RE: Speed rounds
>If you are interested, he kneels on one knee, holds the bow by the string,Something you CAN try, and that I have seen people do, is cocking into
>and literally slams it into the ground butt first. This gives him a
>really fast cock, and the bow is also in a good position to load. Since
>his RR average is over 130, I figure he probably knows something about
>speed shooting! Since I'm trying to do an all-standing style, the method
>isn't one I can use.
They wear a 'period weight lifters belt' (The WIDE belts, often studded),
and place/sew some padding into it ... then they can put the butt of their
stock into the belt and YANK hard and fast back to cock.
Of course this only really works with a breakcock style ... not a free
rolling nut like mine *grin*.
Lord Siegfried Sebastian Faust Barony of Highland Foorde
Minister of Misinformation (Chronicler & Web Minister)
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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