If you chose to not support your choices with facts, then you will not win the competition.
---- Sean Powell <sean14powell@...
> I'm with John on this one. I have a job and a family and a life. Please no
> documentation. I'm not writing a college or even high-school thesis paper
> on why my kit is period. It will be a bow I bought from someone who makes
> shelf-less non-laminated bows in a draw weight that I like, a flemish twist
> dacron string from a merchant who winds them in a documentable manner and
> self-nock arrows with bound feathers but modern tips from another merchant
> with a good reputation. My documentation will be limited to the receipts
> shoved in the bottom of my quiver. This is only a SMALL portion of my hobby
> and I do it for fun. Paperwork and documentation auditing is the 21st
> century life I try to escape by playing this game. Sorry, but if I every
> write that much about archery the title on the page will be "1/2 Elven
> Wizard/Fighter" and it will have chetos dust and beer-stains on it.
> Please, set an achieveable standard and as pieces of my current gear expire
> or I have money and desire I will upgrade all of them to be more authentic
> and meet those standards. I think doing so is part of being in a historic
> re-creation organization... but PLEASE do not propose a vague process of
> laurel review with no minimum acceptance criteria. It won't work and I
> won't bother to waste my money trying to play in that game.
> On Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 3:15 PM, John Edgerton <sirjon1@...> wrote:
> > **
> > As a general statement I would like to say that if someone wants to shoot
> > period or period style gear at events they should not be made to either
> > write up documentation suitable for an A&S entry or be made to shoot in
> > the Open division if they do not, because their bow did not have
> > documentation. This could mean that if an archer showed up with a Roy King
> > period style self yew longbow with horn nocks and linen string, but did not
> > have any documentation it would not pass.
> > If you want to shoot period or period style bows you should not first have
> > learn to write documentation. I could do it, but I do not think that it
> > should be a requirement. And I think that if you can write it, it should be
> > shared with other archers.
> > Jon