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Re: Last of the dang Spine Issue_not.

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  • Lord Cain Saethydd
    Is Pip taking into acount all possible reasons for a wider strings? Cain ... bows ... here ... looking ... then ... up
    Message 1 of 3 , Aug 17 8:10 PM
      Is Pip taking into acount all possible reasons for a wider strings?


      Cain

      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Daniel Hawley"
      <daniel_hawley@y...> wrote:
      > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Lord Godwin FitzGilbert de
      > Strigoil <archergodwin@c...> wrote:
      >
      > > Maybe we should ask Pip exactly how the theory of 100-150lb
      bows
      > came into being? Or
      > > somebody at the Mary Rose Trust. The vast majority of archers
      here
      > buy their shafts already round. Not very
      > > 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
      looking
      > at the bows, which were guessed at being from 80 - 180 lbs, and
      then
      > looking at the nock ends of the arrows.
      > 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
      up
      > 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.
      >
      > Daniel
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