35081Re: [SCA-Archery] arrow length
- Nov 7, 2013One more time- I make shafts in excess of 32" every day in poplar, Douglas fir, Ashe, white oak, lodge pole spruce, and Ipe. Plus I take barter- garb, leatherwork, cookies, first born children, etc.
On Nov 7, 2013, at 7:26 PM, Guy Taylor <greenmanarrows@...> wrote:
Hildebrand occasionally has shafts longer than 32". It will be worth
it to give them a call.
On 11/7/13, Janyn Fletcher <janynfletcher@...> wrote:
> 32" is the longest you will find from suppliers in wood. You can get bamboo
> from Ebay up to 40" and the quality has come a long way in the last 5 or 6
> years. Other than that you can foot the wood shafts or get a dowel maker and
> spin your own shafts. The trouble here is that you have very little control
> over spine and would have to run 100+ to get a dozen that are very close.
> On Thursday, November 7, 2013 2:41 PM, Lynn Palmieri <lynn.palmieri@...>
> You could try a special order from a direct manufacture like
> Wapiti Archery. I'm sure it will be more expensive, and you may have to
> make a
> minimum purchase, but it's worth asking. The only other arrow manufacturing
> I know you could try is to add length to existing shafts by "footing"
> them. There are books and online sites that show you how this is done, and
> can purchase pre-made footings from 3 Rivers Archery or other suppliers.
> a note of caution; in general, you should not let those with longer draw
> lengths than yourself use your bow. They can over-draw your bow and create
> damage or snap it. I have lost a bow that way.
> Good luck.
> Sincerely, Elynor.
> From:SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com] On
> Of chimericalgirl@...
> Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 11:13 AM
> To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [SCA-Archery] arrow length
> A friend of mine is over 6 ft, and he has a really long draw length. I let
> him try my arrows, which are a 32" shaft, but they were still a little
> short for him. An arrow-maker I know told me that 32 is the longest thats
> available, i was just double checking is that true? And if so, what do you
> really tall people do, just not ever pull back all the way? Any suggestions
> my friend? Thanks for all the help! :)
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