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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Making the switch

So after shooting a right hand bow for the last 30 years, I've decided to switch to a lefty with my next bow purchase. Anyone ever make the switch after shooting one way for years? Was it difficult? Was it worth it? I would appreciate any feedback.

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-06-2014, 05:17 PM
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Re: Making the switch

Are you making the switch because your left eye dominant?

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I guess I should have mentioned that Yes I am
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iF IT'S ANYTHING LIKE THROWING A BALL,YOU'LL PROBABLY LOOK LIKE A GIRL FOR A WHILE LOL.
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Re: Making the switch

I gave it a try once but I'm no good as a lefty. I just live with the pain shooting right handed. I've seen several shooters make the switch successfully though.

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Re: Making the switch

I shot right handed from age 6-14 then switched. It was difficult at first and discouraging, but worth it. That was back when I shot leagues year round. It took 2 months and scores jumped quite a bit. Being left handed, pulling the bow back was easy, but holding it with the right hand was an issue at first. The shot process and follow-thru was so much more natural however.

It's a good spot. Just not today.
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Re: Making the switch

Before you dump a ton of money in a left handed compound bow, pick up a cheap left handed recurve, one of those old fiberglass ones if need be.

I say this because my son is left handed and when it comes to bows, resale is tough because of the fewer number of left handed shooters, getting a new bow can be time consuming unless you go where they sell a ton of bows and keep lefty's in stock. Ordering a LH bow can take weeks.

Then if you feel you are truly going to stay LHed, then make the investment.

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Re: Making the switch

Thanks guys, You are right about buying a lefty. There aren't many out there and I am stuck buying from Cabelas because I have a gift card I want to use.

I do have a longbow that I shoot both ways, but I'm not very good either way. I think I'll be Ok with the lefty,I'm actually looking forward to being able to shoot with both eyes open for a change.

I ordered a Bear Venue and should have it in about 3 or 4 weeks.

BTW, Doug I ordered it in Pink Camo just in case
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Re: Making the switch

Being left handed, right eye dominant & having shot 35+ years left handed I'm in the process of switching to the right. The actual shooting part is easy, its everything else that takes some getting use to.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 05-09-2014, 12:27 PM
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I switched in my teens and its second nature now. Shoot bow and gun left. I sent you a PM on the best place I found to by lefty ARCHERY stuff. Can't TALK about it here.
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