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Don Thomas
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I am confident that trad will grow, but it will never “overtake” compound technology. Too many people are addicted to short cuts to success. But there is one complicating factor, and I’m surprised no one has mentioned it: the crossbow. PA and MI recently joined OH and several other major bowhunting states by legalizing crossbows during their archery seasons. A friend who works in a sporting goods store in OH told me that the year after this legislation passed, he sold ten crossbows for every compound. While this is obviously an unconscionable disaster for bowhunting in general, perhaps the day will come when the compound goes the way of the dinosaur, with no niche left between recurves and crossbows. Just a thought. Don