i have first hand experience listening to archer complaining their bow, arrows, accessories, string, all kinds of execuses.
Personally, i will get all my primary and secondary equipments and stuff ready at least a week or two before the competition.
This is because i wan to focus shooting, and not blaming my bow and related, and to avoid equipment failure.
Last year, i skip on of the major competition in my town, i did not enrol for the competition is because i do not have sufficient arrow nock supplies. that is why i skip the competition.
I agree with SonnyThomas, you ur equipment is not ready do go and compete.
Unless join the competition for experience gaining and mental fighting. hahahaha
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