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Re: [SCA-Archery] One Person, One Bow.

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  • locm@osprey.net
    Sounds like fun. Will have to concider it someday. Thanks for the response. Leif of Crescent Moon Calontir archer
    Message 1 of 13 , Jun 28, 2005
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      Sounds like fun. Will have to concider it someday.

      Thanks for the response.

      Leif of Crescent Moon
      Calontir archer


      > Someone wishing to visit and shoot in Caid as a guest need only meet his
      > own home requirements, reciprocity applies. If you should wish to
      > claim your very own Caidan fighter card, all that is required is taking
      > an open book written test (book is available in the archery section of
      > the Marshal's page at www.sca-caid.org), demonstrate you know how to
      > safely inspect your equipment, shoot two 6 arrow ends and one speed
      > end. You're in. Simple?
      >
      > Oh yes, Caid is the home of Great Western War. About 20 minutes from my
      > home in fact. Rules in place? Sure. Come. Shoot, Have fun. That's
      > it. Otherwise it's standard shooting rules.
      >
      > Come on out. We'll be happy to have you. Bring the rest of the
      > Calontiri archers with you.
      > Carolus
      >
      > At 04:09 PM 6/27/2005, you wrote:
      >
      >>So, Carolus, if I were to show up in Caid at an event and wanted to
      >> shoot archery, would I have to go through the authorization process to
      >> shoot?
      >>
      >>Is Caid where the great western war is? Do you have any rules in place
      >> to allow out of kingdom archers to participate in the archery at the
      >> war?
      >>
      >>Just wondering.
      >>
      >>Leif of Crescent Moon
      >>Calontir archer
      >>
      >>
      >> > As I read the history of this rule, it came about as a result of a
      >> King seeing an opportunity to use a superiority of numbers to
      >> advantage regardless of training or experience. Get anyone who can
      >> pull a bow shooting regardless of their training, safety, or
      >> experience. While this would probably have been the case with an
      >> army up against it, but they would be limited by the number of bows
      >> they had with them. As the only shoot existing at the time was the
      >> advancing man, this made sense.
      >> > The real reason this rule remains is out of momentum - it's always
      >> > been there so we keep it.
      >> >
      >> > The safety issue comes in when there are hordes or people shooting
      >> who have never held a bow before in their lives. In the SCA of
      >> thirty five years ago this wouldn't have been much of a problem.
      >> But today, with thousands attending Pennsic, it is. This is where
      >> Caid's authorization system comes in. You're on the list or have a
      >> card, you proved you're safe. Put an inspected bow in your hand
      >> and you're good to go. No safety issue, no problem. Of course,
      >> the advancing man still needs the restriction because of its
      >> concept.
      >> > Carolus
      >> >
      >> > At 10:37 PM 6/26/2005, you wrote:
      >> >
      >> >>I for one never did understand the one person, one bow rule. Our
      >> guild
      >> >> has individuals who come to
      >> >>practice every week, have their own arrows but share a bow. They are
      >> >> familiar with the equipment
      >> >>and shoot quite well with it. Are we trying to say that it is safer
      >> to
      >> >> have someone come to the range
      >> >>with brand new equipment that they have just purchased but have
      >> never
      >> >> used over someone that has
      >> >>to share their equipment but shoots it every week? Or are we trying
      >> to
      >> >> tell people that if they don't
      >> >>have their own equipment we don't want them shooting? Could someone
      >> >> tell me why we are
      >> >>constantly shooting ourselves in the foot with this rule. I thought
      >> we
      >> >> were trying to promote archery,
      >> >>not turn people away.
      >> >>
      >> >>Gareth Thorne
      >> >>
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