Re: Another Bow merchant, thoughts?
- --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Siegfried Sebastian Faust
> Anyone bought/dealt with these folks:Ah.. Bitter Root Bow shop. Yes, I have dealt with these folks on a
number of occasions. The people are very helpful, and they ship very
quickly. The bows they sell are good starter bows, and an even better
place to start if you want to finish the bow yourself.
There bows have a more "finished" look than the ones from
woodbows.com, and comparing the 55# bows from Bitter Root and
Woodbows.com, I think the ones from Bitter Root are a little more
comfortable to shoot, have less hand shock, and a faster cast.
Now, Mind you these are "flat bows" and not the D section "English
Long bow" style bows that Woodbows.com sells.
Now for the downside, the string that typically comes with the bows
from Bitter Root is artificial Sinew, with tied loops. Its is not as
nice as the Flemish string, and I normal replace the strings when I
resell their bows. I also usually sand them, stain them, and varnish
them as well.
The less expensive ones are wood self bows, and you really need to
warm them up properly before shooting them, or you WILL break them.
I've done it. It wasn't fun, but it also wasn't an explosive break.
It was my fault for not warming up the bow properly.
- Konnichi wa, tomodachi...
I made a nice tate ((sort of like a standing pavise for japanese
archery) with my kamon and clan kamon painted on the front...
It is aprox two and a half feet wide, and four feet tall...made of
wood with a brace that allows free-standing...
Do any of the marshals on this list mind if I bring it to the line and
shoot from behind it?
In period it was often stood in place, then advanced as the
I have been in lines where the archers themselves advanced, as
opposed to staying in one place and shooting at closer and
This would be ideal for one of those shoots...
This would also be a proper way for one form of Japanese
Another way would be for an arrow loader to advance the tate as
the archer shot behind him...He would feed the arrows to the
archer, then on command, advance the tate...as a non-shooter...
Date Saburou Yukiie,
Yama Kaminari Ryu
shi wa hei to de aru - all are equal in the grave...