12066Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: non-traditional revisited
- Feb 5 1:33 PMWell then! Michael,
Traditional archery is the game we play here on this list. We are
determined to be on the side of the merits of traditional archery
against the more modern hi-tech machinery that you often allude to. I am
no longer an active member of the SCA due to severe mundane obligations
and constraints, but I like to keep in touch with my fellow traditional
archers on this list. That is why I am not a member of a list of
compound shooters or high-tech gadgety recurve shooters (not that there
is anything wrong with them :P), but it is a VERY different game.
I'm not trying to knock you off of your very high horse here, but
before you expouse the ultimate superiority of the "olympic-style"
shooters and their ability with even our simple "stick and string"
archery, I suggest that you come and shoot with some of the traditioal
shooters that I am accustomed o shooting with, you may be very
There IS a prejudice against traditional tackle, maybe you
haven't seen it in your small neck of the woods but it does exist, to
the point that some mundane ranges here in NY will not allow wooden
arrows and tappered points to be used on their ranges.
Traditional longbow archers here have commonly scored in the 280's
on the 300 indoor shoot, acheiving a higher score than most of the
hi-tech stabilized, trigger release, neon pin and peep sight compound
shooters. I am certain that there are tales like that everywhere, but I
can only address the area that I know about.
I well understand and have shot the new hi-tech equipment and
personally choose not to. There is no joy or art in it for me. That's
why I like this list so much. It s all about the type of archery that I
enjoy. From what you've written in the past, it seems that you like it
also...and you like the other type too. That's fine. But don't try to
sell the hi-tech to us. It's just not our game. It's kind of like
bringing a synthesiser to an acoustic folk music gathering.
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