11716Re: [SCA-Archery] Scotsman's Bow
- Dec 31, 2002Greetings,
To Padraig, I understand what you say about period "style"
equipment in mundane tournaments, but I personally don't agree with your
I shoot many mundane tournaments and the only equipment that I use
would qualify for IKAC period division. This is the only type of archery
that I enjoy. I realize that I am using simpler equipment than other
competitors, but this is the type of tackle that I enjoy shooting. I
have tried the others and it just doesn't feel the same to me (personal
choice). I do like to win, and I've been fortunate enough to win my
share of trophies. But it's not about the winning...it's about the
shooting, and the feel of it. So that's why.
It also has nothing to do with expense. All of my bows are custom
bows that were made to my specs. 4 of my bows are wood and fiberglass
laminated longbows with no cutout or shelf and an unnoticable riser. My
lightest bow draws at 70#@28". My other 4 bows are horn nocked
D-sectioned longbows with no cutout or shelf and one of them (my
favorite) draws at 93-94#@28". I have a lot invested in my bows.
Here in the Northeast US, most of the tournaments have a
traditional division, and that's what I shoot in with my shooting
buddies, some scadians, some not. Most of them are also shooting custom
bows, usually recurves, but some shoot longbows. In the end it's all
pretty much the same. Whatever you're comfortable with.
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