Re: Re: [sca-archery]: 'Bic Lighter Society' - long
>From: "Brad Boda d'Aylward" <bradb@...>Hey, Brad! Find me at the range, we'll go hoist a couple and get up to
>Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: [sca-archery]: 'Bic Lighter Society' - long
>Date: Tue, 03 Aug 1999 17:46:31 -0400
>From: "Brad Boda d'Aylward" <bradb@...>
> > I live in Aethelmearc, which also saw a new Ludicrous Bowman this year,
> > Master-at-Arms Cormac Dubh. Both he and Connor Bowsplitter shoot modern
> > recurves, but they are shooting handbows, not crossbows.
>(Brad pokes his head above the tall grass growing around here)
>UMMMM.... A possible correction here. Master Cormac, I believe, achieved
>his LB ranking shooting a 96# American Flat Bow and I understand from
>him that this is a first in the Society. Period equipment? Period
>poundage? Should we expect the archer (in the spirit of recreating in
>the most exacting manner possible) to use period weight??? The skeletal
>remains unearthed in archaeology digs over there show definite skeletal
>deformities due to the incredible poundage achieved through beginning
>archery at six years old and working up to the age of entry into the
>king's levies. How far are we going to take this?? (Cormac would do it
>just to prove that he could)
> > With respect,
> > Ragnar Ketilsson,
> > BMDL, Aethelmearc
>Ragnar!!! What up bro???
date: there have been a few changes here and there since Memorial Day.
As regards Cormac's using a flatbow to break 120, I should have known. If
anyone in the Society was going to do it, it would be him.
My assumption that anyone shooting that well had to be using modern tack was
just that, an assumption, where Master Cormac was concerned: my apology to
him and my thanks to Brad for the correction.