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Tradslinger

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


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