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adkmountainken
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i have shot trad for many years now on and off. when i switched over from compound i was drawing 28 inches so now knowing that much about trad i allways figured my draw was a solid 28 inches. well today after watching ken Thornhill shoot my Kanati i sold him i was blown away. the arrows were lasers, i mean unreal fast!!! i knew there was know way 1 inch in draw would make a difference like that. i had Ron w measure my draw THREE times. would ya believe 23 1/2 inches!!!!!!!! i never would have know. a simple thing like this makes me feel like an idiot!!!

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Ken

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wooddamon1
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Whew! I just re-measured mine to make sure it's still the same...all good! Seriously though, 4 1/2" is a huge difference!
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adkmountainken
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yeah now consider i juat bought a new bow #56@28 and i'm drawing 23 1/2!!!!! love the bow but will order another as well.

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The less i have the more i gain, off the beaten path i reign ~ James Hetfield
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leatherneck
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Ken, that seems real odd to drop that far in draw. What method did he use to check your draw?

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Rob W.
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I went from 29" plus a string loop(compound) down to 27" and I'm 6'2". Amazes me when I watch my wife draw the same.

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1Longbow
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I did the same thing,
I ordered a Kanati with a 29 inch draw length@ 58#'s. My buddy was watching me shoot and told me that I was way short drawing it. We measured and found out that I'm drawing it to 27 inches?! I was dumb founded,I've always shot at 29 inches,do you shrink as you grow older? I was wondering why I was having arrow flight problems. I love the bow ,and work with it. Very interesting--1Longbow

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RonD
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I did a impromtu study at a 3D shoot one afternoon and found out of sixteen shooters, 14 were an inch to two inches shorter than they actually claimed to draw.
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kat
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I have heard a lot of people say that they have to order new arrows after attending a shooting clinic.
A positive change in form will often yield a longer draw length.
It is easy to fall into a 'slumping' posture. It is a real draw length killer.

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adkarcher
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Same thing here Ken, ended up with a 24" draw with the longbow.

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Rob W.
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I put a clicker on last year and couldn't believe what I was actually drawing. Now I'm a good 27" and my groups are better than ever. Also seems to have taken away that bad first shot on cold muscles. Rob

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joe skipp
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Holy Cra....even Ciccone draws more than that!!!

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Zbearclaw
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I shot a compound @ 27" and draw right at 28" with trad bows.

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wapiti1997
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I shot 30" with compounds and release aid, 28" with my longbow.

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Jeff Mundy
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That seems awful short, you need to take a good hard look at your form. I've been where you are & and after working real hard on my form & trying to fix the bad habits I had since I picked up a recurve as a kid I gained a solid 2".
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