Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Parts and supplies
- roguenad2000 wrote:
> ...A heavy, slow bow will want heavier arrows to carry the energy away with them, thus reducing the handshock. I have such a bow, shooting ~500 grain arrows with it is just slightly more pleasant than hammering directly on my left hand. ~800 grain arrows are a joy.
> Also, you will find that bows with heavier tips tend to have more
> hand shock as the bow tips slamm forward on release as compared to
> an identical bow with less mass at the tips.
_Most_ handshock problems are from too-light arrows. The rest are bad tillering.
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