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I am about to pick up archery again. I had been training for a couple of years but had to take a break for some years.Back then I used to rent a bow, but in the end I had so little time that I almost didn't get to train but kept paying for the rent. So now I am thinking about buying a bow (except for the limbs I guess).

The problem with that is that with the sources I found so far it's impossible for me to understand what separates a 100$ riser from a 1000$ one.

I understand that there are differences in the production method, but there are forged, cast and CNC machined risers both in the >700$ and the <300$ range.

The materials also don't seem to differ, as basically all risers are advertised as being made from aluminum.

When you look at threads where beginners ask for shopping advice you often read things like "you won't be happy with such a cheap bow for long", which is about as vague as possible. What is it that is different? Why wouldn't you be happy with it?

I'd be thankful for anyone who can shed a little light on the topic.

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im looking to get into olympic recurve. i have a compound bow but used for hunting. i was wondering what would he a decent bow and arrow combo. im on a limited budget so i cant spend hundreds. thanks guys.

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Hi guys, I am looking for an ILF riser in the mid range. I want something that will last couple of years. I want to start to do some competition with it. I am left hand. Could you comment on which would you recommend and why (you can suggest a riser not on the list):

Hoyt Alero Mybo Elite WNS Vantage WNS forged+ (Motive) Kaya K3

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Good evening! With the permission of /u/Archer557, I'm posting this here in hopes of getting some of you fine archers to come join in to have some fun with us!

We're currently finishing up our first league session, and will be starting another session in the beginning of May. The setup is still open to discussion, but the preliminary idea is to have everyone separated into bracketed divisions that are made to have close competition. After each three-week session, ranks are recalculated for everyone and another session starts anew soon thereafter, either the following month or with a month's break (yet to be discussed and determined).

The discussion/setup thread can be found right here, where I'm holding a discussion of the system I proposed here.

You are free to shoot whatever round you like; the only rules are that you have to shoot the same round as your preliminary rounds over the course of a session, and that you have to submit three preliminary rounds before starting or switching round types (which can only be done when league not actively in session).

It is basically an honor league, so the only requirement for submitting a league score is to take a picture/screenshot of the scorecard and send it in - something that people usually use Imgur for, and it seems to work out pretty well.

We would love to have you guys join in. The point is to have fun and keep everyone pushing to improve. Please come shoot with us!

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Hi r/olympicarchery,

We are scientists from the Ruhr-University in Bochum in Germany and as we were overwhelmed by your support of our study we posted here a few months ago, we would like to ask you for support again. We are currently doing another study on how athletes from different sports differ in their personality and well-being.

It is quite similar to the previous one, but this time we don't ask how you would describe *other* athletes, but how would you describe *yourself*. At the end of the survey, you immediately get feedback about your personality profile.

Link to survey:

https://bochumpsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a5lgdeazt4SOR3n

Feel free to share the link with other people of your/other sports!

If you have questions, leave them in the comments and we will try to answer them.

Thank you so much in advance!

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got a hoyt/Easton gold medalist. 68". now I just need to get it outfitted with a string. should I go with a 64" string? ps. is there anything else I need to know before shooting one of these?

thanks in advance

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