Re: compounds vs. longbows vs. recurves
- I would have to say, having shot all styles of bows, my favourite
is the English Longbow. There is something special about shooting a
bow that is almost unchanged since pre-history. A weapon that would
be instantly recognisable to my ancestors, the bowmen that helped
shape European history.
An American Flatbow (I know a lot of you across the pond call this
a "longbow" but to me, and most English (or British) archers a
Longbow must be made entirely of wood, D sectioned, and no arrow
shelf) is not quite right, it almost has the feel of a hybrid
between a true longbow and a modern recurve.
A recurve bow is too easy for me, unless you are talking about a
Mogolian or similar, using a thumb-ring, there's a challenge, but I
don't "connect" with it.
A compound is just plain wrong. It ruins my rythm, forces me to
aim, and is too easy. I can't feel the shot, the bow is too
A crossbow might just as well be a gun, you point it and pull the
trigger, again, way too easy.
- BYE with language like that we don't need you.
>From: "Bob Upson" <wyvern@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: compounds vs. longbows vs. recurves
>Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 22:07:08 -0400
>On 21 Oct 2003 at 18:53, Nest verch Tangwistel wrote:
> > Daniel, don't raise to his bait. It is always the same story. He makes
> > some seriously jerky statement and then argues with everyone who
> > complains. This happens about once every 3 months or so.
>Feel free to go fuck yourself.
>My patience with this list is about at an end. I'd strongly suggest
>someone start a new one because this list's days are numbered. I've
>spent enough time and money on it and generally received nothing but
>aggravation in return.
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