34208Re: [SCA-Archery] arrow rest photo?
- Sep 15, 2013On 9/15/13, Guy Taylor <greenmanarrows@...> wrote:
> Rod, who posted the remark you quoted, is actually a very kind
> individual. He's also a very knowladgable, dyed-in-the-wool, English
> longbowman who holds steadfast to the traditional way of doing things.
> Thus, his comment regarding a glove.
> Others on PaleoPlanet make and shoot very heavy longbows. Their gear,
> their knowledge, and their shooting style is such that a glove is not
> needed. These individuals may have little patience with people who
> feel that one is necessary.
> PaleoPlanet is actually the best source I know of for wood bow making
> and shooting, bar none. While some members simply make bows and use
> them, other PP participants research historical practices and
> artifacts quite thoroughly and are very skilled in ancient archery.
> On 9/14/13, Chris Ivins <yuriilev@...> wrote:
>> Thank you for posting this, including the attachment, and it may very
>> be just ornamentation, I do know enough to say that I don't know if it is
>> ornamental, or if it was used as a rest, or for some other purpose. ;-)
>> I read the full discussion on the Paleoplanet page, too. I'm glad I'm not
>> member of the group, though, going by their feelings about shooting with
>> glove on the bow hand,
>> "But then I frown upon those who wear a glove on their bow hand to shoot
>> wooden arrows. Met a bloke once at a shoot who was wearing a garment
>> cutter's maille glove on his hand, he said it was the rule in his
>> club.A club for faint-hearted incompetents, perhaps?"
>> For me it is fun (serious fun), and I take my equipment seriously, but I
>> wear a glove for several reasons when I shoot my recurve, and will do so
>> when I get my Hungarian horse bow and start shooting period. Of course, I
>> have just started a whole new discussion/can of worms, hopefully not,
>> - Iurii
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