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To get the basics, let's start off with the fun stuff - diagrams.
By the end of this chapter you'll be jawing modern archery jargon like an old pro.
The modern compound bow buyer tends to be a "spec-buyer", meaning that the bow’s advertised specifications and features are what persuade the buyer most. Compound bow sales used to be driven by the “test drive” model, where buyers would test-shoot all the potential candidates and then choose one based on the try-out.
When buyers have a chance to test shoot bows themselves, they tend to make their selections based on perception (e.g., a smooth pull, a comfortable grip, a steady feel, an attractive look, etc.) rather than specifications; we’re not suggesting that’s necessarily a bad thing.
If bow specifications seem like techno-gibberish to you, this section will help. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the nomenclature from the diagrams below.
Unfortunately, many new buyers have no idea what those specifications really mean.Whether you’re an archer, bowhunter, or bowfisher, Tribe Archery’s HALO has got you covered.What I discovered was a book that is an absolute must for every bowhunter's bookcase and one that I absolutely could not put down!Some archery stores still utilize this time-honored method of bow salesmanship.Nevertheless, the retail market has changed, and the test-drive method of bow shopping has become less common.