19899Re: Archery Proposal
- Apr 1, 2006Greetings,
As I am new to the world of target archery and GW was basically my
first event in which I was able to shoot with other archers, both
bow and crossbow, I found it interesting that many of the "prize
shoots" were won by crossbowmen. Given the conversation of
using "modern equipment in a traditional shoot one has to ask
themselves where do we draw the line of technology in a traditiion
Now I will admit the long bow I purchased was not a "stick bow"
but as I am learning one of the reflex/deflex type. Still in the
traditional sense I used instinctive aiming. Only the point of the
arrow and the target for finding the point of release. It just
seemed to me, the newbee, that the crossbowman had the upper hand in
the shoots. Perigrine did have one shoot in which there were no
crossbows allowed and one for the crossbow only.
I guess what I am asking is this, is there a advantage in shoots
in which the crossbow is allowed verses the stick/recurve?? One
thing I did notice was the the crossbowman was able to take more
time in aiming, no string to hold back thus the arm does not get
tired over the long term such as in a RR. This alone to the newbee
is a huge advantage.
Again this is from a newbees eyes and in the long term my vision
may change. Thank you for the discussion and for exchanging your
knowledge of this fine art. Happy shooting!
True Heart, True Aim,
Your in Service,
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