You can purchase a long arm guard that will protect your arm at any good
archery supply house. Far as I know, there isn't a medieval counterpart to
one. However if you want to make one, extend the arm guard up further, but
cut slots running the length at the elbow joint to allow the guard to flex.
As to your technique, your elbow on your bow arm should be horizontal to the
ground. Even if you are double jointed, that should cut down on the string
On 3/6/08, Lady Teresa of Blackwell Hall <eyesofblue5_2@...> wrote:
> Hello I have been lurking for a while now, but I have a question
> someone might be able to help me with:
> I am looking for a pattern for an arm guard that would protect the
> upper arm as well as the forearm.
> I did archery MANY years ago and I want to start again. I got two,
> older recurve bows for Christmas (a 20# and a 25#) and got to shoot
> for about an hour. I had surprisingly good groupings but I also ended
> up with a bruise that any heavy fighter would be proud of. I know
> that part of my problem is technique, but I also have weird double
> jointed elbows. So, until I learn to keep them out of harms way, I
> need an arm guard. HELP!
> YIS Teresa
Willie P. Terada
Est Sularus oth Mithas
Ronin Blades SoCal
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