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    • David Petersen
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      Fellow Ashby research students —

      Robin has just posted to the Ashby Library the latest research update: Part 4 in the 2008 study. It’s listed in the links thread at the top of this forum, or go directly via https://www.tradbow.com/members/2008_Study_Update_Part_4.cfm.
      FYI, the “ACS-CX” bow Ed refers to in this update is the Adcock Cross Section Carbon Express, a longbow. Thus both the bows used in this set of tests are longbows.

      The doctor’s health issues continue to slow him down — nerve damage arising from spinal surgery makes it difficult for him to walk, and cardiac problems also remain a concern. Yet he “apologizes for taking so long to get this latest update to us”! I wish I were so stoic. 😀 More power to you, Ed! dave petersen

    • Hiram
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      I pray for his recovery. His contributions and dedication to Archery Hunting have not been exceeded!

    • David Petersen
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      Hiram — Amen to that! Beasts me why some people who don’t like the results have to get so personally nasty about it. We should teach basic human decency and discourse in school. Ed will appreciate your thoughts. dave:D

    • Voodoo
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      Keep your head up Doc,can’t keep a good man down! Still praying for you!…….Thanks for the update….

    • Rocks
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      Some great info in the update. Get well soon Doc!

    • tom-wisconsin
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      Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Dr. Ed.

      I had an 18 yard shot on a doe who dropped when he heard my arrow. It went and stuck into the spine. I took a second shot which hit the vitals. The doe was dead within minutes. We never no how a deer will react to the sound of a shot. I agree with Doc. We do not always get a well placed shot even with good aim. Every advantage we can have to assure a quick death is are ethical duty. It takes work to change your set up to get ultra EFOC and a heavy threshold arrow. A prayer like my signature needs to be backed up with the necessary work. Just IMHO.

    • L82HUNT
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      So much good info in his reports. He has changed the way I setup my arrows. Thank you:D

    • wTk
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      Thanks for the update. Still praying Ed.
      Galen

    • Timbow
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      Finally, I got my Ashby Update fix! We are really missing you Doc! Get well soon!:D

    • Ed Ashby
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      Thank you all for the well wishes and kind words. I’ll try to get the next update out on a more timely basis.

      Ed

    • wTk
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      Dr. Ed Ashby wrote: Thank you all for the well wishes and kind words. I’ll try to get the next update out on a more timely basis.
      Ed

      Ed you take care of yourself. As much as we enjoy your reports, your health is more important. Take care.
      g

    • Timbow
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      wTk wrote: [quote=Dr. Ed Ashby]Thank you all for the well wishes and kind words. I’ll try to get the next update out on a more timely basis.
      Ed

      Ed you take care of yourself. As much as we enjoy your reports, your health is more important. Take care.
      g

      Agreed! As much as I love the Ashby Updates you need to get well first.

    • David Petersen
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      Ah yes, health first and foremost. But how about the possibility of engaging your passion — in Ed’s case, his passion is to try to help us all be the most efficient and humane killers possible — as part of the healing thereapy? Best of both worlds. 😀 But perhaps that’s selfish thinking on my part. In any event it’s GREAT to hear from you here, Ed, even if just a few words. This is definitely an arena where your direct mentorship inspires. Dave:roll:

    • Patrick
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      Dr. Ed Ashby wrote: Thank you all for the well wishes and kind words. I’ll try to get the next update out on a more timely basis.

      Ed

      We were hoping you’d finally stop slacking off, Dr. Ashby! 😉

      Joking aside…Take care, and get better. I’m keeping ya in my prayers.

    • Ed Ashby
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      Surgery is on for 6:00 AM tomorrow. Strange as it might sound I’m really looking forward to it. Means I’ll be one step closer.

      Ed

    • MontanaFord
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      Ed,

      I’ll keep your surgery in my prayers that it goes well and that you have a speedy recovery. Best wishes to you.

      Michael

    • Ed Zachary
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      We’re all rooting for you, Dr. Ed,
      hope all goes well!

    • wTk
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      David I think you’re right. Dr. Ed’s study is a motivating passion for sure

    • Ed Ashby
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      Just a quick update. I had the initial post-surgery F/U on the right foot on June 1st, and all looks good so far. I’m down to a partial cast on that foot now, and it’s great to not have to spend all my time with my foot elevated, but I’m restricted to only “absolutely necessary” walking, and no prolonged standing for the next six weeks. I’m trying real hard to be as careful as I can. I desperately need those bones to fuse correctly enough for walking! Next F/U for the foot is July 13th.

      With the foot well on its way (I hope) I’m moving on to the next problem – the left knee – and am scheculed for an initial visit on June 11th with an Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in knees.

      Late July will bring the 6 month F/U’s with both the radiation Oncologist and Urologist. From what what I can tell of the periodic lab work I have to get everything there looks encouraging so far.

      I sometimes think I could have been pounded by a buff and not came out in much worse shape than this! The hardest part of the ‘recovery’ is most likely still to come … the long, long road to regaining all the strength and mobility that I’ve already lost during the last 22 months of forced total inactivity. Who knows how much more I’ll lose (and have to regain) by the time I can start the climb back? 🙄 On the other hand, it could be a whole lot worse!:D

      Ed

    • wTk
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      Ed it is great to hear from you. Hang in there, healing pain is much better than dying pain. :)Prayers continue

    • Timbow
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      Still praying for you Ed!:D

    • WICanner
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      With time and effort, things will be better. Keep things moving forward. Things will heal, you’ll be back at it in no time.

    • Voodoo
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      Dr. Ed, Those are some very encouraging words,really glad to hear them!! sounds like you about got er whipped and that’s great!! ,Sorry I haven’t called but I lost your number… Take care my friend, and if there’s anything I can do ,just ask! Still praying,Steve

    • Mark Turton
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      Good to hear from you Doc, attitude and character will have you back up and about.

      Mark.

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