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I for one am like a kid in a candy store when it comes to getting another bow. Half the fun is setting it up to where it shoots like you want it to. Then it is the little things that make it yours. Of course  high expectations as you finally get it ready to shoot. Does it stack, hand shock or respond like you hoped for it to? Maybe you need to buy a better string or even a quiver. could even be new arrows (oh no!). yeah, I tend to get pretty excited. Anticipation!
"But a man drew his bow without taking special aim and struck the king of Israel through the joints of his armor." 1 Kings 22:34

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Yes. Unfortunately for my wife (so she says), I get giddy about every two years.
Jack Skinner

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I like the anticipation so much I am waiting on number 13.... well can't have an uneven number that just won't do, bad luck and what not. Hmmm maybe a North star to go with my upcoming morning star.
Jack Skinner

Self Bows, OE's; Heritage, Vixen, Misty Dawn, Heritage II x 2 "The Twins", North Star x 2 Crown Jewel and Cousin It, 7 Lakes SF Carolina Night, Miller Sage, Ramer, Schulz Grandpa, Sunset Hill, Shelton

Cheyenne WY

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Yes, I do! Now that I no longer work full time, I can't spend as much for gear as I used to. But, just thinking about it is fun. If I were rich, there would be a lot more money circulating through the trad community.
Sam McMichael

Gray, GA

"The spirit of the bow dwells in the heart of all young men" - Geronimo

Hill Wesley Special (2, both 65#)
Hill Cheetah (2, one 55# and one 40#)
Hill Big 5 (50#)
NM Shelton (2, both 53#)
Deathwish Longbow (59#)
Archery Traditions Bamboo Longhunter (3, one 56#, one 60# and one 78#)


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Absolutely! How could you not? It’s an exciting time.

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For me its the thought of a fresh stave. What secret attitude lays inside you Hmm?
You may think before you act the question is do you listen to your own counsel.

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Absolutely and I seem to get giddy several times a year. 🤣

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  I haven't bought a new bow in over 25 years.

 But when I order the glass for a laminated bow, or start working on a stave or set of billets for a specific bow I have in mind I do get excited.

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A bow I ordered just about 1 year ago was shipped to me today. Heck yeah, I’m giddy!
TAS, TBOT member, Buffalo Archery Club, Cypress, Tx.
Dryad/ACS Orion 53#
Great Northern Fireball JK 54#
Northern Mist American TD 51#
Howard Hill, The Big Five (Tim Meigs) 57#
Sovereign Sonoran 58#
Browning Wasp 52#
Ryan Gill Osage Hunter (self bow) 52#

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Bows are just stuff!  Going out and shooing them is what is real fun.
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After I ordered my HH Wesley Special. I gave them some time then I kept checking to see if it had arrived. When it did arrive, I think my heart was pounding when I was opening the cylindrical box it came in. What a beauty!

Now I'm thinking; what's next? Maybe something from Steve Turay!

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My main motivation for acquiring new bows is self-indulgent apparently insatiable greed.

While I am shooting a bow that I love, I find myself wondering whether my enjoyment might even be greater should my current wonderful (close to perfect) bow be yet a little bit longer, a bit shorter, have a lower draw weight, have a higher draw weight, be somewhat physically lighter to carry, have a heavier riser, have the drawing feel from a different core limb wood, etc.

So I purchase a new bow that incorporates the investigational change.  I always believe that this will probably be my final new bow purchase.  I will either discover that my latest received new bow will have now achieved becoming the ultimate in perfection or I will instead confirm that my preceding bow had already been faultless in the first place.  In either case, I will commit to the superior of the two bows without future perfection conjectures.

I always seem to contemplate some new possible change that I might like to try.  Plus I believe that the bow features, physical dimensions, and other characteristics that best suit me are constantly changing with increasing age and experience.

Southern Illinois
HHA Legend Stick Longbows 45#, 50# & 53#
HHA Tembo Longbows 30#, 40# & 45#
Bear Montana Longbows 30#, 40#, & 50#
Lemonwood Self-Bow Longbow 30#
Ben Pearson Pony Longbow/Semi-Recurve 30# (Purchased New Summer 1966)
Ben Pearson Super Jet Recurve (All Fiberglass) 45# (New Jan. 1970)
Bear Super Kodiak Recurve 55#

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