So many of the bow shops I visit are more about selling the bow and less about maintaining or repairing the bow. The sales floor takes up 90% of the space and the shop where the work is done is a small spot behind the counter. This bothers me when most of what I read about Elite and other bows says they really need to be on a draw board to accurately check timing. The shops I've been in might not have ever seen a draw board. Thats not saying they are not good Techs but makes me wonder if they can really service my Elite Answer (when I get it)?
Three years ago I bought my first modern compound bow. I had three bad experiences with three different high quality bows. I will take blame for not being educated enough but I believe the Tech really did not know what to do in two of the cases and the third, I just didn't like the bow.
I have done a lot of research and believe that a good bow Tech is as important as having a good bow. IMO a Tech is not someone that can tie in a peep and a D-loop. A Tech knows all the things about a bow that most people never think about. When I buy the Elite Answer, I want a Tech that wants the bow to be as good as it can be. A Tech that checks for cam lean and timing and any other critical part of the bow every time he/she sees the bow. A Tech that is capable of correcting, adjusting, repairing the bow. I don't care if he/she is part of a shop or not. For a change, I want to have confidence in my equipment! When I miss a shot I want to know it's not the bow it's me and I need to work on my stance or grip or whatever.
Is there a recommended Tech around Indianapolis? Anyone want to be that Tech?