23354Re: In need of improved gear
- Aug 17, 2007--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Cian of Storvik"
> I have a grozer Scythian style bow (very small 30#) all made of
> fiberglass but covered in leather. Perfect for a 14th century
> perosonae ;). I wanted something small and unencumbering for CA (SoI
> wouldn't smack people with it unintentionally or get tangled-up ona
> melee weapon or other bow).a
> I used it at combat archery practice once for the first time, stuck
> balder blunt on it, pointed it up the hill and the thing took offlike
> a bullet. Probably went about 50 yards further then I would haverearguard, a
> At the call of "Lay-on" I shot an arcing shot over the heads of the
> front line of my side (intending to hit harry the opposition with a
> shot.). It went over our front line, their vanguard, their
> tree, a house and if I'm not mistaken may currently becircumnavigating
> the earth in a low altitutde orbit over Batswana right now...butgreatly
> seriously, it has great cast to it.
> I am a longbowman, but the reflex-deflex bow with active tips
> out-outshoots most of my other bows, and with no hand-shock.I've tried the Balder blunts off the bow I normally shoot with, the
Black widow Ironwood SA III. Granted it is 33 lbs, over the limit of
the standard CA rules but I was able to hit a target the size of a
medium kite shield at over 40 yards on the first shot.
I think with practice though anyone can be good on any bow, I just
think there is a greater learning curve with those horsebows. Also I
think because they are designed for thumb rings, shooting them the
normal way may have contributed to my difficulties with them.
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