21210Re: [SCA-Archery] Long arrows
- Jul 2, 2006Rj Bachner wrote:
> Yeah the dowel route takes time for sure, I would not worrry so much aboutIn _general_ if the dowel is straight in the hardware store, it likely
> straightness as nice straight clean grain.all the rest can be fixed.
has continuous grain. Or maybe more accurately, If a dowel isn't
straight in the store, the chances of it having continuous grain are
slim. Straightness a reasonable first test. _Then_ check the grain.
> As for the bow, 36 inches is very long for a draw, so the longer bow mustI'm curious, why would a longer bow necessarily result in handshock?
> have a lot of handshock.
If it's well tillered and the arrows are heavy enough for the bows
strength and speed, it could be really sweet and smooth.
>> I don't think footing is gonna be a good idea really, the added weight ofThe man is drawing _eight_ inches more than average, I expect the
>> those longer shafts will slow down the arrows as is the footing will be
additional powerstroke will make up for the added weight quite admirably.
The shafts could be footed with something light, it doesn't _have_ to be
a dense hardwood if you're footing for length instead of durability or
balance or style.
I've long believed that it more important that the arrows leave the bow
consistently than quickly.
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