12094Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: non-traditional revisited
- Feb 6, 2003hamberg@... writes:
If you are underwhelmed then let's say we shoot a few 300 rounds and
make the game interesting. Say $10 a point .... Let me warn you however
that with my Olympic recurve you aren't going to beat me with a score in
I admit that I am not as good with traditional equipment as I should be.
A couple of weeks ago when it was warm enough to shoot my longbow I
tried shooting a period Royal Round and FINALLY managed to shoot a "100"
(usually I'm in the 80s). Not bad on SCA standards but definitely not
Hmmmmmmmmmmmm seems to me that you just made his point...
Yup! I thought so too.
WOW! This list has been busy today! I just came home to a mountain of
You originally were exhaulting the superiority of Olympic style
archers and stated that many of them also were proficient with
traditional equipment. I stated that I had not seen any of those archers
do anything noteworthy with traditional equipment, and those that I knew
that had tried to shoot with some of our equipment, did very poorly. I
contend that it is the equipment, the sights, stabilizer, $60.00 a piece
perfectly matched arrows, that gives these archers their high scores
because without them their abilities are underwhelming. In other words,
if you throw enough money at your goal, you can succeed. Now I'm not
saying that there isn't a great deal of skill involved in shooting that
equipment, but I think that after a time the gadgets become crutches
that change the character of what I know to be archery.
You then challenged me with my longbow against your Olympic
recurve. What's the point of that? I never claimed to easily defeat
those machines. I simply stated that I was surprised at how close I and
my friends came to their scores with our simple sticks, often matching
them on ends and on the two closer FITA round targets even scoring much
Your achievements with your traditional bow is admirable. An
average in the 80's on a royal round is certainly something to be proud
of. I wasn't bragging when I said that I normally shot in the 260's on
the 300 round, because although I have trophied in the competition, it
wasn't first place. First place always goes to a fellow that shoots it
in the 280's (non Scadian). There are many archers that shoot the
longbow far better than me. But I am good. Should you ever want to prove
yourself with a longbow sometime, fine. But let's keep it friendly. You
don't have to throw your money here....I don't want to take it from you.
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