaking up the good information here.
Hello Stevehhaha, who is this Steve that you speak of?
this one has been nutsoid for decades.
I have everything but the quiver and square.You are in the right place. There is no subforum for introductions here. Welcome to the forum.
Do you have the other stuff you need to begin shooting?
The basics just to start shooting include:
Tab, arm guard, suitable arrows, stringer, some sort of quiver (could even be a ground quiver). You can use a ruler instead of a bow square.
Whether you need a target depends on where you plan to shoot.
You can get much of this stuff for a pretty economical price.
Post with any questions you have about getting started.
Have you checked on a local teaching program? Depending on where you live, there might be parks or archery stores that have group lessons. It is a good way to start.
You may want to post the weight of your bow, the type of arrows you are using (there is a spine number on them that is important) and what you think your draw length is.
If you don't know your draw length then your height is a reasonable substitute.
Also, if you identify the area you live in there may be folks that can direct you to local resources for help.
Thanks for the tips. Looks like my brace height is a 1/4 inch from being out of spec on the long end. It’s at 8.25” and the manual says it shouldn’t be over 8.5”.You might have noticed the discussion going on recently about cross eye dominance. I too, am cross eye dominate and shoot with my eye dominance.
For now, you can use a ruler instead of a bow square. The purpose is to ensure that you maintain the correct brace height of your bow.
In case you were not told, that is the distance from the grip to the string. The string will often stretch, untwist, or both, which will make it longer and decrease the brace height.
You fix it by adding twists to make the string shorter and raise the brace height.
No maintaining the proper brace height is something I have commonly seen in new shooters. You can tell when you see a bow that is very flat.
I ended up making a card with the standard brace heights for different length bows so I could help folks out.
There are inexpensive quivers you can attach to a belt. You can also get ground quivers if you do most of your shooting outdoors. Neither is very costly.
You can always spend more. They can get fairly pricey, but it is a good idea to start cheap and simple until you learn what type of quiver you like.
I am tall and have very long arrows. I found that my arrows would fall out of my hip quiver when I bent over to pick them up. I ended up getting a quiver with magnets on the bottom to hold my arrows.
There is often some special requirement that makes the decision easier.
Don't stress about hitting some particular number for brace height. Lots of very good shooters run beyond the long end of the recommendations.Thanks for the tips. Looks like my brace height is a 1/4 inch from being out of spec on the long end. It’s at 8.25” and the manual says it shouldn’t be over 8.5”.