Anyone into archery?

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  1. Luger

    Luger Rabbi of Platinum Nation Banned

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    Got a gift card to a private 1 hour session with an archery teacher.
    I don't know why I was given it.

    Never have I mentioned archery. I don't recall the person that gave it to me has ever mentioned archery.

    Maybe it could be a fun hobby. Going all ancient warrior.
    Getting some heavy hitting Genghis Khan bow.
     
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    Archery is cool. I took some classes as a kid and won some award when I was like 9.
     
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    TS sounds wealthy.
     
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    Luger Rabbi of Platinum Nation Banned

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    I did not spend a penny.
     
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    For a one time 1 hour class, you'll have a lot of fun. Its cool to do off the grid activities like this here/there for an experience, which is probably why you were given the gift.

    Think of something like bowling. Most people aren't into it, but go maybe once a year with friends and have a blast. This is just an extension of that similar concept with a more obscure activity/experience. No different than a hot air balloon ride or bungee jumping or whatever.

    Have fun, that's a very cool gift.
     
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    Good way of looking at it.
    Just seems a bit more distant than bowling.

    But I will try it out with a positive mind.
     
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    Wealthy friends then😄
     
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    I did it a bit as a kid. Loved it. Don't question why you got it, just be glad you did.
     
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    Have you tried out archery?
    I don't know how much it cost but I seriously doubt it was really expensive.
    It is not like the archers are doing anything other than loaning me some equipment and teaching me for one hour.

    I have seen pictures and it does not seem to be a snobby place.
    Kind of like a big judo dojo or something. Nothing fancy.
     
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    I like watching Arrow. Does that count?
     
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    Probably been 20 years since I've shot mine. Everything is crossbow now for hunting.

    I agree with the cost likely being low as they have equipment and can shoot arrows over and over. Paper targets are cheap.
     
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    Ts, I think you will enjoy it. Were you in martial arts ever? If so, use your karate stance, it will help steady the bow and be a good solid foundation to shoot from
     
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    I went to archery classes for years when I was a kid. I have a wooden bow and a compound bow. I shoot them once in a while in the farm, but I wouldn't call it one of my hobbies.
     
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    i have a compound bow i hunt with. Its pretty satisfying after some practice and you start to get tight grouping.
     
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    I've just shot a couple of times with a recurve bow, it's great for focusing and forgetting your problems for a while. Also, while you're there, build a catapult and take some bands, might as well enjoy that and recover a bit of childhood
     
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    Archery is really fun. I used to shoot when I was a kid. The sound of the arrow sticking on target is in the top 15 most satisfying things in my life.

    Side note, this chick is terrifying.

     
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    Instinctive archery is really cool, just getting back into it now. That's a pretty awesome gift.
     

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