Frequency of a new bow

Discussion in 'Whitetails General' started by cfdjay, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    Does it ever amaze anyone how often people will get a new bow? I don't know how they afford it. The new bowtech I ordered is the first new bow I've gotten since I started bowhunting....10 years ago.
  2. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    They afford it by finding someone to sell them the new bow for really cheap, and then find someone to buy it from them the next year for almost what they paid for to begin with.

    I'll use the guys that work at Ford as an equal example (but obviously on a larger scale).


  3. cfdjay

    cfdjay New Member

    Sep 5, 2004
    Hmmm..I guess it's that "latest and greatest" syndrome.
  4. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Yeah, I think some see it as a status thing, but others may see it as a way to have equipment that never wears out.

  5. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    I'm now on my third compound bow. Every 10 or so years I get a new one whether or not I need one. I bought a Reflex last summer. So far so good. I don't like all the fancy stuff. Just a good basic bow that can withstand me dropping it now and then. I have a bad habit of doing that. That is why my camcorder doesn't work...dropped it 20 feet from my tree stand. It didn't fair to well. Not to change the subject but.......Parker????.....Don't tell me that is susposed to be you in your avatar. You ain't got the moves man!
  6. Vector

    Vector VECtor Custom Calls

    Feb 11, 2003
    N/C MO
    Mailman, I guess the debate is still on whether it is a dude with a hat on backwards or a chick with a pony, no, its not supposed to be me exactly either way though.....I've got some better moves up my sleeve than that! :D There's a member on here that can attest to that, and I've learned quite a few new moves since they've seen me last.

    The way I put it on the dance floor is 'I'm 320 pounds of feathers!'

  7. Big John

    Big John Active Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    I was thinking E-sharp when I saw the title of the thread.:bangin:
  8. JMAC

    JMAC Senior Member

    Aug 31, 2005
    Cole County
    E# = F Sorry, that's the music major in me coming out to play.:smiley:
  9. Big John

    Big John Active Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    I know that, like E, A, B Flat progression lol. Not a music major just a guitar player.
  10. venatic

    venatic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    I'm only on my second bow. I just bought a new one last season. The one I had before was okay, but wasn't fun to shoot for very long.
  11. chuck88

    chuck88 Active Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    Fulton MO
    i bought a 2005 model last year and this will be my first year to hunt with it, but before that my bow was a 96 model. I will say that I thought my bow was good until I bought a new one and now I relize my old bow wasnt nearly up to performance as my new one.
  12. grunter73

    grunter73 Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2005
    Lincoln County
    Well, now it's my turn to buy a new bow, or fairly new. I had my PSE 5000cm for I guess 13 years. It had been dropped out of a tree, twice, stepped on by kids and hard tellin' what else. I've been saying I'm getting a new one for the last 3 years but now I have to since I sold mine last week. I sold the whole set-up. Now I've just got to get out there and compare, I don't know which to go with. My buddy just ordered the switchback from mike's in st. peters. It looks like an awesome bow, but for 7 bills it better be. It's just hard to spend that on a bow, but if you keep it for 10-15 years I guess it's not that bad.
  13. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    i am on my second one in 3 years the frist was a year old used hoyt
    this one was a new old stock mathews i figure i will have it several years even tough i got it cheap cheap cheap
  14. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and


    Maybe someday you'll be able to afford a good bow and won't have to use a cheap one:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

    (here we go)