Re: [SCA-Archery] Shoulder vs Hip Quiver
- What you ask is one of those "swear by "/"swear at" sort of things. It's
more personal preference then anything. However, even as a user of a hip
quiver I can say that a properly made shoulder quiver has a number of
advantages for a traditional archer. The only problem is that so few are
First women and men are different. In general women have a greater range
of movement in the shoulder area. So this should result in an advantage
for you. However to get the most out a shoulder quiver you need to
position it correctly. The best position will place the nocks of your
arrows just below the crown of your skull just to the side of your head
(the side away from your bow hand). And the shorter a draw required to
clear the quiver, the better (so that means a short quiver in relation
to the arrow length).
>I just made a gorgeous quiver (from the sleeve of an old
>leather/sheepskin jacket). It's really pretty.
>I have a question...
>Do any of you find it advantageous at all to have a shoulder quiver
>vs a hip quiver..particularly when it comes to speed rounds ?
>(I'm asking because I'm going to finish this quiver as one or the
>other and I'd like to put the straps on in the right place.)
>I'm used to using only a hip quiver, but if I can get an extra arrow
>off in a speed round with a shoulder quiver, I'm willing to give it a
>- Sara -
- Amen to that. A lot of people in this country gripe about the military
budget, and put down soldiers and sailors, but one thing history has
shown again and again is: when we need 'em, we *need* 'em, and then the
complainers are sure glad to have them. My hat is off to the USMC, one
of the finest bodies of fighting men the world has seen. Their defense
of Wake Island ranks with that of Thermopylae.
Date Saburou Yukiie wrote:
>Konnichi wa, tomodachi,
>I would like to extend a solemn bow, and a warm handshake to those of
>you on this excelent list whose birthday it is today - members of the
>fine fighting unit and band of brothers known as United States Marine
>Corps, past and present.
>May you always shoot with a keen eye and your arrows fly true.
>Happy birthday, and Semper Fidelis, Marines.
>Date Saburou Yukiie
>Yama Kaminari Ryu
>E-5 USMC 2311