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  • Frederick Fenters
    I suggest you contact members of the Guintarian (?sp) Archers Guild. Iain Gourdon of Glen Awe, Arwenna of Kelsley, or Nigel FitzMaurice (the Archer General)
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      I suggest you contact members of the Guintarian (?sp) Archers Guild. Iain
      Gourdon of Glen Awe, Arwenna of Kelsley, or Nigel FitzMaurice (the Archer
      General) are prominent members.

      Padraig MacRaighne


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      Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 11:47 AM
      Subject: [SCA-Archery] Digest Number 1454


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      > There are 6 messages in this issue.
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      > Topics in this digest:
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      > 1. Re: Re: [SCA-MissileCombat] List Ownership Change ...
      > From: Wolferam <lord_wolferam@...>
      > 2. Newbie info needed (Akron, OH)
      > From: "Gary" <glawrence@...>
      > 3. Re: Newbie info needed (Akron, OH)
      > From: Carolus Eulenhorst <eulenhorst@...>
      > 4. Re: Newbie info needed (Akron, OH)
      > From: "Gary Lawrence" <glawrence@...>
      > 5. Re: Newbie info needed (Akron, OH)
      > From: Carolus Eulenhorst <eulenhorst@...>
      > 6. Old Bow Tips was Re: Newbie info needed (Akron, OH)
      > From: "jameswolfden" <jameswolfden@...>
      >
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      > Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 12:28:05 -0800 (PST)
      > From: Wolferam <lord_wolferam@...>
      > Subject: Re: Re: [SCA-MissileCombat] List Ownership Change ...
      >
      > I have to say as a relatively new archer, without this list, I would still
      be in the dark on so many issues and topics. Therefore I too extend my
      gratetude to Lord Macsen for his fine work on these lists. Thank you Lord
      Macsen and enjoy a much deserved rest.
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      > Yama Kaminari no Date Saburou Yukiie <kabuto@...> wrote:
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      > You have done much good by starting and maintaining the lists
      > you have worked on. It is lamentable that whatever your
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      > Archery is a good thing to be studied, and many people will
      > continue to learn from these lists...
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      > Message: 2
      > Date: Sun, 02 Nov 2003 18:13:59 -0000
      > From: "Gary" <glawrence@...>
      > Subject: Newbie info needed (Akron, OH)
      >
      > Where is a good place to get traditional supplies and practice around
      > here?
      > also how can I determine my bow's pull weight ( unmarked wood longbow
      > found in aunts basement)
      >
      > Gary Lawrence
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      > Message: 3
      > Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 14:14:24 -0800
      > From: Carolus Eulenhorst <eulenhorst@...>
      > Subject: Re: Newbie info needed (Akron, OH)
      >
      > First off is where is "around here"? Second, Don't try pulling an old
      > wood longbow without oiling and cleaning it first and then gradually warm
      > it up with gradual slow pulls to short draws first. Draw to the point
      > where you just feel resistance, let down then draw an inch or two
      > further, let down, and repeat until you reach your full draw. Do this
      > slowly and listen and feel for any cracking or signs of failure. Be sure
      > to wear safety goggles rated for racquetball or similar impact sport use
      > and a heavy, long sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed toe shoes. An
      > exploding bow can really hurt. The best place to check a bow's pull is
      > with your local marshal or pro shop.
      > Carolus
      >
      > On Sun, 02 Nov 2003 18:13:59 -0000 "Gary" <glawrence@...> writes:
      > > Where is a good place to get traditional supplies and practice
      > > around
      > > here?
      > > also how can I determine my bow's pull weight ( unmarked wood
      > > longbow
      > > found in aunts basement)
      > >
      > > Gary Lawrence
      >
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      > Message: 4
      > Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 18:03:49 -0500
      > From: "Gary Lawrence" <glawrence@...>
      > Subject: Re: Newbie info needed (Akron, OH)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > > First off is where is "around here"?
      >
      > I'm in Akron, OH (Middle Kingdom)
      > a friend recently introduced to the SCA and I thought Archery would be
      > cool. I've looked around a few places in town and everyone caters to the
      > compound hunting crowd.
      >
      > >Second, Don't try pulling an old
      > > wood longbow without oiling and cleaning it first and then gradually
      warm
      > > it up with gradual slow pulls to short draws first. Draw to the point
      > > where you just feel resistance, let down then draw an inch or two
      > > further, let down, and repeat until you reach your full draw. Do this
      > > slowly and listen and feel for any cracking or signs of failure. Be
      sure
      > > to wear safety goggles rated for racquetball or similar impact sport use
      > > and a heavy, long sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed toe shoes. An
      > > exploding bow can really hurt. The best place to check a bow's pull is
      > > with your local marshal or pro shop.
      > > Carolus
      >
      > Thanks for the heads up and tip
      >
      > Gary Lawrence
      >
      >
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      > Message: 5
      > Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 16:41:14 -0800
      > From: Carolus Eulenhorst <eulenhorst@...>
      > Subject: Re: Newbie info needed (Akron, OH)
      >
      > Try checking out 3 Rivers Archery online at
      > http://www.3riversarchery.com/. Their address is
      > 3Rivers Archery
      > PO Box 517
      > Ashley IN 46705
      > Also check the Middle Kingdom web site at www.midrealm.org and look for
      > archery info or your local group and get in touch with the local archery
      > officer.
      > Carolus
      >
      > On Sun, 2 Nov 2003 18:03:49 -0500 "Gary Lawrence" <glawrence@...>
      > writes:
      > >
      > snip
      > > I'm in Akron, OH (Middle Kingdom)
      > > a friend recently introduced to the SCA and I thought Archery would
      > > be
      > > cool. I've looked around a few places in town and everyone caters to
      > > the
      > > compound hunting crowd.
      > >
      > snip
      > > Thanks for the heads up and tip
      > >
      > > Gary Lawrence
      >
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      > Message: 6
      > Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 02:12:17 -0000
      > From: "jameswolfden" <jameswolfden@...>
      > Subject: Old Bow Tips was Re: Newbie info needed (Akron, OH)
      >
      > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Carolus Eulenhorst
      > <eulenhorst@j...> wrote:
      > > Second, Don't try pulling an old
      > > wood longbow without oiling and cleaning it first and then
      > gradually warm
      > > it up with gradual slow pulls to short draws first. Draw to the
      > point
      > > where you just feel resistance, let down then draw an inch or
      > two
      > > further, let down, and repeat until you reach your full draw. Do
      > this
      > > slowly and listen and feel for any cracking or signs of failure.
      > Be sure
      > > to wear safety goggles rated for racquetball or similar impact
      > sport use
      > > and a heavy, long sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed toe
      > shoes. An
      > > exploding bow can really hurt. The best place to check a bow's
      > pull is
      > > with your local marshal or pro shop.
      > > Carolus
      >
      > Good advice and I will add the following tips from the Bowyer's
      > Bible.
      >
      > Check the bow out carefully. If you are in SCA, a marshall can
      > check out your bow. You are looking for cracks or other signs of
      > damage. Careful, though, a lot of lemonwood bows can look fine
      > and still blow up at first draw.
      >
      > Next, string the bow to a low brace height 5" to 6" and just let it sit
      > for six to eight hours. Do this for 4 to 5 days before even
      > attempting to pull it. Finally do some partial pulls to warm up the
      > bow and then follow Carolus advice.
      >
      > And, if you have never strung it yet, the bow can blow up on
      > stringing it if it has severely dried out. So be careful right from
      > the get go.
      >
      > James
      >
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