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    Default This is why you wear an arm guard

    Duuh!

    This is why you wear an arm guard - Beginners Archery Range

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    Try asking her to not lock her elbow or seat the bowgrip so far into her palm. With some practice it should come easy AND painless. Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwiz View Post
    With some practice it should come easy AND painless.
    She has an arm-guard... and a Coach, now.

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    Oww!!! Been there...once in a while when I let my form slip, I get a nice little reminder like those.
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    that will certainly remind you about form. I still get one occasionally. Tell her it will get better
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    Ouch that looks like it hurts a little!
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    I did that once, then bought an arm guard.

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    Tell her that pain is your bodies way of telling you to stop what your doing. How many shots did she take before she decided enough was enough. That looks like it hurts like H***. I myself would have quit at one, mostly because I'm a little girl when it comes to pain.
    That look on my face is not concern, its shock at your utter stupidity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pred8er View Post
    How many shots did she take before she decided enough was enough. That looks like it hurts like H***.
    Umm like 1.5 HOURS!

    She decided at the end of her lesson, on our way out through the sales-floor.

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    My wife did the samething on her first lesson.

    She loves this family sport!

    Congrats on getting your wife to shoot with you!

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    Akin to wearing a harness in a tree stand. But if you fall out of a tree you usually don't get a couple of nasty bruises... You might be dead like a local guy this past weekend. Name was Dennis, no harness, fell out of a stand, is dead now... Took his family 2 days to find him.

    Wear those arm guards but especially wear those harnesses in the stand....

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    It usally don't take to many of those to help you to figure out what went wrong



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    Default New Archer Blues

    I call those "The New Archer Blues". Every new archer gets them. The guy at the Pro Shop made sure I got mine when he was setting up my bow. I guess he figured the bow would teach me how to hold it.
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    Default Beauty mark

    Now thats a beauty! Im new to compound bows and the first time I shot my
    PSE I made a 1" x 6" mark down my arm. I quickly learned to bend my elbow, and it has'nt happened since.

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    Been a long time since I've had one of those. Those were the good ol' days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzRednekRabbit View Post
    Been a long time since I've had one of those. Those were the good ol' days.
    That was then..
    now she's shooting 280's and has no black&Blues
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    Good for her. Smacking your arm a few times is definately motivation to practice.
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    I had that problem until I shortened my draw length a little bit.

    Hurts like the devil! I bet she just kinda wrinkled her nose and said "Nah, it's ok..." didn't she?

    We archer gals don't like to look like a sissy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ky-Archer View Post
    Hurts like the devil! I bet she just kinda wrinkled her nose and said "Nah, it's ok..." didn't she?
    Actually, the Principal (She teaches Special Ed.) called her into the office and asked her if "everything was okay at home?" and if "she wanted to talk", or "see a counselor"... Se said, "No, why would I???" the Principal said that couple of the teachers had mentioned the black & blues and though that they look like someone had been grabbing her by the arm and "man handling" her.

    She said "Ohh no, I'm taking archery lessons!!!"
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    Pain is a great Instructor lol. I have not done this yet thankfully. I have been Shooting my Bow Tech, Diamond, The Rock for 4 months now and I think I got my form down so I dont have to worry about it. But My neighbor did this alot because his bow was set up with the wrong draw length, but since then he bought a new Deadzone and he hasnt done it since. Tell her to hang in there.

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