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16068Re: [SCA-Archery] Re:Alestra 20lb and 20 yarder

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  • Sharon Macielinski
    Sep 6, 2004
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      Thanks everyone for the tips!

      Best wishes,
      Alestra


      --- Gary Shurgin <TSHURGIN@...> wrote:

      >
      > Dear Alestra,
      >
      > I also use a 20# bow. The arc is only slightly
      > higher than I am, so it
      > should have an arc of about 7 feet. Most indoor
      > ranges have a 10ft. ceiling,
      > and the arrows haven't been near that. Try going
      > down to a 5/16 width, or if
      > you can find them 1/4" arrows, and the trajectory
      > might be less than you are
      > saying, make sure the spine on your arrows are for a
      > 20# bow also. It almost
      > sounds like you're shooting too heavy an arrow.
      >
      > Roewynne
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
      > To: <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 4:32 PM
      > Subject: [SCA-Archery] Digest Number 1726
      >
      >
      > There are 6 messages in this issue.
      >
      > Topics in this digest:
      >
      > 1. RE: A question of releases.
      > From: "Tessa the Huntress"
      > <tessathehuntress@...>
      > 2. Handicapped release aids
      > From: Ragnar Ketilsson
      > <ragnarketilsson@...>
      > 3. Re: Event differences/Seeking advice
      > From: Mike Hornbaker <mvb2@...>
      > 4. Re: Event differences/Seeking advice
      > From: "Brad Boda d'Aylward"
      > <bradb@...>
      > 5. Re: Event differences/Seeking advice
      > From: Nest verch Tangwistel
      > <eastarch@...>
      > 6. Re: Event differences/Seeking advice
      > From: "Guy Taylor" <greytaylor@...>
      >
      >
      >
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      > Message: 1
      > Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 15:54:38 -0400
      > From: "Tessa the Huntress"
      > <tessathehuntress@...>
      > Subject: RE: A question of releases.
      >
      > I'm sorry I can't help much with this, but an old
      > friends of mine, Angus
      > Half-hand I believe had a similar situation. This
      > was back when I tried to
      > get everyone to do combat archery. I used a bow,
      > not a crossbow. When he
      > said he wanted to try it I handed my bow to him and
      > only then realized that
      > he didn't have two whole hands. I was at a loss,
      > since I didn't know what
      > or how he could shoot.
      >
      > Luckily, he had no hestitation.. and whipped out a
      > leather lacing and laced
      > his hand to the bow. This was at least 10 years
      > ago, but I know he's still
      > playing and I believe he did and perhaps still does
      > some target archery, so
      > maybe someone in Atlantia can give a better
      > description or more detail of
      > how he shoots with a bow.
      >
      > Perhaps, learning to shoot with his off-hand, tying
      > his other hand to the
      > bow (if need be) could work for him. Or.. perhaps
      > he can use arrows with a
      > snap nock.. and one of those arrow release cords.
      > it's the loop that is
      > attached to the bow string, rather than hold onto
      > the arrow or the string,
      > you pull that cord (usually by putting a
      > finger/fingers in the loop).
      >
      > I'm not certain what you call it.. if that's not the
      > correct term, let me
      > know and I'll look it up. I know of several archers
      > who have made a
      > modified version of it with their combat bow &
      > arrows, since they couldn't
      > do a good draw in their full gauntlets. They do
      > well with it. I believe it
      > has to be done with a snap nock, otherwise the arrow
      > will fall off of the
      > string when you go to pull back the cord.
      >
      > Just two ideas that will hopefully give you a place
      > to start.
      >
      > Tessa the Huntress
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Heya
      >
      > I have an odd request, I have a freind who wishes to
      > get into archery,
      > primarily sca archery and I
      > wish to save him from the evils of a crossbow.
      >
      > The problem is he has had a nasty altercation with a
      > hydralic press and has
      > lost various parts and
      > peices of his string fingers and cannot draw the bow
      > the way we normally do.
      > A thumb ring is not
      > what he wants to use either.
      >
      > I found a wooden release called a bow lock that he
      > could use and since it is
      > wood with no moving
      > parts I do not think the sca marshalls will have too
      > much of a problem with
      > it.
      >
      > Is anyone familiar with the idea and could he get
      > away with it on the line?
      >
      > Herre Ragi "warm Bear" Wul<THORN>arsson of the
      Barony,
      > Isle du Dragon Dormant.
      > (Sometimes known as RJ Bachner)
      >
      > Northern shores, East Kingdom SCA.
      > ragi@...
      >
      > Come visit the Archery diy Pages @
      > www.diy.brokenaxe.ca
      > and the shoppe @
      > www.shoppe.brokenaxe.ca
      >
      > House of the broken axe.
      > www.brokenaxe.ca
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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      > Message: 2
      > Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 13:22:47 -0700 (PDT)
      > From: Ragnar Ketilsson
      > <ragnarketilsson@...>
      > Subject: Handicapped release aids
      >
      > I've had archers who needed a mouth tab on their
      > bowstrings, and others who needed to shoot a
      > crossbow
      > someone else cocked to shoot at all( interesting
      > bow,
      > BTW, a bolt shooter shaped like a stonebow, with a
      > loop served into the string which fitted over a
      > one-finger nut. Only crossbows I've seen that used
      > speed nocked bolts.)
      >
      > Another release your friend might try is a simple
      > .5"
      > web strap with a wrist loop on one end and the other
      > end turned over and stitched double. it wraps around
      > the string under the arrow, is held closed with a
      > pinch grip by the thumb, and draws using the back
      > muscles. What might make it work for your friend is
      > that the drawing stress transfers from string to
      > wrist, keeping damaged hands out of harm's way.
      >
      > Hope this helps,
      > Ragnar Ketilsson
      > --- SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com wrote:
      >
      > > There are 4 messages in this issue.
      > >
      > > Topics in this digest:
      > >
      > > 1. Re: Seeking advice
      > > From: Carolus Eulenhorst
      > > <eulenhorst@...>
      > > 2. Re: Leather source
      > > From: Bjorn Gunnbjornsen
      > > <bjorngunnbjornsen@...>
      > > 3. A question of releases.
      > > From: RJ Bachner
      > > <ragiwarmbear@...>
      > > 4. Re: A question of releases.
      > > From: "jameswolfden"
      > > <jameswolfden@...>
      > >
      >
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