You should have no difficulty with any standard longbow out there.
Remember, you are holding the center of the bow at shoulder height. This
means that the mid point of a six foot long bow is four and a half feet
of the ground giving you a foot and a half clearance. No problem.
As to poundage, the best thing is to go to practice and try pulling
different bows. Find a weight you can just hold at full draw for ten
seconds. if you can hold longer the you will outgrow the bow quickly and
if you can't hold that long the bow is too heavy for you (overbowed).
Be sure to have a competent person check your eye dominance to determine
if you should be shooting left or right handed. It is more important to
match shooting handedness to your dominant eye than to your traditionally
On Fri, 09 Jul 2004 20:21:07 -0000 "roguekitty75" <emaccat076@...
> I hope this email finds everyone in good health and spirit. I am
> currently returning to the SCA after a four year absence. I am very
> excited to begin archery and have been looking into purchasing a
> longbow. The problem is that I am rather petite at 5'1 and don't
> think a traditional size bow would fit me. Is there a way to
> measure my pull so I can accurately purchase a bow online or would
> it be better to have someone help me at archery practice? I am
> located in the Kingdom of Atenveldt/Barony of Twin Moons.
> Thank you in advance for any information that you may be able to
> In service,
> m'lady Gwen
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