RE: [SCA-Archery] Re: Firel arrows.
- It was a very fun shoot for the archers, spectators, and even the marshals.
I have run this shoot 4 times now and found it to be easy for all to shoot.
The glow sticks do not affect the flight path of the arrow so much that the
archer can adjust, even novice archers seem to be able to compensate. I have
had them fire at ranges from 20 yards to 100. The only concerns of note I
1) Visibility, you have to have some way to keep an eye down range for
people walking onto the range. I used at one of these shoots small torches
running along the 45 degree safety about 15' apart. This gave enough light
to see if any one crosses the line.
2) The tape I used to hold the glow sticks on the arrow was a 2" wide clear
packing tape, the tape must run the full length of the glow stick and past
the front slightly. Otherwise the stick has a tendency to pull off during
release and eventually fall off.
And yes seeing 50+ archers loosing at the same time at a 100 yard target was
an impressive site.
Laird Samuel Tosh McTier
Head of Circulum Amicitiarum
From: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com]On
Behalf Of Russ Sheldon
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 10:38 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Firel arrows.
Here's also an idea we did up here in Ealdormere. A Marshal up here (Lord
Tosh) came up with a shoot that used glow sticks. They were amazing, safe
and much fun was had by all. You buy the sticks at a dollar store ( a dollar
a package of 5 or so), tape them on your shaft just in front of the cock
feather and as they are extremely light they hardly effect the flight of the
arrow. We also connected them together to outline targets of both the 3d and
paper variety ( also taping them to bows to help find them on the line after
collecting arrows. Here's a link to some photo's a gentle took.
There are also some on this site, you have to enter and then go to
photography, War of the Trilliums ( 2005) and I think it starts on page 1
and goes to page 2. We shot for hours.(and no the fireworks afterwards were
not from us shooting. ;-) )
BTW seeing a massed shoot of a flight of 50+ arrows in the dark with these
sticks on was amazing. Also it was extremely easy to find the arrows in the
Just some thoughts.
Russ Sheldon / Dafydd ap Sion
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From: "ranulfmayle" <ranulfmayle@...>
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 10:10 PM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Firel arrows.
> Considering the area we are putting the bonfire on was recently
> burned off, I seriously doubt that it will be an issue but I am
> waiting on a call back from the owner. As for talking to the senior
> marshal in the area, hopefully that will happen this weekend. Right
> now we are just kind of playing with a last minute idea we think is
> cool and hope to do. If everything works out, great, if not, oh
> well. If it does happen I will post a link to pics and video as soon
> as possible.
> --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Bruce R. Gordon" <obsidian@...>
>> Soak the ground around the bale thoroughly for many yards in all
> directions. You have checked with the property owner and with the
> senior SCA archery marshal in the region, right? And do check the
> rods carefully, to insure they are reasonably well-grained and won't
> splinter on being loosed. Test-shoot them a few times beforehand to
> guage how they will behave.
>> Ok, since we seem to be on the subject, myself and a few of my
>> > mates are thinking about doing a demonstration night shoot. Not
>> > target shoot, but a light the bonfire with the flaming arrows
>> > shoot. Since arrows tend to be a bit pricy I thought that dowels
>> > be an inexpensive alternative. My question is will their use
>> > add one more unnecessary risk to an already potentially risky
>> > This will only be four or five prepicked archers shooting. Cant
>> > just anybody lobbing flaming arrows down range. Having said
> that, is
>> > the concept itself too dangerous? The bonfire would be in the
>> > of an open field and the range would be kept fairly short for
>> > sake.
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