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I've been considering picking up a Bow Fit device. My draw is still a bit much to be able to shoot more than about 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Right now I don't have a lot of time to go shooting and we are going into winter. I want to pick something up to be able to keep working on getting bow-fit and so I can stay in shape through the winter. I know it's not as good as getting out and shooting, but I can't do that daily as it is and weekly is going to be hit and miss since it rains A Lot here.

Has anyone tried this? Thoughts? The reviews are overall pretty good. My bow is only 30# so this should give me some space to get used to the 30 and possibly work up to a 40#. I don't plan on going hunting so a 40# isn't vital but there are some sweet bows I've seen & would like to work up to eventually, but their lowest available draw is in the 40 to 50# mark.

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Date: 2009-05-05 10:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rhaegal
I've been considering one of those to help me work up from my pathetic 26#, so if you do try it I'd be really interested to hear how it works out.

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Date: 2009-05-05 04:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] calmingdragon
I am a do-it-yourself nerd as you know. I wonder if getting some stretch tubing (probably pick it up cheap from an OT or PT, or get some theraband and just hooking it around your bow might work. You would not be drawing the actual bow so you would not have to worry about dry fire but you would have the feel of YOUR bow the whole winter. It would have the weight and handle of your bow so you were not getting thrown by another bow. I know that it would alter it a little from an actual draw but it would be cheaper and I think it would be easier to compensate from next spring than trying to use this tool.

Just a thought.
Cheers mate!

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Date: 2009-05-06 01:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] calmingdragon
As far as knowing the poundage there are two possible ways. If you can use someones (i think they are called) draw scale. Or you can talk to the person who you are getting it from. If you get theraband(tm) then they can tell you specifically what it is.

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