So…. I took up bow-shooting again.
Seems to go well, besides the few bad habits I need to get rid off. Pretty much haven’t shot a bow for 20+ years, so can’t complain.
I’ve had my old compound-bow lying around since what I guess must have been around 1990. Still in decent condition, but with no working arrows. I thought about starting again for a long time, but time was never right. March this year, I decided that doing nothing but work and watching kids was killing me slowly off. It was time.
So I got the bow checked up and got new arrows. The bow (a PSE FireFlite Express) was top of the line back it its day, and for some reason I thought it was still decent. Apparently 20 years go by faster than I want to admit, or else I am just stupid or in denial. The jury is still out on this one.
If going to a modern bow shop didn’t convince me, arriving at the bow-shooting club was enough to make me and my bow feel ancient. So it was time for an upgrade too. There’s loads of cool compound-bows around at reasonable prices now. When I started, I ordered my old bow directly from USA, because I could save 4000kr (about 800$). With the new bow I didn’t go completely over-the-top, but didn’t cheap out either. I settled on a bow, with a 1½ year old design (new bow though), thus saving around 350-400$ compared to the 2012 model. The difference between the 2011 and 2012 model is almost non-existent. So well worth it.
My new bow is a Hoyt CRX 32. Way more precise and forgiving than my old bow. Might post some pics later.