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    What to start a youth off on

    So one of the boys has expressed an interest in archery which is cool me never having done it but possibly get into it myself don't know much about it so I was thinking about starting him off on a budget recurve to see how he goes we aren't millionaires so will be starting off on a budget shows this sound
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    I got a recurve off Markus at Archery park in Nelson. $300 for bow, 6 arrows and a stringer. Best bit about it is that he does a limb exchange where you can start of at say 25lbs and when you want to go to a higher wight he will swap the limbs for $30 (assuming your old ones are in good nick). They are a take down so easy to transport too.
    Also @Ryan_Songhurst has recently bought a recurve.
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    Is he lefthanded? if so there is a spare recurve bow round here he can have to learn with. Its 28lb pull from memory so might be too strong if he's only 12 or something.
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    If you're ever heading through the supershitty, the lads/ladesses at advanced archery know their stuff. Cheapest recurve there would be a couple or few hundred I'd guess, but they'll kit it to the lad and give you driving lessons. They may have second hand.

    Unless you're serious about playing, the chinesium shit and humping and fisting will be an exercise in frustration. The alloy arrows there aren't good for much at all.

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    It will be super useful to get instruction, too. Bad habits are hard to break.
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    I would just take him to some archery club and use their gear and see how he develops and progresses.
    At the same time you will get the idea of whats what in the archery field.
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    thanks for the info guys i put an autobid on a xbow that i thought id get outbid on but didnt so looks like we will give that a go at least i can always sell it if it doesnt work out
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    very cool and very clever
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