Re: "period" vs. "non-period"
- Conversely, look at the number of "late period" personas fighting in
spangenhelms! I am fortunate, as a Welshman from some time between
the 13th and 16th centuries I use a longbow. I acquired a very
faithful rendition of the english longbow that pulls 30# at 28. My
Knight however, is a norseman through and through, firmly mired in
the 10th century, so I am often found in viborg shirts and leg
bindings as often as doublets or houpelandes. I think the only effect
persona has on archery is if you feel strongly about your persona and
it is one whose culture and time would have used a bow, then do the
research and try your hand at shooting something pertinent to your
persona. It really is fun.
It is important though to remember what has been stated here
regarding new shooters and traditional equipment. I have 12 expert
marksman awards with a modern rifle and after 3 months still have
difficulty getting my longbow to do the same thing twice! My knight
has a shoot-through bear recurve though that comes much closer to
consistency, I imagine due to a more forgiving design.
James ap Llywelyn
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Carolus Eulenhorst
> Yes. There is no requirement for a persona to even exist. Look atthe
> number of Vikings fighting in 15th century plate.persona
> In service to the dream
> Carolus von Eulenhorst
> On Tue, 31 Dec 2002 21:12:34 -0500 "Nathaniel S. Prentice"
> <prentice@s...> writes:
> > Yes, but would a recurve that is not known to fit with the
> > (i.e.
> > Scottish Highlander in late 1500's) be acceptable in an SCA
> > tournament?
> > Alisdar
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