Why is it that the only thing you read was my comment about "a bunch of documentation"?
Please forgive me, I should not have used that generalization, but my reply had to do with your comment that
- "The goal is to encourage period archery. The only way to do that is that we make it an HONOR to have your hear declared "period certified"."
And I said that was NOT the only way.(To encourage period archery)
- "From that we've got people talking about having to write books.."
I said no such thing. For me, writing up even several FULL pages of text can be a lot of extra work, maybe if I hadn't mentioned documentation at all you would have got what I was trying to say: my point was that archery for me is fun & relaxing, I do it as a break from real life and the research and work I do on my persona in general; and IF I have to do extra work/documentation to be "period certified" and shoot period, THAT would make it lose the appeal for me.
Notice that I said "IF", as in: IF that were to be the requirement to be able to shoot period.
If that were to be a standard to set for a certain level of achievement, then by all means do so, I am not sure I would be able to meet that standard, mainly because of the method of acquiring my 'period' archery kit so far.
My documentation for my gear/kit would most likely be limited to "I bought my Horse Bow and self-nock arrows from a seller in China on eBay, the bow is a Hungarian-style Horse Bow with the riser made from Beech wood and the limbs are laminated fiberglass, covered with leather and sinew/tendon. The arrows are 11/32" Cedar shafts, the fletchings are turkey feathers tied on with thread and sealed with a lacquer clear-coat, the points are modern field points, 125 grains."
It would difficult/prohibitively expensive to have my garb and kit fully replicate my persona completely because of health reasons.
On Tue, 10/29/13, Kevin Smith <kevinsmith5@...> wrote:
What is the obsession with "a bunch of
documentation" I said "more than one example of it
being period correct". From that we've got people
talking about having to write books...
On Oct 29, 2013, at 4:57 PM, Chris Ivins <yuriilev@...>
>No, that is not the ONLY way. ONE way is to show
>people the 'fun' and enjoyable part of it.
>My personal example is myself: I got encouraged by period
>archers letting me try their bows and crossbow out, and I
>liked it, and have recently stated shooting period. If I
>have to start striving to be "Period Certified" it
>will turn me off immediately, and I will just go back to
>shooting Open. If I have to go dig up and write up a bunch
>of documentation just so I can be 'certified' and
>shoot period, it loses the appeal that drew me in.
>That is purely my opinion from my perspective, your results
>may vary with experience and mileage.
On Tue, 10/29/13, Kevin Smith <kevinsmith5@...>
The goal is to encourage period archery.
The only way to do that is that we make it an HONOR to have
your hear declared "period certified".