23369Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: In need of improved gear
- Aug 20, 2007When logantheboweyder put fingers to keys it was 8/20/07 10:20 AM...
> My understanding is that if you did get the working area wideHmmm... I hadn't gone that far in the idea.
> enough, it would have too little resistance to limb twisting, and
> when drawn the siryaah would cause the favored bend to be a twist
> rather than a flex. I don't understand the relationship between
> limb dimensions and resistance to twist, but qualitatively know that
> it is easier to twist a 45 lb fiberglass laminate recurve limb than
> a 45lb solid fiberglass longbow limb for instance, and that is
> mostly because laminate is wider but thinner.
I can see trying to draw it straight would be like balancing a vertical
broomstick on your finger, but without the control. Hmmm.
I still think the as-wide-as-necessary concept works for a long bow, but
as soon as you start putting a forward curve in the limbs, all hell
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