But it wasn’t a Nexus. I got to thinking about it and I couldn’t justify it. Besides, I can take the laptop when we travel if we need to stay in touch with family.
I wanted something Mr. Fix-It and I could do together but, in our neck of the woods Bow season is starting. The guys targets set up in the yard…actually the shooting range runs right through the garden area. YIKES! What an incentive for clean shots right?
I’d been practicing with one of our sons old bows and decided even though I don’t hunt, a bow better suited for my frame would be a wonderful gift. It’s fun, outside, & something we can do together. (We used to love to target shoot here but, now that we are in city limits we can’t plink at home anymore & the gun range is about 10 miles away. To far for spur of the moment trips)
We chose a “Craze” Mission by Mathews. Its adjustable from 20 to 70 lbs. so it can be adjusted as my skills develop. My color choices were Camo, black or PINK Camo.
I love it and have had a blast this past week. I’ll go out 2-3 times a day and shoot 6-9 arrows in a round, take a break and go back out later. At 20 yards I’m keeping them within a palm width, at 30 within a hand span.
At this distance I’ve gotten to the point where I can”place the arrows” & I’d love to get good enough to participate in competitive shoots but, I know that takes some serious skills.
The bow does have a built in tutorial….if I’m holding it incorrectly, the bow string pops me in the arm and reminds me of the fundamentals!
As you can see I’m a slow learner!
Since Friday I’ve popped myself 5 times. This is actually fading, you can see the green around the edges. A few days ago I started using an arm protector and haven’t been popped since. I think just wearing it makes me aware of my grip.
With the targets out, Isaiah has been shooting with us using his birthday present from last year…this is the photo he had me send to his uncle Aaron last week when he “not just hit the target” but placed it where he called it. He was one proud little man.
He’s shooting from 10 yards with 7 lbs. of pull. Now that we have his sights adjusted he’s doing much better & will have him at 15-20 yards this weekend……maybe.