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kierrie
12-19-2007, 10:00 AM
I stay in South Africa and I just started with bow shooting I got myself a elite envy PLEASE HELP WITH TIPS ON WHAT TO AND WHAT NOT

Maybee-R
12-19-2007, 10:06 AM
It will help if your more specific about what kinda help you need?
Welcome to the forum.:)

kierrie
12-19-2007, 10:53 AM
Thanks for the reply I just started shooting is there anything I should know that u can help me with like the basics like how often do you wax your string, is there anything that I must add to my envy except the sight and the basic stuff

Scablands
12-19-2007, 11:05 AM
Wax the string often enough to keep it from getting dry and fuzzy looking. It can depend on the weather and how much you shoot. Arrows and proper spine depend on length of draw and draw weight, point weight, fletching.

Elite@Last
12-19-2007, 05:28 PM
i would use a good string cleaner first... then wax your string.. i like the venom or winner's choice cleaner and wax

Elite@Last
12-19-2007, 05:30 PM
the only true must add on to your bow is a rest... all the other stuff is optional.

a sight, rest, stabilizer, peep(i know dave's gonna disagree with this one), i recommend using a d-loop, a good release. quality arrows.. that's about it.

Clean Shot
12-19-2007, 07:04 PM
Is someone setting this bow up for you or is it set up?

elite01
12-19-2007, 10:19 PM
First and foremost make sure your draw lenght is correct, next for beginners is to have a kisser button , peep sight this will allow you to learn to anchor consistently by doing so helping you to become a better shooter. Check your draw weight then choose an arrow with correct spine stiffness. Please feel free to ask any more ? you may have , i hope this helps you in your archery journey

kierrie
12-21-2007, 08:20 AM
Thanks guys all the info will help me alot the bow is set up now by the local bow shop and now i will follow all your advice thanks and if its ok I will be asking more as I go on

Elite@Last
12-21-2007, 03:52 PM
Thanks guys all the info will help me alot the bow is set up now by the local bow shop and now i will follow all your advice thanks and if its ok I will be asking more as I go on

that's what this place is for... good luck to you and congratulations on a great bow:)

Jerry/NJ
12-21-2007, 04:01 PM
First and foremost make sure your draw lenght is correct, next for beginners is to have a kisser button , peep sight this will allow you to learn to anchor consistently by doing so helping you to become a better shooter. Check your draw weight then choose an arrow with correct spine stiffness. Please feel free to ask any more ? you may have , i hope this helps you in your archery journey

What he said is extremely important BUT.......make sure you know the person/shop who is helping you knows what they are doing and not going thru the motions. Dont be bashful to ask questions.......if the DL he determines you to be does not feel right, discuss it as each person is different when it comes to archery, what might work for one might not work for another.
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