Re: [SCA-Archery] A tip on longbow arrows
- Harry Bilings wrote:
> I would guess that that heavy a tip effectively lighten that spine weigh a lot. If you like them that is what counts.The object of the game is to get the shaft to bend the right amount at
> humble archer
> Ravens Fort Ansteorra
> For me, 30" 65#-spine maple shafts with 218 grain bodkins fly beautifuly
> out of a 55# shelfless longbow.
the right time/place as it leaves the bow.
Probably less confusing to say that the heavier head bends the shaft
more. So you need a stiffer shaft for a heavier head so that the bend
happens the way you want it. Or a heavier head to bend the shaft more if
it's not bending enough.
If the adjustment s small, a change in brace height will help. (so long
as the bow isn't center-shot)
It's so easy to get this stuff wrapped around your head the wrong way...
- Yes, it would.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, blkknighti@a... wrote:
> Wouldn't the massive war head that would be being used on these
> substantially reduce the effective spine?
> In a message dated 8/23/04 12:05:32 AM, mike.otoole@s... writes:
> > Actually the stick would have an effect. The poplar shafts I
> > the specifications of those recovered from the Mary Rose weighed
> > grains or roughly .1 pound (1.6 oz) we also threw them on the
> > tester for kicks and giggles and got 120-140 pound results.
> > Mike O'Toole
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