In Episode 19, Matt and Rob recap their time at the R100 and Total Archery Challenge (TAC) shoots. We both had a blast at our respective shoots, we couldn't recommend them enough!
Total Archery Challenge
In Episode 18 of Lethal Podcast, the whole crew sits down to talk about some archery myths that we see circulating quite a bit.
1. Super Tuning
2. Flies like a field point
3. Jumping the string
4. Speed Calculators >>>check out a cool video from LDTV >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x1sQf35QtI
Topics covered: Aron Snyder is public enemy number one or a hero based on who you ask, Blain is back, and fired! Super Tuning a bow, getting our friend Eric hooked on phonics, Matt can't remember a type of camo (it's called Broadside camo by the way), Rob wrote a small book for notes, cat-calling animals, "I use beaver", and we have some giveaways coming up!
In Episode 17 Rob and Garrett teach Matt about the shot sequence he didn't know that he had - and elaborate on how to build a good shot sequence. We can't wait to learn that everything we did in this episode is wrong when we get the master himself, Joel Turner on for Part 2 - coming soon!
In Episode 14 Matt, Blain, and Garrett sat down with President and CEO of Kifaru International Aron Snyder to discuss have a chat about all things hunting and archery.
Topics discussed: Garrett's great nemesis - the turkey, Aron's wife killing the biggest tom he's ever seen, arrows and the FOC debate, broadhead steels and designs, the transition to a traditional bow after being a compound hunter for so long, Aron's extreme distaste for the cold and wet weather, AAE vanes that work like feathers, talking Bin-Laden out of hiding, Blain needing to sell the majority of his bows, the bladeless wonder broadhead, the hashtag #poundtown, and not googling the word Doinker.
In Episode 13 - Rob, Garrett, and Matt sit down to talk about the two very important steps in a successful hunt. Choosing your arrow setup, and how to build it. Show notes will be updated with complete building methodology shortly.
In Episode 12 we sat down and had a (very long) discussion with Bruce AKA Big Hoss from Ethics Archery.
Bruce drops some bombs on some new products - listen to the whole thing. I promise, it's worth it.
In Episode 11, Matt was able to sit down after a weekend of turkey hunting with his buddy Evan Theis. After reliving the weekend's best moments, Evan and Matt talk about growing up hunting in a farming community in Kansas, string materials, and some pretty crazy whitetail stories from Evan.
In Episode 10 we sit down to talk all things archery with our friend and new co-host Rob Hummel. Rob runs Dynamic Archery Solutions, a company centered around helping bowhunters create better arrow setups to increase success. Check out Rob's business on facebook and his website.
Dynamic Archery Solutions Website
Dynamic Archery Solutions Facebook
In Episode 8 we took a while to talk about the 12 Penetration Factors that was created by Dr. Ed Ashby and their importance when setting up an arrow. We also crack some jokes about shaft profile...
1. Structural Integrity
2. Arrow Flight
3. Arrow FOC (Forward of Center)
4. Broadhead Mechanical Advantage
5. Shaft Diameter to Ferrule Diameter Ratio
6. Arrow Mass or Weight
7. Broadhead Edge Finish
8. Shaft Profile
9. Broadhead/Arrow Silhouette
10. Type of Edge Bevel
11. Tip Design
12. Arrow Mass 650 and Above
Check out the 12 Factors at the websites below.
Danger Close Outdoors
Dynamic Arrow Solutions
Matt and Garrett sit down with Jason AKA Wojo of TUFFHEAD and discuss his company, bowhunting, and the archery industry.
Topics Discussed: Jason's crazy last name, Garrett does indeed have friends, the history of TUFFHEAD and how Jason got involved, the intimacy of hunting with a bow, shooting bears at 11 yards, turkeys being your arch nemesis, the slippery slope of buying traditional bows, shooting bows that are "too light" with arrows that are "too heavy", shooters that call themselves hunters, why shooting a heavy setup can bail you out on less than perfect shots, the archery industry selling speed, and a new product/ collaboration announcement that you HAVE to listen for near the end of the episode.
In Episode 6 we talk about creating bomb-proof setups that don't have to cost a small fortune.
Topics Discussed: Six different setups that will outperform your typical setup for less money, Garrett wearing sunglasses indoors, Matt is shooting a compound again, VPA (Vantage Point Archery) making broadheads for basically everyone, the surge of Australian broadheads, Matt is not into bleeders, DON'T FORGET THE VEGETABLE OIL, Blain had to use the potty, different quality steels being used in broadheads, why Full Metal Jackets are not ideal arrows and HIT inserts by themselves suck, the laziness of the modern day hunter, poor advice from people in hunting to new hunters, asking your local pro shop to carry heavier arrow components, why the amount of game you've taken or the amount of years you've hunted doesn't make you a good hunter, why Matt can't literally run circles around people and an announcement about some new merch being available soon!
Today we are joined by our friend and one of the true inspirations for the Podcast - Isaac Jestus with Limb Driven TV.
Topics Discussed: Poorly done poop jokes, Blain's desire to fletch arrows, why "Super Tuning" and "Flies like a field point" are the stupidest sayings in the archery industry, fat bears breaking scales, the consumer knowing more than the seller, shooting your girlfriends favorite animal, why the archery community is becoming too sensitive from constructive criticism, and Matt picked up some training wheels.
Check out Limb Driven TV on social media.
Limb Driven TV YouTube
Limb Driven TV Facebook
In Episode 4 of Lethal Podcast Matt outlines some tips and recommendations on how to set up an arrow to be as lethal as possible, even when using a mechanical broadhead.
1. High quality steel
2. Heavy broadhead
3. High FOC
4. Heavy arrow
5. Smallest diameter cut you can live with
6. Two blades instead of three blades
7. Blade you can resharpen
8. Few moving parts as possible
9. Rear deployment
10. Heavier bow weight
12 Penetrating Factors
After some technical difficulties and failed attempts - the crew finally gets a recording to work properly, and a conversation breaks out.
Topics discussed: Garrett's top of the line Macbook sucks, why does Loctite switch their colors, Matt has baby wrists, quieting down a bow, 1124 FPS arrows, being robbed on the hunting experience, the durability of Valkyrie broadheads, Siri has some input, why tuning isn't as hard as everyone acts like it is, shooting on railroad tracks, dip durability and car alarms
In the second installment of Lethal Podcast, the guys get together to talk about the bows and arrow setups they're using heading into the Spring seasons.
Topics discussed: Tom Brady is old, winning Vegas while stoned, Garrett is a bad influence on Matt's spending habits, Blain is a bow-hoe, recurve bows with letoff, how people are getting basically new bows for half price, why the trad community cares more about looks than performance, and why we hate Skype so, so much.
The guys from Lethal Podcast get together to record the first episode of what hopefully begins to rattle the cages of the archery industry.
Topics discussed: Sneaky Blacktail deer, why shot placement is assumed, how much people are going to hate us, Blain literally freezing to death this winter, why sponsorships probably won't happen, missing on four animals in a season, equipment we will likely break, and some cool new broadheads.
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