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1141Re: Speed rounds

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  • Eric Bosley
    Nov 8, 1999
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      Brad,

      Red Angus scores better firing two arrows every shot in the speed
      round than he does just firing one. His average last year was over 110 in
      the open class. I can't say he wouldn't have made his class, but it
      helped him. Frankly I'd be lucky to get four arrows off.

      Eric de Dragonslaire

      On Sun, 7 Nov 1999, Brad Boda d'Aylward wrote:

      > From: "Brad Boda d'Aylward" <bradb@...>
      >
      > James W. Pratt Jr. wrote:
      > >
      > > From: "James W. Pratt Jr." <cunning@...>
      > >
      > > When did the first archer try to shoot two arrows? I'll give you odds that
      > > period archers did at times try to "show off" their skill buy shooting two
      > > arrows. Is it a science or an art to shoot two arrows at one time? Does
      > > any one have any documentation for shooting two arrows at once?
      > >
      > > James Cunningham
      > >
      > Science or art? Hmmmmmmm. Neither. Just silliness. I've tried it jes fer
      > sh*ts an' giggles and the reality is, two arrows equals the same gram
      > weight as one arrow twice as big as my normal arrows. It 'doubles' the
      > throw weight needed by my bow and seriously screws up my sight picture
      > for that first double arrow release. Now, in an activity where I
      > emphasize consistancy in teaching beginners....... it's sort of
      > oxymoronic to try working on form only to change the rules (double the
      > weight, double the fun) which my equipment has to deal with.
      >
      > It's a lark but not to be taken seriously. I don't know if that extra
      > arrow has ever boosted anyone over the line into GM or LB rankings.(that
      > consistancy thing, you know)
      >
      > Brad
      >
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