Re: Wooden recurves
- I don't rightly agree with a few points here. I don't use arm
guards. Have not need to in years. I simply hold my bow correctly.
When I do hit my arm, I curse myself, then don't do it for a year or
Second, I shoot many varieties of bows. Different
lengths/poundages/styles. I can shoot them all proficiently, if not
expertly (so long as I am in shape). To limit oneself to only one
bow can limit your growth. Meaning, it is hard to get better if you
cannot train yourself to adapt and overcome the differences you will
encounter in the enviroment. Using different bows helps very much
towards simulating hot or cold. moist or dry weather. Using
different arrows can do the same, as well as impart a deflection
that simulate wind drift. And, you can use them during any
competition if you do the following.
The A Number One Rule to become Good at archery is this simple word:
CONSISTANCY, CONSISTANCY, CONSISTANCY!
That is, consistancy in the archer. If you are consistant, and able
to adapt, you can use any bow equaly.
THL Cain, Bowmaster Elite, Atenveldt
Twice Arizona State Outdoor Barebow Champion
Disabled American Veteran
Apprenticed to Baron Master Blackarrow, Bowmaster Elite, Atenveldt
Current King of Umbria, Adrian Empire
Twice U.S. Barebow Champion
Past World Longbow Champion
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Dan Martin
> Hello Im 50 now have shot a bow since I was seven. Im
> a fanatic bow fan. Even carried a bow in Nam and
> Idea throw away your arm guard get a good thick peace
> of leather wrap that with rawhide on you support arm
> that will kill the rash and burn it will also help
> with the shock. also wrap leather or rawhide on you
> hand grip. Take a thin peace of leather and run it up
> you bow arms that will also reduce some shock will not
> cut the waight.
> Rember what you practice with is what you shoot. If
> you shoot a 40 practicing when you go to the heavier
> bow you will shoot a 40 supconsuly.
> Iooking for a non exspensive wood recurve go to ebay.
> I have bought 43 bows off ebay in the last two yrs for
> my boys in the SAL sons of the american legion. I
> teach archery. You can buy bows from 10 up. I bought a
> teriffic lemon wood bow recurve for 30 I wouldnt take
> 200 for it. I have a distain for compound bows. Long
> bows and short bows are my love I do shoot recurve.
> Want to have some fun go find a flat bow. Indian...To
> the best of my knowledge no whites ever used it
> militaryily. That bow has shock at all waights but
> hits like a brick. I killed a bobcat at 50yrs with one
> and the bow was only a 40lb. My intention was to get
> close enough to make him run. Really didnt want to
> kill him. He is now on my wall. Not a big deal bobcats
> are over pop here but I just dont like to kill them.
> --- Alaric de Colville <awilisch@...> wrote:
> > Actually I don't want to reduce it. Sure it was a
> > shock and it's
> > causing some aggrivation, but my goal is to get
> > physically able to
> > consistantly shoot the 60# bow. It's always good to
> > have something to
> > shoot for. I think I'll just get a lighter weight
> > bow for archery
> > practice. I've been browsin woodbows.com and am
> > toying with one of
> > their 45# longbows if I can't find a recurve I like.
> > --Alaric
> > --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Rj Bachner"
> > <ragiwarmbear@> wrote:
> > >
> > > Well if it is an all wood bow , it could be re
> > tillered to be
> > lighter and
> > > then restained and resealed. I am sure there is
> > someone in your area
> > that
> > > can re tiller the bow or send it to me and I can
> > re tiller it.
> > >
> > > What sort of bow is it? All wood is workable, wood
> > and fiberglass is
> > not.
> > >
> > > All the way to 40 lbs is a big drop but doable.
> > >
> > > Shorten the limbs, lighten the tips and retiller
> > it and you get a
> > nice fast
> > > light bow or leave the bow long, and make it a
> > little whip tillered.
> > There
> > > is loads we can do for you
> > >
> > > Ragi
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