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2010 - 3 - Foshia, Lonny, The Bow Saga, One on One Bow Classes-Shoots
Foshia, Lonny says: '2010 - 3 - Foshia, Lonny The Bow Saga, One on One Bow Class
I have consolidated this testimonial. It had a lot of technical information. I reduced its volume with out changing the spirit of it.
I went to Daves this month to do a friendly Bow Shoot Class. A variety of bows and arrows were represented there. Although my arrows won the penetration test, the trajectories were crazy. I was shooting a 1980, Xi Legend Magnum 70 lb. bow, 1.5 inch 145 grain broad heads, and 505 grain Easton xx75 2218 arrows with 5 inch fletching. Yes you did the math right-650 grains on a 70 lb. bow. 9.29 per lb. nearly 2 times what is suggested. Big, slow and heavy, right. Absolutely. Though this combo has killed many a deer from my father and myself over the years, I had no clue that it was 100 percent wrong by industry standards. I was brought up under several theories, big hook plus big bait equals big fish and the other is big heavy thunder pole plus mondo mega broad head equal bid thud. While in theory both are correct there are other considerations you need to add in. Big hook and big bait with big fish need big rod and heavy line. Additionally thunder pole and mega heads need speed and lots of it ....and I did not have it. I showed the peanut gallery all which had bows less than two years of age and carbon arrows, that my set up will carry energy by doing a fifty yard test. They shoot and penetrate half inch plywood three quarter way up their arrows. I shoot, aiming over 18 inches high over the bulls eye, shoot and bam right through the plywood and burry the shaft in the hill side behind. My second shot goes low and splits the two by four that makes up the target border right in half. I go over and raise my arrow in glory and hush the haters. It is all about KE baby. A long discussion ensues and Dave brings me out a bow to try, a Hoyt Pro Tech, set at 55 lb with carbon arrows and no peep sights that he has for sale and says try this. It will do all that your bow will do and more. With lighter carbon arrows, less poundage, less trajectory, almost the same penetration, and more control. Yeah...right.... With no sights, he starts me at 5 yards, and guides me almost to the bull, then backs me up to ten, another almost bull, then back to 15 another almost bull. Then we move back to 20 yards and without his help I am now shooting bulls eyes with no sights. Impossible? Nuts? But I am doing it....Mmmmm. Nice bow I think to myself. He says this bow fits me? What does that mean? It works.....I am buying this bow. Dave again, goes to the house and gets sights and all kinds of goodies and completes a full setup for me. Again I take aim with a really good feeling. Now, I am drilling the bull, all in about fifteen minutes with a brand new bow and new gear. Wow. How does Dave know how to set a guy up so quickly? Soon a contest ensues and I am sticking with the guys that came here to haggle me. Glorious. Revenge is sweet. I nearly took out Dave with his own bow 15 minutes after putting my hands on it. Ha, he would never have lived that down at work. So the day ends after much shooting and lots of talking. I go home and go to the bow shop the next day to get the bow tuned and look at a set of carbons. Grugh carbons....I even hate the name ....inferior garbage, but I saw the proof. Ha, come October I will be loving this whole set up, I bet. I max the bow to 60 lb., a good thing with my back pains, and get everything running smooth with the timing. Many more day s of talking with Dave and long discussions ensues. I am one of them guys that you got to prove to me on paper and after I study it for week, I may change my mind. If you can prove that I am wrong... All I have done to this point is listen to Dave and based on the fact of what he did for me last bow season and how much I think he knows. I hate when he is right. This is most all of the time, at least dealing with deer and archery. I go on line and find charts, speed charts aluminum vs. carbon chart drop rate charts, to compare. I am crunching numbers like Chinese arithmetic and fitting the pieces together like a Japanese jig saw puzzle, little by little, ever so slowly I am getting the bigger picture of a lot of things I never knew about. Everything I am doing is all loosely based on what I am finding on line. I still need three key factors for both my old bow and my new bow, Speed, arrow weight and FOC percent. Without these I can not finish you charts to my set ups. I can crunch numbers all I want by he said or she said or industry standards but what matters is what my set up will do.
Dave showed me how less poundage could produce almost the same results with an upgraded bow and equipment. Also I could get the almost the same penetration with a lighter arrow, and the big one....less basket ball trajectory and flatter shooting, for more options out of a tree stand.
Lonny Foshia attended a number of Shooting Classes and One on One Coaching Sessions. He really likes his new set up. It performs very well in his hands.
This testimonial is very important.
One must have all their equipment in good working order, it must fit them, it must be second nature to use it, they must have confidence in it and their ability to use it, and they must know how to trouble shoot it and their form, before going to the next level. Remember, practice does not make perfect. Practice is just practice and a lot of bad habits can develop. Perfect practice makes perfect.
God B less
David A Poerio Jr.
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