7580Re: [SCA-Archery] Apples and Oranges?
- Dec 1, 2001
> "applications of the same basic technology"And yet the same basic principles are at work. The central
> HARDLY... I dont see more than one moving part on a
> hand bow.
concept of both forms of the weapon is to utilize the stored energy
of a bent bow to propel an arrow. Everything else is just
embellishment of that same central principle. The only notable
difference between the two is that crossbows add a fixed draw
length and mechanically assisted release into the equation. (That's
one or two extra moving parts. Mechanical releases are also used
with handbows -- just not in the SCA because they aren't period.
Unless you count thumbrings. Which are another moving part... =)
> C'mon, theyre NOTHING alike. You can go on thinkingIt's not about me "feeling better," it's about recognizing the simple
> they are if you like if it makes you feel better.(sorry bout
> the sarcasm, Im frustrated)
facts of the matter.
> Have you ever taken a physics class? (Im not bustingYes, in fact I studied engineering. I also shoot both longbows and
> on you, its a serious question) If youre an engineer
> also you may understand where Im going with this.
crossbows, make arrows and bolts, and build/repair crossbows.
That's why I know for a fact that the basic principles of operation of
both are identical.
> Im done.. lol... I dont want to make anyone mad atDon't feel bad. Irrational fear of crossbows is period. ;)
> me.. sorry.
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