Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: question for all archers
- This all depends on which bow I'm using. My pinto recurve, I step
through, mainly because the limbs are just long enough and my arms just
short enough that I cannot use a stringer with it. And the person I
bought it from never uses a stringer that I can remember seeing.
But with my flatbow, I've had a couple people cringe when I step through,
mainly they think I would have an easier time with the stringer because of
the poundage of the bow. 55@ 26 vs 35@ 28 for the pinto.
> We emphasize safety and proper equipment maintenance to an extreme
> degree in the SCA, partially because we often deal with relatively
> inexperienced archers. But I suspect that insisting that one
> must at all times use a bowstringer on a recurve is more a force of old
> training and a way of thinking about how to work your tackle than it is an
> actual reflection of what needs to be done at all
> times with all archers under all circumstances.
> Whaddya all think - am I an incipient heretic, or is our emphasis on
> this a bit artificial?