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How heavy is your ideal draw (peak force at full draw?)
Under 5lbs (2.3kg) "kiddies"21.21%
5-9lbs (4.1kg) "light"106.06%
10-12lbs (5.4kg) "easy"2012.12%
13-15lbs (6.8kg) "medium"2615.76%
16-18lbs (8.2kg) "strong"4426.67%
19-20lbs (9.1kg) "oooh heavy"2213.33%
20-30lbs (13.6kg) "gorilla"1710.30%
More than 30 lbs "monster"1810.91%
No answer63.64%
How long is your ideal draw?*
Under 24" (61cm)53.09%
24" to 26" (66cm)74.32%
27" to 28" (71cm)1710.49%
29" to 30" (76cm)2716.67%
31" to 32" (81cm)3018.52%
33" to 34" (86 cm)2414.81%
35" to 36" (91cm)1911.73%
47" to 42" (107cm)95.56%
43" to 48" (122cm)53.09%
49" to 54" (137cm)53.09%
55" to 60" (152cm)21.23%
More than 60"53.09%
No answer74.32%
What is your ideal peak force (lbs) x max length (in)?**
Under 12553.16%
126 to 17563.80%
176 to 25053.16%
251 to 350159.49%
351 to 5001710.76%
501 to 7001610.13%
701 to 100063.80%
1001 to 150021.27%
Over 150074.43%
No answer7950.00%
 

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The purpose of this poll is to help bandset designers understand what other shooters need.

Important Notes:
  • * Distance from the front of the fork tip to the back of the pouch.
  • ** Peak force x max length does not calculate actual energy stored, but it is useful to designers who may want to work out how to tune their bands. Just asking how long to make uncut bands or how much elongation to factor in would depend on lots of other variables like thickness and taper.
Conversion:
  • 1 In = 2.54cm
  • 1 lb = 0.454 kg
This is a public poll so other people will be able to see your votes.
 
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I dont grasp that third category, and the poll wont let people vote unless they enter something for it, so I'll loiter on the sidelines until I do. If it's just the other two fields multiplied, clarify accordingly ?
 

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I dont grasp that third category, and the poll wont let people vote unless they enter something for it, so I'll loiter on the sidelines until I do. If it's just the other two fields multiplied, clarify accordingly ?
You can now null vote.
 

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You could post the make and length of bands you use, or using a fishing scale to duplicate the same draw you use.
 

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I use the standard barnett bands (the orange tubes), I think they're about 9 inches long and my ideal draw length is about 47 inches. I don't know the draw weight, can someone tell me from that info?

Thanks,

PandaMan
 

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I was uncertain to the rest of the poll questions but added my vote on the pull weight 20-30 lbs pull.

Not sure about the lengths as most of my bands before attached measure 9 inches its because of the kind of bands I use,
but a 10 inch band is good too.

Nick
 

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Sorry, I shot what feels good on a given day, all these facts and figures mean less than nothing to me...the day I have to use a slide rule (yes that's how old I am) or do calculations is the day I put them down and walk away...
 

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Yes, but enough people have an idea of what their ideal bandset feels like so that we already have a good distribution curve. This will be useful to anyone wanting to make a bandset to sell or to give to people who haven't specified a draw strength.
 

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love the idea of helping band set makers, now i know how strong to make them when i start selling bands
 
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