RE: [SCA-Archery] Arrow Building
- Intereting thought... I shoot lefty with left helical feathers.. it poses no
problem whatsoever- its really personal preference whether you shoot right
or left, and really doesn't make any difference from what I have seen.. I
shoot the same arrows both left and right handed.
Yours in Service
Dierk zem Grauen Wolf
From: Seán Moore [mailto:an_fear_beag@...]
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 8:35 AM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Arrow Building
The use of left and right hand feathers, whilst being traditional dependent
upon where you lived, assists in overcoming the archers paradox when applied
to longbows and bows without centreshots.
A left handed archer will prefer right winged feathers to spin the arrow to
the leftward as the arrow sits on the right hand side of the bow, the
opposite for right handed archers, and hence hopefully overcoming the
paradox as quickly as possible. Angling of the feathers on the spine will
assist the rate of spin and the overcoming of the paradox.
When shooting a recurve with a centre shot, like you demonstrated, the
effect is almost unnoticeable.
Hope this helps,
Seán the Archer
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