Re: Last of the dang Spine Issue_not.
- Is Pip taking into acount all possible reasons for a wider strings?
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Daniel Hawley"
> --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Lord Godwin FitzGilbert debows
> Strigoil <archergodwin@c...> wrote:
> > Maybe we should ask Pip exactly how the theory of 100-150lb
> came into being? Orhere
> > somebody at the Mary Rose Trust. The vast majority of archers
> buy their shafts already round. Not verylooking
> > many I'm guessing, are shooting shafts they have rounded
> themselves without power tools. Heck, there are
> > probably people shooting Hex shafts... ;)
> I know the answer to the question of how Pip came up with the 100 -
> 150 lb bows, as I spoke to him on this subject recently. By
> at the bows, which were guessed at being from 80 - 180 lbs, andthen
> looking at the nock ends of the arrows.up
> Working with what he knows about the string materials used then he
> believes that a string that will fit the arrows would be dafe for
> to 120lbs. Allowing for the risk of breakage being higher than we
> would put up with today gave him the max wieght of 150lbs.
> I am also lucky enough to live local to The Mary Rose, and having
> done some archery displays, and film work for them have got to see
> the artifacts close up. I cannot fault Pip's logic or reasoning on
> this one.