Re: Speed rounds
- When did the first archer try to shoot two arrows? I'll give you odds that
period archers did at times try to "show off" their skill buy shooting two
arrows. Is it a science or an art to shoot two arrows at one time? Does
any one have any documentation for shooting two arrows at once?
>My position from the start has been that the over emphasis on RRs
>is what encourages this kind of behavior. So long as we deify RR
>scores, we shouldn't be surprised at the results.
Red Angus scores better firing two arrows every shot in the speed
round than he does just firing one. His average last year was over 110 in
the open class. I can't say he wouldn't have made his class, but it
helped him. Frankly I'd be lucky to get four arrows off.
Eric de Dragonslaire
On Sun, 7 Nov 1999, Brad Boda d'Aylward wrote:
> From: "Brad Boda d'Aylward" <bradb@...>
> James W. Pratt Jr. wrote:
> > From: "James W. Pratt Jr." <cunning@...>
> > When did the first archer try to shoot two arrows? I'll give you odds that
> > period archers did at times try to "show off" their skill buy shooting two
> > arrows. Is it a science or an art to shoot two arrows at one time? Does
> > any one have any documentation for shooting two arrows at once?
> > James Cunningham
> Science or art? Hmmmmmmm. Neither. Just silliness. I've tried it jes fer
> sh*ts an' giggles and the reality is, two arrows equals the same gram
> weight as one arrow twice as big as my normal arrows. It 'doubles' the
> throw weight needed by my bow and seriously screws up my sight picture
> for that first double arrow release. Now, in an activity where I
> emphasize consistancy in teaching beginners....... it's sort of
> oxymoronic to try working on form only to change the rules (double the
> weight, double the fun) which my equipment has to deal with.
> It's a lark but not to be taken seriously. I don't know if that extra
> arrow has ever boosted anyone over the line into GM or LB rankings.(that
> consistancy thing, you know)
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