As he fumbled with the measuring tape, I wondered if it was even worth staying there. I did not feel like I was being taken seriously and it was clear that the employee was hoping he would be helping Hubby and not me. I knew nothing about bow hunting going into this. I was surprised that I had to put on a wrist band that had the trigger connected to it. I was as green as they come.
|Me "shooting" the PSE|
Then, Lee showed up. It was night and day. Lee either runs that archery shop or is their top tech because it was a complete 180. He helped me hold the bow correctly (I snapped my wrist the first time) and worked on my form and trigger placement in relation to my face and nose. It felt a little too big and stiff and it was not an easy draw back to where I needed it to be lined up. I shot the bow six times before I decided that I wanted to try a different one.
|Lee stepping in to help me with the PSE|
From the minute I picked up the bow, it felt better. It was shorter and a little more top heavy than the PSE. The shorter draw length also made a difference, I think.
Hubby took over after I shot a few times and tried a PSE and then a Matthews. We were only 10 feet from the target, but he was nailing those targets shot after shot. His grouping was incredible and he seemed relaxed and comfortable. We knew that we were in trouble then.
We spent well over an hour in the shop talking with Lee and figuring out what we may want and what felt comfortable for us. Lee said that he would set aside the triggers, some arrows and the bows and we could decide what we wanted to do.
If you follow me on social media, you know what we did. Otherwise, stay tuned for another blog post.