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41Re: Period vs. modern

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  • aleksei1@xxxx.xxx
    Jul 31, 1999
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      M'lord,
      If you can order or borrow a copy of the video "Making a Wood Bow"
      by Mark Keller, I think you'll find it's some of the best money you've
      spent on archery. Very visual and he believes in the KISS principle.
      Best of luck,
      Aleksei Zateev
      AnTir

      On Fri, 30 Jul 1999 21:51:06 -0700 "John Rockwell" <phxrock@...>
      writes:
      >From: "John Rockwell" <phxrock@...>
      >
      >Sitting here and reading the post below it got me thinking. And
      >remembering
      >that I have some Osage and some Hickory that is 2 years old. I have
      >the
      >Bowyers Bible #1 but I am a hands on person. I purchased this wood to
      >make
      >a period longbow. But with just the book this wood will sit and
      >continue to
      >dry until I can find someone that can work with me. End result I want
      >to
      >shoot period and I can't. So for now I will shoot my 62" 55# recurve
      >and
      >enjoy.
      >
      >Ian Griffen
      >
      >
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: Don Goen <archer3@...>
      >To: <SCA-Archery@onelist.com>
      >Sent: Friday, July 30, 1999 9:03 PM
      >Subject: [SCA-Archery] Period vs. modern
      >
      >
      >> From: archer3@... (Don Goen)
      >>
      >> I agree with Kaz. Many seem to think that he is saying if you
      >don't
      >> shoot period, you should be. I didn't see that at all. You can't
      >force
      >> someone to become period in their equipment and style. That comes
      >from
      >> desire. Offering unsolicited education? A way of "testing the
      >waters".
      >> Those that are interested, will be. Once the % was dropped, one
      >archer I
      >> knew was constantly saying, "If I had been shooting open, my score
      >would
      >> have been this". Wrong frame of mind. I don't see myself as being
      >in
      >> "competition" with open div. archers. We live in a modern world,
      >modern
      >> bows will always be there, and in the majority. Far as Corpora goes,
      >one
      >> should look at the "intent", as opposed to the "letter". To promote
      >> period archery, _not_ exclude those who have modern equipment.
      >> Seperate recognition of those that shoot period has been a topic
      >of
      >> some discussion among those I shoot with. I agree that there should
      >be
      >> seperate recognition for period. One day it will happen. It is a
      >> refinement that applys to Archery, that does not apply to heavys.
      >One
      >> thing to keep in mind. Archery can be recreated in the SCA to 100%
      >> authenticity.
      >> Period police: If someone says you aren't period enough, they
      >should
      >> be giving you period equipment they made. Not criticizing what one
      >can
      >> afford, acquire, or desires to shoot.
      >>
      >> Damian >>~~~>
      >> Visit The Outlands Archery page at
      >> http://www.unm.edu/~kballar/archery/archgen.htm
      >>
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