24987Re: I need help from Archery
- Jun 1, 2008--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Dan Christensen" <rainmagix@...>
General Question: Does anyone know when Combat Archery with Bows
Combat archery first began in the SCA in the Kingdom of the West at
the Island War in 1967. The arrows were eighteen inch long green
stained bamboo garden stakes. There was no fletching and the blunt
heads were made of one inch thick foam rubber secured with white
first-aid tape and were about one to one and a half inches wide.
There was no maximum weight limit for the bows, because the short
arrows kept the draw and power down. The archers were not required to
wear any face protection. By 1970 the Saunders Bludgeon Tip was
discovered in Atenvelt, it was brought back by Duke Henrik of Havn
and then adopted by the West. The Saunders Bludgeon Tips were a
commercially made three quarter inch wide blunt of soft plastic made
for hunting rabbits, squirrels and other small game. This brought
about the use of fencing masks, soccer cups and other protective
gear. In the East Kingdom combat archery was developing using the
blunt created by the Markland Military Militia. These Markland blunts
had a two inch diameter head built up from foam around a one inch
wood dowel. These were large enough so that they could not pass
through the visor slot or bars of a helm and therefore screening was
not needed. As the SCA grew, the Eastern and Western areas developed
their own styles of blunts and their own conventions of combat. The
first SCA wide rules for combat archery were published in 1978. Then
in 1985 the rules were revised by the SCA Marshal, Earl Kevin
Perigrynne. We now have, just as in heavy tourney and war combat, a
comprehensive set of rules that provide for both safety and for
conventions of light combat
Facts: In a year what do you think your think you spend on archery?
Up to 100$
Target Archery <===
What is your favorite archery style or contest style?
I am pretty new to archery. I have gone to a few IKAC Contests just
to observe. I will soon get my nerve up to join in... lol...
What first attracted you to archery?
When I was about 13 years old, I was at summer camp where they had
archery and I had alot of fun. At that moment I was addicted!
What did you learn from archery that you did not expect?
How to make my own arrows and when they break, how to fix them. I
have such a great teacher! I have so much more to learn... lol...
Please name your Kingdom and list your three favorite archery events:
West Kingdom, Principaly of Cynagua, Barony of Fettburg
1. Barony of Darkwood Compatation, 2. Spring Coronet, and 3. archery
practice on Sundays with my barony. Not necessarly in that
Ok you get one paragraph, what would you say to some one who is
looking at getting into archery to get them excited.
Your gonna love it. But be warned, it gets expensive but it's well
worth it. Once you get into it, it seriously it becomes addictive...
Hope this helps ya... :)
Aine de Lacy
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