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33823Re: [SCA-Archery] Kingdom Bow Catagories

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  • ater seraph
    Jul 4, 2013
      Greetings Aleksei:

      I DID read it, and have it here. I am posting a copy of the section that you mentioned. It seems pretty clear, that a modern style recurve bow shoots in the period catagory, as long as they are using the correct arrow types. How do the rest of you see it? 


      c. Handbows
      i. Recurve: Any bow with recurved limb ends and a cutout sight window. 
      Includes bows with only slightly recurved limb ends and cutout sight 
      windows, where the string does not touch or only slightly touches the 
      recurved portion of the limb. Includes bows modeled on the Asian style 
      recurves characterized by static recurved limb tips, or Siyahs, with or 
      without a cutout sight window.
      ii. Longbow: Any bow with straight limbs or slightly recurved limb ends, 
      with or without a cutout sight window, where the bowstring does not 
      touch or only slightly touches the limb ends. Modern longbows having 
      an arrow shelf built into the bow are, by definition, longbows.
      d. Crossbows: Any bow meeting the crossbow equipment standards in D.4. 
      Crossbows may be shot from any position consistent with safety standards. No 
      artificial supports may be used.
      e. Period bow: A handbow or crossbow that conforms in spirit and/or actuality to 
      bows common during the time period covered by the SCA. 
      i. The following are prohibited: 
      o Full or partial center cut sight windows.
      o Limb marks or sighting aids.
      o Non-period arrow rests.
      o Take down bows.

      From: "zateev@..." <zateev@...>
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2013 4:05 PM
      Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Kingdom Bow Catagories

      I would suggest that you read the period section of the An Tir Book of Target that can be found at www.zateev.net/ontarget   I believe that you will find that your interpretation is in error.
      Archos Aleksei Zateev, OGGS

      From: "David" <ater_seraph@...>
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, July 4, 2013 11:55:40 AM
      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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