View Full Version : Starting a new young traditional hunter
10-12-2004, 10:34 PM
I'm helping a buddy start his boy shooting traditional. We're having a heck of a time finding shooting fingers for him, they're all adult large or bigger.
Should we just make him a shooting tab or does anyone know of a company that sells kids sizes in shooting fingers? The boy is 9 right now.
I've always used the leather fingers and I know it just a personal preference.
Any good ideas for a bow? Right now he has a Bass Pro recurve cheapo
10-13-2004, 12:01 AM
Jesse, 3Rivers has youth tabs and gloves. So does F/S Archery in Tustin. I think you'll find that most of the larger trad stores carry stuff for kids.
On the bow, I'd kind of recommend staying with the inexpensive one. Kids have a tendancy to beat stuff up and he'll outgrow his bow every year anyway. Once he gets a little older and is more interested in actual performance rather than just sticking the arrow in the target, then start looking for a more quality bow for him.
Jesse, I just met a guy named "JB". He makes custom arrows and armguards and finger tabs. I bought a really nice leather armguard from him a couple of weeks ago. He some really nice tabs and I wanted to buy one but the type I wanted he didn't have in my size. The ones I saw would definitely fit a child and since he makes them himself I would think he could make one up for a child of any age. He belongs and may even be the Pres of the archery club down in the south bay area.
10-13-2004, 05:05 AM
WTG Jesse. Keep it simple for the guy. He'll have a ball.
I'm gonna show my ignorance and ask what are shooting fingers? A glove? or that rubber thing that goes on your string so you don't use a glove?
Oh well, I like a tab anyway.
12-30-2004, 05:08 PM
I bought my 7 year old sons at cabelas, I think it cost me about $15.
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