You guys are right on. These so called pro shops can do more damage than harm. Be vary wary of the 'professional' opinion.
I have a couple suggestions:
1. I have a Hoyt Alphamax, 28.5" draw, 72 lbs. All the arrow charts said I should be shooting 350 arrows, however my arrow flight was inconsistent and the arrows were constantly hitting left. I did some research and found that was a sign of under spine arrows. I went from Beman 340's to Beman 300's a stiffer arrow and it made all the difference in the world. I figured this out using some of the pro arrow selector programs. Not saying this is your problem, but just be aware that the charts may be a little misleading.
2. I have hunted with my bow for 3 years pretty hard. Lots of bumps, bangs, drops, etc. I took it to a local shop and I think he screwed things up even more. So l did as others mentioned and logged onto ArcheryTalk.com and found a well known archrey shop in Wisconsisn to do a full tuneup, cleaning, and new strings for $129. They paper tune everything, run it through the chrono, and make sure the bow is entirely within spec. He is a Hoyt dealer, so he knows his stuff. Give him a look if you get a chance. Some of the best cash I have spent on my bow.
I dont trust the shops around here and dont have the tools to do it myself, so this was my only option. It has proven beneficial and helped me gain confidence in my equipment.
You guys are great thanks for the help. I do not have the money and time to invest in a bowpress and learn to completely tune it myself. I am kind of leaning towards what one of you guys said and sending it to a reputable dealer to do a full tune. Shane, imay still give you a call one evening this week and see if you can help. For those that asked, my arrows are cut to 28 7/8" and I am using 100 grain tips. Im off to try it on the paper again will check back here again tonight.
I change my strings each year, so I am used to new ones.
There are a couple things I like about it:
1) the bow is tuned with those strings on it. So if you need an extra twist or a twist taken out that is done to ensure the bow is shooting properly when it gets to you.
2) and much less important, I choose the colors so I can customize the color of my bow.
It is a good plan if you want to be able to pick up your bow and shoot, knowing it is properly tuned
I'm with everyone on the "Pro" shop thing. I had similar problems with tuning and they couldn't help me out. I shoot a Bowtech Justice at 70lb w/29" draw. Arrow is cut to 28.5". Started with beman 340s and could never get them to paper tune or shoot well. Broadheads made it even worse. Like Robinhood I eventually went to the beman 300s. Solved all my problems until I had a reputible "Pro" shop in Boise put on a new string. They couldn't get any arrow to paper tune and told me it was my rest and that I was shooting the wrong arrows. Of coarse they wanted me to buy a new rest and arrows from them. Said no thanks I'll work on it. Got home and immediately saw my veins hitting the riser. Simple solution and my FP and BH group together again. Definitely is worth learning to tune you bow as I'm not sure many of the shops know how to do it correctly.
I'd be extremely unhappy if I bought a new Element, given the price, and the shop couldn't get it tuned. Good luck.