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33819Re: [SCA-Archery] Kingdom Bow Catagories

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  • ater seraph
    Jul 4, 2013
      Thank you for your reply Janyn !

      I wish AnTir would learn from your Kingdom's example. Modern recurves and european style longbows should not be shooting against each other in a classification that is supposed to be "period." Unfortunately, they can here. Thank you again for your reply.

      In Service,


      From: Janyn Fletcher <janynfletcher@...>
      To: "SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com" <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2013 2:09 PM
      Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Kingdom Bow Catagories

      Here in atlantia period bows are just that. No modern takedowns or recurves that are center cut. We do allow additional shelves if they are of a period style such as bone, leather attached, etc. In my opinion what you are describing is in fact traditional but should not be confused with period. We do allow recurves, longbows reflex-deflex and traditional "D" shape and even take down versions of these. They don't fall into the period class, they stay in their respective recurve / longbow classes.

      From: David <ater_seraph@...>
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2013 2:55 PM
      Subject: [SCA-Archery] Kingdom Bow Catagories
      Greetings fellow archers: I was wondering if your Kingdom has a different, ie more stringent, view on the "Traditional" or "period" longbow classification. I am from AnTir, and here ANY longbow made out of wood, is considered "Period" for the "Traditional" category. I find this sad at the least. If ANY modern, recurve, fiberglass longbow with an arrow rest is "Traditional", then why even have this category? Anyone that uses a medieval style English/Welsh longbow, ie stick bow, will start at a decided disadvantage. Discussion on this? I am curious, being new to SCA Archery, I was a Heavy for MANY years, and I'm kind of seeing a pattern here. Ideas, or stricter measures for what is considered 'Traditional'.?


      Symon Bearo

      (AnTir) Barnony of Adiantum

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