33086RE: [SCA-Archery] (unknown)
- Apr 19, 2013
An option for those of us with bad knees might be a ‘T’ seat. Basically what I mean is a flat board on top of a thick dowel or another flat board that forms a T – not a comfortable seat by any stretch of the imagination so no one could complain about that shooter having a ‘comfort’ advantage…
My concern would also be with the "crouching" end as there are more then a few people who can not do that for many different reasons. The easiest solution might be to eliminate that one end, but the other would be to provide a second optional stance for it, IE call it "Low Window" or "Bent" or something the choice is stand with either the knees bent to near 90 degrees (crouching) or with the waist bent to near 90 degrees (leaning over).
Just an idea...
On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 4:26 PM, John Edgerton <sirjon1@...> wrote:
Here is my latest addition to the possible SSAC shoots. Your comments will be greatly appreciated.
Random Stance Competition
The Random Stance Competition is shot from six different stances which are chosen at random by the marshal in charge from a predetermined set of stances. By “stances”, it is meant either standing, kneeling, sitting, etc. The purpose of this competition is to test the ability of archers to shoot from different stances.
The “stances” are:
2) Kneeling, on one or both knees.
3) Sitting, posterior on ground.
4) Parthian, back toward the target and toes pointed away from target, rotate torso and shoot back over your shoulder.
5) Crouching, both knees bent at approximately a ninety degree angle.
6) Twister, feet pointing the opposite way they normally would (a right handed archer’s feet would point left).
The bow should not be drawn until the archer is facing the target.
If an archer, due to a disability or injury, can not assume a stance, they may assume one of the other stances which is most similar to it with the approval of the marshal. At the decision of the marshal in charge of the competition, the archers may shoot one at a time or as groups depending upon the number of archers.
The distance is 20 yards.
Ends. There six ends of six arrows, each shot from a different stance, six arrows from each stance. The marshal in charge randomly draws a stance from a container of the six stances, announces the stance and then removes that stance from the container. This is repeated for each end. The arrows are scored at the finish of each end.
Target. The roundel target is the same as a Period IKAC target, a 6cm (2.4”) peg, 24cm (9.6”) roundel, with a 60cm (23.6”) outer circle. The peg, roundel and circle may be of any contrasting colors.
Additional period style decoration may be added to the target as long as it does not make aiming or scoring difficult. Such decoration is strongly encouraged, but not required.
For those who wish to stop by a print shop, here is a PDF designed for large format printers with the target face pre-drawn.
Scoring. The peg is five points, the roundel is three points and the circle is one point. Arrows touching the line count as the higher score. There is a maximum possible score of 180 points.
Youth division. The distance for the youth division is fifteen yards.
Sir Jon Fitz-Rauf
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