HOW DO I GET THE MOST FOR MY MONEY?
It is time to decide exactly how to spend your cash in the most effective way to get the best equipment for your needs. You may have spent some time online looking at prices, watching videos, or browsing online forums. There is so much information out there it can all be confusing. How does that information apply to you? What should you do?
The absolute best way to get the most for your money is to seek one on one help from a trusted archery pro shop that deals only in archery equipment. They focus their time and training keeping abreast of the latest trends in equipment, shooting form and service methods. Typical shops are locally owned and very often you will find the owner working there alongside the shop employees. For example, I love archery so much that I want to help others enjoy it too. I want my customers to be so pleased with the quality of service they will recommend my shop to anyone interested in shooting arrows. I want them to shoot to their best ability because after all, being able to shoot accurately is so much FUN!
So why should you care about personalized service anyway? To be truly good at archery, your equipment needs to be carefully chosen and set up exactly right. Your bow must fit you perfectly and be precisely tuned. In order to insure correct fit, basic shooting form instruction is necessary so that you can learn to draw and hold the bow consistently from one shot to the next. If your bow is perfectly set up and tuned, you will know that when you do execute a good shot with consistent form, the arrow will hit your target exactly where you are aiming.
You may save some money purchasing equipment online - if all goes well –but there is absolutely no way to get the kind of personalized service from online retailers that a visit to a pro shop can provide. There is just no substitute for standing next to a professional who can answer your questions while you handle the equipment you intend to buy. By shopping at a local pro shop you are guaranteeing you will get the best equipment for your money. It will fit you, suit your purposes, be properly installed and tuned and be tailored to your budget. A good shop will educate you so that you can make the right choices. They know what works and doesn’t work, and how to get you dialed in and ready to play your game. Best of all, if you have questions later or need an adjustment to increase your accuracy, you can drop by with your equipment and get the help you need. That’s the kind of advice that just can’t be tailored to you over the phone or on a computer.
In the next article we will look at some of the differences between entry level and high end equipment.