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    I wasn't complaining; I was complimenting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbd870 View Post
    I wasn't complaining; I was complimenting!
    I, for one, realize you weren't complaining. No malice or snubs ever intended here. Life is too short to be mean. We give and get advice and make a few jokes along the way. Alec is in the same boat. We're just average, nice guys.

    By the way, welcome to these forums.

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    Read an article about a dissabled gentleman who had a tab extending from his D loop which he held with his teeth, while drawing the bow with his one remaining arm.

    It just occured to me that if FT utilized this method he could easily bend those 10H limbs with his over developed jaw muscles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytier17 View Post
    Dianahood, your infinity symbol, did it have another symbol in front of it, looks like this: - ?

    Well, look on the bright side. It's easy to use the chainsaw, or at least easier than hauling the branches, which is proly what the other guys were stuck doing.

    By the way, you said you READ the manual? Sure you didn't watch it on TV? I think you learned off the horror flick "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". I sure as heck don't think you can read. The only way you post on here is by an electronic recording microphone.
    Farm Equipment Mechanic & Designer, that's me. Sparks flying out of my head at all times. Never been able to help being smarter than most of those around me. Except Bfisher. Once every ten years I bump into someone I can learn from, then I'm in awe.

    I meant learn good things. Every day people show me how to destroy perfectly good equipment that should have lasted 10 more years. Guess I should thank them, too. I mean, who'da ever thought to cultivate with a mower? When the mower would last 10 years if the blades only ever cut grass, a guy can easily drop it all the way down so it doubles as a tiller & rock hammer, then it self destructs in less than one season. How brilliant!!! Who'da ever thought? Relatives of yours? Good morning gentlemen, and Canadians.
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    Dianahood, I heard good news from an inside source. In the next month or so, Martin will be making available the new 50H limbs. They should peak your bow at around 250lbs. Also, they are really inexpensive. Martin's cost of production is next to nothing. All they do is steal the suspension off an 18wheeler, or logging truck. Camo em, and their ready. I expect you will order a set.

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    I thought you said you learn from those smarter than you. I also thought you said bfisher is smarter, which is definetly true.

    In that case, why are you still on this quest for the highest possible draw weight?

    I gotta 65lb Slayer. I think that is too much. Not that I can't draw it, I just find it unnecessary. The pantera that is on it's way is only 55, and that's fine for me.

    See, I learned from bfisher.

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    I think you have me on the quest more than I have me on it. Only want the most I can comfortably draw.

    With all the learning involved, with all the improvements that come with an initial loss of accuracy, that practice & experimentation with form tighten the groups back up, what makes some folks decide that to advance beyond a given point will have irreversable affects on accuracy?

    We all went from not being able to shoot a bow, to gradualy shooting tighter groups every day, to shooting further away, to adding broadheads, to going up in draw weight, to shooting speedier bows when they come out.

    Each advancement was like learning to shoot all overagain. The end results were more powerful arrows.

    There's folks pulling a lot more poundage than me & enjoying more blast thru from any angle at longer range KE. Guess they just don't come on here for a visit.
    Last edited by Darrenhood; 03-28-2008 at 12:29 PM.

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    Years ago I thought about building a cross bow with truck leaf springs, steel cable for string & axle shafts for bolts? Probably need to mount it on a cart & pull it with my mule.
    Last edited by Darrenhood; 03-28-2008 at 12:10 PM.

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    Too many posts for me to remember and comment on. You guys better calm down or I'm not going to learn you any more.. I know it's all in good fun, but others might not construe it as such. All a smilie or something once in a while.

    Darren, be thankful that there are idiots in this world, else you'd have some other job.

    And for both you guys, I'm not necessarily smarter than either of you. I just rely on my 35+ years of shooting compound bows for a knowledge base. You know, back when the wheels were round and 20% letoff, steel cables, dacron string, and wood/glass laminated limbs. 4 Wheels, cast risers, aluminum arrows only, flipper rest and berger button. Speeds of 200 fps for hunting. You want to hear more?

    Try one someday Darren. 80# limbs and a holding weight of 65# or so. I always look into the future and I see an orthopedic surgeon in yours. Just kidding, of course. I wish no ill will on anybody who shoots a bow.

    Alec, you quit picking on Darren. He's a nice guy. He's just too young to know any better. LOL.

    Barry

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    I know, itsjes so fun to rib him.

    Can I still call him Dianahood?

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