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Old 11-12-2019, 11:47 PM
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I am looking to get in to trad shooting. I shot compound for years. But sold it when stuff got busy with kids. Kids are still small but I have more time to commit to bow now, and the simple things appeal more and more to me.
Hence why I want to try a long bow. Was thinking about 50lb my draw length is 28" dont want to break the bank. Would be happy with a used bow. Any place specifically around edmonton I should go for long bows?
Any and all Info is welcome. Could be interested in taking a intro course or follow an experienced trad guy.
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Old 11-13-2019, 12:21 AM
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I am looking to get in to trad shooting. I shot compound for years. But sold it when stuff got busy with kids. Kids are still small but I have more time to commit to bow now, and the simple things appeal more and more to me.
Hence why I want to try a long bow. Was thinking about 50lb my draw length is 28" dont want to break the bank. Would be happy with a used bow. Any place specifically around edmonton I should go for long bows?
Any and all Info is welcome. Could be interested in taking a intro course or follow an experienced trad guy.
Thanks
Brad
Thereís thenalberta traditional bow hunters association...check the website.

Thereís a big contingent of trad hunters in Edmonton.
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:03 AM
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Poke Petew here if he doesn't jump in. He had a pile of used longbows on the buy and sell. He's the go to guy here for traditional and usually has a stable full of long bows. Might be a starting point.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:10 AM
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Thanks for the info. Any one have experience with the Martin "the stick" I found one for 100.00 price seems good but I read some reviews that weren't great.
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Old 11-13-2019, 08:18 AM
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I spoke to jack Kempf a few years ago. Very nice and interesting man. Cant find any info on him now. Is he still making bows?
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I spoke to jack Kempf a few years ago. Very nice and interesting man. Cant find any info on him now. Is he still making bows?
Yep. One of his bows was just auctioned off at the Sherwood Park Archery Club's silent auction. Jack is a founding member and was just there last week shooting. There is also the Jack Kempf Traditional 3d shoot coming up and he is sure to be in attendance.
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:48 PM
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I spoke to jack Kempf a few years ago. Very nice and interesting man. Cant find any info on him now. Is he still making bows?
I have known Jack for about 25 years and have several bows that he made for me , the last one I had him do for a retirement present to myself this past November
He is still making bows , yes , give him a call (780) 467 3939
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:54 PM
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Thanks Cat
Good to know he's still building. And congrats on the retirement in the fall!
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Good to know he's still building. And congrats on the retirement in the fall!
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Thanks! My favourite expression these days is
" Every day is Saturday"!
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Lucky guy! I still have a year and a half to go. My favourite expression is still "god, will Saturday never come"
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Old 03-21-2020, 11:33 AM
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Here is my 2 cents having been a traditional only shooter for the past 7 years. If you have 600 dollars to invest you should set yourself up as follows:

A samick sage or mandarin duck black rock longbow will set you back ~200 get one with 40lb limbs as you will learn a lot quicker and develop proper form. They are great bows at any price point.

6 600 spined arrows with 125gr tips, this should approximately be appropriate depending on draw length. Fetched with feathers.$ 80-100

Go online and buy the solid archery mechanics course from Tom clum sr. This will give your coaching not only to shoot properly and accurately. But how to shoot in the best interest of your body, as I know quite a few shooters who have to give up the sport, switch hands or only only shoot the lightest poundages. This will run you ~300 depending on the exchange rate but is the most important money you will ever spend on the sport.

Custom bows can be bought second hand from kijiji all the time, but will be of little value if you donít have the skills to match. Pay close attention to bow length vs your draw length. As stacking and finger pinch can ruin a shooter before they start.

Also most archery clubs have a group of trad shooters who get together from time to time. This is a great way to learn and enjoy the sport. Send me a pm anytime as Iím not in your area but can lend advice whenever is needed.
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