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35081Re: [SCA-Archery] arrow length

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  • Kevin Smith
    Nov 7, 2013
      One 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.
      > Janyn
      > On Thursday, November 7, 2013 2:41 PM, Lynn Palmieri <lynn.palmieri@...>
      > wrote:
      > 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
      > tip
      > 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
      > you
      > can purchase pre-made footings from 3 Rivers Archery or other suppliers.
      > Also
      > 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
      > Behalf
      > Of chimericalgirl@...
      > Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 11:13 AM
      > To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [SCA-Archery] arrow length
      > Hello,
      > 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
      > for
      > my friend? Thanks for all the help! :)

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