Re: Technique for turkish bows
- Does anyone have a pattern for this type of hand protection? I mean
the "wrap" that your fingers fit into that leaves most of your hand
bare but still protects from the fletchings. I shoot off my hand as
well, and found that gardening gloves are too heavy and hot... I saw
one of these at Pennsic and would love to make one. However, I didn't
get a close enough look to really figure it out. Any help would be
appreciated. Or, if anyone sells these, and will be at Better War
Through Archery, I would be happy to purchase one.
>I don't care for gloves. They are too hot and uncomfortable. There
>is,floating around out there somewhere, a pattern attributed to
>Ottokar (of the Middle Kingdom, I believe), which is a single piece
>of leather shaped such that it fits on top of the bow hand and is
>held in place by putting your first finger and thumb through two
>slits. This seems to work well for the people who have tried it. I
>shoot my longbow off the hand but have only tried this a couple
>times. I think I would like it though.
- Im temparly shooting a compound bow. Better than not shooting.
I did somthing as a gag I put a loop on my old recurve bow and tried it with a release works grate. this will not work on a long bow you may snap the bow due to the differant leanths.
I only shoot one of two ways either I shoot release I like or I shoot finger tabs. Not bad. My problem is I always mis place the snap tabs.
works for hunting or compitition for comptiton you will use two sets during a day of shooting.
I cant do gloves of any kind due to frost bite in both. Your not alone in hatred of glove. Hell I even tried the mitten the germans use that was torture
John Rossignol <giguette@...> wrote:
I also use a tab for the 3-finger draw. Here's one thing I have
learned: be careful about shoving your tab into a pouch or pocket when
you aren't using it, because it's easy for it to get bent up. This
doesn't really seem to matter for un-timed shooting, but it can really
slow you down on speed rounds.
Carolus von Eulenhorst wrote:
>It's called a finger tab and I prefer one for recurve shooting as---8<---------------------------------------------
>well. You can get them made of calf skin with the hair on which gives a
>faster release. I like to powder mine with a mixture of baby powder and
>corn starch before shooting for less friction (powder the back side as well
>to make it easier on your fingers).
>At 10:53 AM 2/11/2005, you wrote:
>> After a few times shooting, i found i don't like gloves at all.
>>So I don't wear one. I use one of these You slip your middle finger
>>through the hole and your pulling fingers aren't right on the string.
>> and when Im not shooting I can scratch my nose with that hand :) YAY!
>>I would guess they are easy to make, but I bought mine from some guy
>>at a war.
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