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Offline Jonathan_S

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Re: The little things
« Reply #45 on: March 19, 2015, 01:45:31 PM »
I know how to get a small fortune in the archery business.

1)  Get a large fortune doing something else
2)  Go into an archery business
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Re: The little things
« Reply #46 on: March 19, 2015, 02:36:52 PM »
Still nice to go to work each day in sleepers and house pants! :chuckle:  Sleep is over rated anyway.
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Re: The little things
« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2015, 02:46:27 PM »
bump.  information overload

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Re: The little things
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2015, 09:51:06 AM »
Been there, done that.  Don't do it!! :chuckle:


You'd make more money and have a brighter outlook on the human race if you tune bows for $0.25 an hour!
after i win a million on lottery than I'll spend it all on my archery shop.

Not very fond of money are you  :chuckle:
who needs money when you can play with bows all day.

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Re: The little things
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2015, 10:45:14 AM »
Problem arises when most of the bows in an archery shop are attached to some dumb...  :chuckle:
« Last Edit: March 22, 2015, 11:13:47 AM by RadSav »
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Re: The little things
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2015, 10:58:30 AM »
This is good stuff.
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Re: The little things
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2015, 11:15:28 AM »
Closing in on the last of the audit paperwork, reconciling and year end taxes.  Hope to put #3 on the board tomorrow!
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Re: The little things
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2015, 12:49:42 PM »
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Re: The little things
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2015, 07:58:51 PM »
Closing in on the last of the audit paperwork, reconciling and year end taxes.  Hope to put #3 on the board tomorrow!

Well...maybe tomorrow :bash:
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Re: The little things
« Reply #54 on: March 25, 2015, 10:51:55 PM »
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Re: The little things
« Reply #55 on: March 26, 2015, 08:50:37 AM »
Rad - you see the letter posted by Matt McPherson regarding the alleged sale of Mathews?
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Re: The little things
« Reply #56 on: March 26, 2015, 09:10:53 AM »
Rad - you see the letter posted by Matt McPherson regarding the alleged sale of Mathews?

I had a few texts and emails forwarding a letter from Matt.  Not sure if that is the one you are talking about :dunno:  I know Matt was making phone calls a week or more ago asking certain individuals to stop rumors.  My inside Mathews guy also said nothing is changing.  So the letters I saw yesterday seem valid.

Good for Mathews fans.  Good for the industry too, I think!
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Re: The little things
« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2015, 04:28:31 PM »
FOC – Front of Center (Part 1 of 2)

As used within the sport of archery “FOC” refers to the percentage of your arrows total weight that resides in the front half.  Seems simple enough, doesn’t it?  I call it one of the little things because it takes very little to transform a poor balanced shaft into a well balanced shaft.  All you really need to do to improve your arrows balance is to either add weight to the front or take weight from the back.

I probably get more PM’s throughout the year dealing with FOC, and why it really matters, than just about any other single topic.  Why is balance so important in an arrow?  Why do I suggest 12-15%?  Can this little thing really make a big difference in my success?  Answers that are easy in the class room using visual aids can be difficult to understand in basic print.  But I will try my best to paint a picture here.

The first thing to understand is that an arrow is not all that much different than a battery.  Uncharged it is nothing more than a paperweight or a stake for your tomatoes.  Once fully charged it holds enough energy to maintain flight and penetrate minor obstacles.  It is charged when the bow transfers its stored energy into the nock upon release where in turn the energy ripples forward into the mass weight of the entire shaft.  Staying there until an opposing force of energy (friction) eventually drains the charge and it once again becomes a stake for your tomatoes.

Charging this arrow with more energy holding cells in the front than in the back basically allows more velocity maintaining power to pull the arrow through the friction.  If we were to try and push from the back all the opposing forces impacting the front would make it difficult to maintain a straight line of flight and maintain a straight rigid shaft.
 
A good visual aid here is to lay a length of string on a table.  First pull the string from one end across the table.  Then try to push the string from one end across the table.

In that visual not only does pulling keep the string straight, but the straight path reduces the amount of friction applied to the string beyond just where the energy is applied.  The less friction applied to the shaft the less energy it loses.  This is also true when the arrow impacts its target.  The more energy stored in the front when we strike an obstacle the less energy there is to ripple forward down the shaft focusing more energy to the point where it is needed and wasting less in the path getting there.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2015, 05:53:15 AM by RadSav »
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Re: The little things
« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2015, 06:26:54 PM »
Notes being taken... :tup:
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Re: The little things
« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2015, 07:24:51 PM »
So rav have you found a percentage where you loose advantage of foc..?
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