28244Re: [SCA-Archery] Period archery competitions
- Jan 2, 2011
OblioYou may not like modern compounds, but they are still bows, even if they do have training wheels. Let us now drop the negative words about modern archery gear for it is insulting to those on this list that may also use them.Jon
Definition of ARCHERY1: the art, practice, or skill of shooting with bow and arrowFrom the online Merriam-Webster Dictonary.On Jan 2, 2011, at 9:12 PM, Oblio of Abertwidr wrote:
On 03/01/2011, John edgerton <sirjon1@...> wrote:
> On Jan 2, 2011, at 12:45 PM, Oblio of Abertwidr wrote:
>> What is being done, now, at international archery championships, is
>> the cheapening of archery; making it tawdry, by FITA. But, shooting a
>> modern compound bow, where a person does not need to use an arrow any
>> more, and, with all of the gadgetry, makes that type of archery,
>> machine operation, and not archery.
> It may not be period archery, but it is still archery.
Is shooting a projectile that has not fletching, but a space age
circular plastic aerodynamic guidance mechanism shaped like the tail
of a spaceship, from a machine that uses training wheels and multiple
cables that criss-cross, and using one for more spirit levels to
ensure "trueness" in the same way that spirit levels are used in
setting up a machine lathe for high precision turning, with multiple
lighting rods going in multiple directions, and little grenade things
to absorb the impact of the string releasing the arrow, and laser
sights using fibre optics, to illuminate the point of impact that is
It is as much archery, as shooting with a 338 Lapua Magnum Sniper
Rifle with a 32" barrel, on a bipod, with a night vision scope and a
laser range finder and laser guided sight.
The only thing that it has in common with archery (in the case of the
modern FITA compound bow that includes training wheels for archers who
cannot shoot a bow), is that it involves a projectile being flung by
the release of tension, as common with archery, as a siege catapult.
Oblio of Abertwidr
Per fructu, non folii
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