23351Re: In need of improved gear
- Aug 17 6:47 AM--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Fritz <carl.west@...> wrote:
> When Ko put fingers to keys it was 8/16/07 3:52 PM...
> > ... Well, its mostly because horsebows are not centershot
> > so you have a tendency to throw arrows off to the left.stiff,
> If your arrows are being thrown to the left your arrows are too
> or the heads too light, or the shafts too short, or the braceheight too
> Match the arrows to the bow and the question of centershot v. wide
> handle becomes moot.
> > That coupled with the fact that fiberglass bows just don't shoot
> > good as wood ones is what I was talking about.affected by
> What do you mean by "just don't shoot as good"?
> Fiberglass is far more consistent than wood, it is far less
> humidity, and far less subject to loss of power while being held atdraw.
> I admit I've never shot a horsebow of any material, but it strikes
> that the design _might_ be particularly sensitive to slightvariations
> in grip and release. Especially compared to the longbow.Perhaps thats what it is. The only experience I have with horsebows
> Aut inveniam viam aut faciam.
was shooting other people's and each time they were using supposidly
matched arrows in spine to their bow. Each time I tried it, the
arrows were not shooting consistently. Sure the grip has alot to do
with it, but it was also cause of the problems. To shoot a horsebow
consistently you have to grip the bow in the exact same place every
single time you shoot it, and your hand has to be the exact same
surface when you rest your arrows on it. Too much variables in my
As for the Fiberglass, I was comparing them to the Laminated
recurves. They are far more efficient and have better range. I
understand it may not be period, but I'm a fan of better equipment
over period equipment.
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