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I always was interested in archery ever since i was a young girl. I got a beginners recurve bow left hand (left eye dominant) with an 18lb draw weight. The bow length itself is about 65''? I forgot. And i got eastons 1616s. Some other archer recommended it so i just took his word.

Anyways for literally only doing archery for about collectively an hour i'm decent. Hitting where i want it to go. But the things thats a irritates me is the noise! i dont know if its my release or what, but every time it goes "BOING" my boyfriend then does the same thing and it sounds like a whisper. I am trying to find a trainer in my area to help me out. But i did everything from holding it with the very tips, to only using two fingers ect...


Another question is what does 1616, 1816 mean in regards to arrow shafts? How do i then find the correct inserts/tips/nocks for it. I know its going to take a while for me to know all the lingo, but its something im serious of sticking with and i don't want to end up buying 100's of dollars worth of gear to find out it doesnt fit
 

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Not sure about the noise but the numbers on the arrows tell you the size of the shafts. The first 2 numbers tell you the outside diameter of the shaft in 64ths of an inch. Ie. 16/64 and 18/64 based on the two examples you gave. The second 2 numbers tell you the wall thickness of the shaft in 1000th of an inch.

Basically the thicker the wall and larger the diameter the stiffer the arrow.
 

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I am not an expert.....

have seen it many times that a heavier arrow will make less noise than a lighter one - but you will pay for that in arrow flight. Look at the charts for your bow/draw and see what spine it recommends and start from there. You can always put some string silencers on it as well.

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The boing or twang you are hearimg is how you are releasing the string. Im not the best at explaining anything but you are plucking the string instead of releasing it.

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Hiya... So it's recurve your shooting?

Is your bf also shooting recurve?

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If you do not have string silencers like beaver balls or cat whiskers and he does this is where that twang sound could be coming from. It could also be your release. For this to happen you would be plucking the string rather then sliding back.
 

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The boing or twang you are hearimg is how you are releasing the string. Im not the best at explaining anything but you are plucking the string instead of releasing it.

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I agree as someone who also shoots recurve and compound, recurve will be noisier anyway
It can be your form, poss from your draw hand it should come back in a fluid motion, it's a nack that will come with time, best advice is to get someone to film you shoot, and study your form against instruction videos (fin em on YouTube). And copy good form and with practice it will go.

Let the addiction commence lol

Shooting recurve is less forgiving but is great to learn form.

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Hi everyone!! My bf was just using my bow. He doesn't have one himself and when he shoots from my bow it doesn't make that "boing" sound. But with me it does make that stupid sound. I agree it is probably my form i just cant seem to figure out how to (release it smoothly" rather than pluck it. If that makes sense.

Thanks for also explaining what 16/16 sizing means.

I eventually want to get into hunting, but i want get stronger and master my form first. And for that how do i then figure out the right arrow spine to draw weight? The right broadhead to arrow shafts? The right grains and length of fletching?

Before i took up archery, i never knew how technical it is. Its both exciting and intimindating :]

THANK YOU!!
 
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