16068Re: [SCA-Archery] Re:Alestra 20lb and 20 yarder
- Sep 6, 2004Thanks everyone for the tips!
--- 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.
> ----- 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"
> 2. Handicapped release aids
> From: Ragnar Ketilsson
> 3. Re: Event differences/Seeking advice
> From: Mike Hornbaker <mvb2@...>
> 4. Re: Event differences/Seeking advice
> From: "Brad Boda d'Aylward"
> 5. Re: Event differences/Seeking advice
> From: Nest verch Tangwistel
> 6. Re: Event differences/Seeking advice
> From: "Guy Taylor" <greytaylor@...>
> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 15:54:38 -0400
> From: "Tessa the Huntress"
> 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
> 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
> 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
> Isle du Dragon Dormant.________________________________________________________________________
> (Sometimes known as RJ Bachner)
> Northern shores, East Kingdom SCA.
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>=== message truncated ===
> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 13:22:47 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Ragnar Ketilsson
> Subject: Handicapped release aids
> I've had archers who needed a mouth tab on their
> bowstrings, and others who needed to shoot a
> someone else cocked to shoot at all( interesting
> 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
> 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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