16047Re: [SCA-Archery] Event differences/Seeking advice
- Sep 1, 2004
> Sounds exciting! Unfortunately I think we're stuck with the 20/30/40Why don't the timed ends make sense?
> business, and timed shoots make no sense. Oh well!
>The loaner equipment I use is between 17 and 25 pounds. The only problem I
> Alrighty guys... I need advice again... my instructor is trying to tell
> me that my 26 lb pull on my 30-35lb longbow should have no problems
> hitting 30 and 40 yard targets. I have been fussing because I wanted a
> heavier bow and am frustrated trying to figure out the "arc" thing in
> order to hit the target accurately.
have seen is with the really light bows. The arrow hits the ceiling in out
indoor range before you can get enough arc in the trajectory to reach the
target. But my daughter shot the 100 yard clout with a 20 pound bow at
Pennsic one year. She got all the arrows wither in the clout or the front
wall. so it can be done.
>I have to agree with others one this one. It sounds like you are loosing
> My form and anchor points are just fine, so my difficulty is figuring
> out how far above the target to aim... even with a good anchor
> point/release I get random arrow speeds!! ANY HINTS?
critical energy in some of your shots by collapsing. A good follow through
may be the answer to your problems. It was taught to me that you should
never completely come to a halt when getting to your anchor point. Go back
to the anchor fairly quickly, then slowly continue pulling until you are
ready to execute the shot. That way your arrow hand should continue moving
back towards your shoulder after you have released. If your hand sometimes
moves back towards the bow as you release you loose a great deal of speed.
> Also, I don't believe that I would have no advantage with a higherThe flatter trajectory of a higher pound bow does help with shooting at
> poundage bow. Isn't an arrow that flies straight more
> accurate/consistent than one that has to arc to hit a target? It's like
> a crossbow would have no advantage! Hmmmmm....
unknown distances. The difference between elevation at fairly similar
distances is less, so you don't have to be perfect on your distance
estimation. Even more so with a crossbow. However, I echo the worry about
going to strong before getting your form down pat.
>Good luck and keep on shooting.
> Thanks as always for all the great advice!
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