16875RE: [SCA-Archery] Re: Arrow Length
- Dec 29, 2004HI,
Reminder if you're using shorter arrows this also can affect your section of
spine weight of the shafts. The shorter the arrow the little the spine
weight needs to be. There is not danger in using too heavy a weight but be
prepared for you arrows to go left (if your right handed). Most supplies
can help you with your section of shaft. A good guide for longbows is the
weight of the bow and subtracts 15lbs. Help this helps in some way.
From: Guy Taylor [mailto:greytaylor@...]
Sent: 28 December 2004 05:50
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Arrow Length
Arrow length is up to the archer.
Many hunters like the arrow length such that at full draw the back
of the broadhead touches their finger, making a simple draw check.
Many novices like arrows extra long so they can be re-tipped one or
more times after breaking the tip on a target frame or other
unfriendly object. You generally want the arrows long that they
will not be overdrawn at full draw. Shooting the arrow into the
back of the bow or into the bow hand does not give good scores
unless the paramedics have some kind of system to rate injuries.
Keep in mind that arrow length affects the dynamic spine of the
arrow. Drawn to the same length in the same bow, a 27" arrow will
need to be a different spine than a 30" arrow (for best results,
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