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Online The Whittler

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Arm Guard for Kids
« on: March 20, 2019, 08:21:46 PM »
This is for a 7-8 year old and I don't have him to measure so maybe a general idea. I was thinking 4.5" at top, an inch less at the wrist, and around 6" long. Any help would be great. Thank you.

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Re: Arm Guard for Kids
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 08:54:50 PM »
I can’t help ya but you understand with the right grip you don’t get slap? I teach all kinds of kids not one needs an arm guard.

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Re: Arm Guard for Kids
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 05:02:09 PM »
Al I measured one I had made fir my son and your in-line. I always teach wearing a arm guard. The absolute worse thing that can happen to a young or older shooter is get stung slapped by a string . Makes them shy away from good form when they get a welt or get caught in loose clothing.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2019, 05:10:06 PM by Kingstaken »
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Re: Arm Guard for Kids
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2019, 08:42:51 PM »
Jim, thank you. I went ahead and made one and it looks pretty good. One of the places I shoot 3d for a number of years there's a young lady that cooks and such has a young son and I wanted to say thanks for all she has done.

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Re: Arm Guard for Kids
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2019, 08:51:11 PM »
I can’t help ya but you understand with the right grip you don’t get slap? I teach all kinds of kids not one needs an arm guard.
True but not all 7 year olds can be consistent enough in form to not be safe and use an arm guard.

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Re: Arm Guard for Kids
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2019, 09:59:00 PM »
I can’t help ya but you understand with the right grip you don’t get slap? I teach all kinds of kids not one needs an arm guard.
True but not all 7 year olds can be consistent enough in form to not be safe and use an arm guard.

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Your post is mistaken imo and I mean no disrespect by that. I teach kids all summer, in spring and fall for the pal. I do private lessons, teach at camps, have taught Girl Scouts. I could keep going on but let’s just say there’s more than a couple kids involved. Not one uses, used or needs an arm guard.
Obviously there’s some miscommunication among a student and a teacher if the problem arises. Start with a string bow teaching form. One step at a time. The very last thing is shooting. Idk maybe the kids here just are built different? Of course not, just think about what I said. Out of hundreds of kids a year not one needs an arm guard and they start even earlier than that up to maybe 17. At that point they usually take the women’s classes.
Now one of the biggest problems to overcome especially with young girls is hyper extending the elbow. They can do things with it boys just can’t do we need to look for that. The elbow should never point down, the fingers should never grab the bow parallel with it. It seems you know this. String bow. Never does any student shoot anything until form is mastered. Let me ask this, is allowing a student to shoot before they’re ready a product of an over eager student or a teacher that should know better? On another note, many students I see for years. Not one has had target panic. Anyone could fall victim but we need to see ahead with every issue. Proper form as in stance, draw, alignment, sighting, release, follow through, etc can lessen any issues where a student is winging anything and their brain is in overdrive. Target panic is a mental issue. Proper form needs to be taught for multiple reasons. Guys can teach as they want. I see kids all the time had supppsed good coaches. Why is such basic stuff like learning crawling before you walk, (learning proper mechanics before you shoot or even touch a bow) bypassed????

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Re: Arm Guard for Kids
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2019, 09:08:14 AM »
Bowguy, Alan is probably to nice of a person as seen by his gesture to reply to you. But your post is completely nonrespnsive and disrespectful. All he wanted to do is build an arm guard for a kid and as he mention a way to say thank you for someone’s son and wanted to know if the size he was planning on using sounded right.  That’s it. He never mentioned he’s teaching him. So there’s is No need for your dissertation above.
Now according to you everyone building arm guards for the millions of archers should stop.
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Re: Arm Guard for Kids
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2019, 09:50:49 AM »
Thanks everyone. I use to teach kids Archery for quite a few years and enjoyed it. My thought on this is I would rather have it and not need it then........... 

An arm guard goes with stick bows like Robin Hood's hat just goes with him and the rest of his attire:-). Have fun everyone and hope you all have a great time at 3Ds.

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Re: Arm Guard for Kids
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2019, 09:51:26 AM »
The original direction of this thread was a simple request for the size arm guard to fit children. It does not need to descend into a debate of form, or a challenge to the teaching methodology of various coaches. But, even adults sometimes flub a release to the point that makes them very glad to have an arm guard. I think we should show respect and an appreciation for an effort to do something for these kids.
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Re: Arm Guard for Kids
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2019, 10:54:36 AM »
Bowguy, Alan is probably to nice of a person as seen by his gesture to reply to you. But your post is completely nonrespnsive and disrespectful. All he wanted to do is build an arm guard for a kid and as he mention a way to say thank you for someone’s son and wanted to know if the size he was planning on using sounded right.  That’s it. He never mentioned he’s teaching him. So there’s is No need for your dissertation above.
Now according to you everyone building arm guards for the millions of archers should stop.
There was nothing disrespectful meant or said so read again and don’t assume.

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Re: Arm Guard for Kids
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2019, 10:57:07 AM »
Bowguy, Alan is probably to nice of a person as seen by his gesture to reply to you. But your post is completely nonrespnsive and disrespectful. All he wanted to do is build an arm guard for a kid and as he mention a way to say thank you for someone’s son and wanted to know if the size he was planning on using sounded right.  That’s it. He never mentioned he’s teaching him. So there’s is No need for your dissertation above.
Now according to you everyone building arm guards for the millions of archers should stop.
After rereading my post to be sure I said nothing offensive you read need to reread too.

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