Post by captainhook on Jul 18, 2005 21:14:26 GMT -5
Do any of you guys shoot or know anyone who shoots the new hoyt recurve? That thing is wild looking, I like it. I saw it on a tv show the other night and have been thinking about getting a recurve and it got my attention.
Post by lonegunman on Jul 19, 2005 18:32:14 GMT -5
I take it you're talking about the GameMaster.
I handled one the other day at my pro shop and found it rather "interesting"
It seems that some folks at Hoyt have the idea of bringing new folks into the traditional side of archery by making this recurve with quasi-compound features.
Despite it being a recurve, this bow will be able to be outfitted with all kinds of things to give the new shooter the impression he can jazz it up like a compound.
That's all well and good, but it's still a recurve which means you have to shoot it instinctive.
Unless you can bench press a Dodge Ram pickup, in which which case you can pull and hold the string all day long and aim as you would a compound.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not slamming the bow.
I liked how it felt and the radiused shelf is a neat idea that's been tried before and maybe this time it will stick around awhile.
I'm 10,000% behind anything to get people interested in archery; be it traditional, compound or cross bow.
My only concern is how so many people have forgotten the difference in drawing a compound to a recurve that they may go off half cocked. (pun intended)
It takes time to go back to recurves from compounds, and IMHO the skill required is higher.
The two best analogies I can give is people who play tennis and then go to racket ball. It really messes up their tennis games and they find they can't play both well.
The other analogy is one I have more personal knowledge of, and that's weight lifting.
People who have lifted machine weights such as Universal and Nautilus go in and try and do the same amount with free weights and wind up in the hospital.
They're both weights and they both require effort but the bio-mechanics of the two are as different as night and day. You might feel good after lifting machine weights, but you'll only get really strong with free weights.
My bow rack has an empty space that might need a GameMaster to fill it.
Get yourself setup by someone who knows TRADITIONAL archery.
I'm far from an expert but find I know more than a lot of the pro shop owners, because they only sell traditional stuff as a sideline and know their big money comes from the compound guys.
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