34859Re: [SCA-Archery] What is Period Archery.
- Oct 31, 2013If you build it period you may shoot it Period. If you build it less-than-period than shoot it in the less-than-period category.
---- Bai-Or <baiorofred@...> wrote:
> Not a longbow shooter. But I do know that a $130 fiberglass horsebow
> shoots very, very poorly with lots of hand shock and weak arrow cast.
> These are entry level bows, I wouldn't expect them to be performers but
> they get new people started in period archery for cheap which is an
> absolute win all around. If people want to take it further, then awesome,
> I fully support it. That's part of what the period archery academy is
> about is giving people incentive to take it even further if they want to.
> I should point out, that in my ignorance of longbows I actually do not know
> if a period styled fiberglass longbow would perform better than the period
> material equivalent. If it doesn't perform better than I have absolutely
> no problem with the rules allowing their use as long as it has period style
> and appearance.
> Archery Captain, Shire of Mynydd Seren
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