Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Stringwalking
- Stringwalking is one of the things that is really not understood by most in
the SCA. it is a very accurate way of shooting still targets (which 99% of
what we do is shooting still targets) with that said most folks will not put
the time in to learn how to shoot a bow for stringwalking to work right.
first thing one must do is abandon any idea of instinctive shooting you must
learn how your bow shoots at every distance you shoot at. there is no more
guessing that target is 27 yards away you are now picking that spot and
shooting your arrow for 27 yards.
if any one would like an in detail on how this works and are in the middle
kingdom ( I don't travel out of it much) I have 35 years of practice doing
this. my brother holds many titles including 1 world champion ship. he is
the only bear bow shooter I know who has shoot a clean 300 with 52 spots on
a 20 yard indoor target using stingwalking.
Baron Gwylym Penbras (Middle kingdom) funny thing to find out that there 2
Baron Gwylyms out there ;-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nest verch Tangwistel" <eastarch@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 10:28 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Stringwalking
> Stringwalking is a form of aiming where you move your fingers on the
> string instead
> of changing your aiming point or tilting your body. Maybe at 20 yards you
> have one
> finger over and two under. Then as you move to further targets you move
> your hand up
> the string so at 40 maybe all three fingers are over the knocking point.
> The arrow
> is still nocked in the same place so it is now tilted more upwards.
> The only person I saw who used stringwalking as an aiming techinque was 93
> last time
> I saw him. I don't know of anyone else who uses it. I think it has falled
> out of
> favor since your bow has to be tuned very carefully to accept the
> differences in
> draw. Or maybe it is just unpopular locally. Does anyone else know anyone
> who uses
> stringwalking consistently as their aiming style?
> --- ranulfmayle <ranulfmayle@...> wrote:
>> Ok, having read all these posts I must confess confusion as to what
>> exactly string walking is. I am a fairly new archer and have never
>> heard this term before. I get that it has something to do with
>> either nock or finger placement on the string but not sure past that.
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- If I were a dog I know my preference ... but I guess thats why I'm not a
dog...OMG eating bon bons off a women breast, the vision in my head is... for lack
of a better term.... titillating! :)
In a message dated 1/23/06 2:20:05 PM, capt_cain@... writes:
> Dogs are natural[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> hunters, so, let them hunt! They are not meant to be sitting on a
> couch or a large woman's breast eating bon-bons all day =). It is
> not in their nature.