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RE: [SCA-Archery] Digest Number 2281

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  • Carolus von Eulenhorst
    Very well spoken my lord. Far better than the comment I had in mind. Carolus ... -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
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      Very well spoken my lord. Far better than the comment I had in mind.
      Carolus

      At 11:33 AM 5/27/2006, you wrote:


      >Message 3
      > From: "Karen Nelson" mermaidx3@...
      > Date: Fri May 26, 2006 8:44pm(PDT)
      >Subject: Re: Olympic Archery without a shelf
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      >I'm sorry you and the SCA only recognize the English long bow as
      >being period. However as an ancient and medieval historian I know
      >that more bows are period than the Long bow. There are recurves that
      >go farther back in history than the Long Bow.
      >
      >Very good and valid point. The lack of recognition of anything but an ELB
      >is NOT Society wide, I can assure you.
      >
      > I'm also sorry that I can not spend $1000 to purchase a bow that
      >does not contain fiberglass laminates. However laminations were
      >period, using animal sinu and glues that are actually better than our
      >curent synthics. However I'm not a bowyer, although I make my own
      >arrows.
      >
      >I do not necessarily agree that sinew and hide glues are BETTER than modern
      >materials, but will agree that they served the same purpose admirably well.
      >
      > As far as plastic nock vs. self nocks, you can throw your arrows
      >away and start over when the nock breaks. I'll just replace the nock
      >and use it till it really is broken. Since I am making arrows for
      >about 4 people, who break arrows like they were a child going through
      >candy, I'll take the 5 point penalty and work at being a better
      >archer to make up the penalty.
      >
      >The only place this really matters is in the period divisions of some
      >specialty shoots. I use plastic nocks on 90 percent of what I fletch for
      >exactly the reasons you point out. Self or horn nocks look so damned cool,
      >though!
      >
      > I will refrain from bringing my non-traditional equipment to events
      >and practices where SCA people are present so as not to offend.
      >However that does not mean I don't think these things can help me
      >become a better archer by showing me what my form errors are.
      >
      >Bring what you want to practices. Shoot what you will, as long as it is SCA
      >legal and the marshal in charge says okay. Keep the non-period stuff home
      >from demos and places where you are on public display. If someone asks
      >about your plastic nocks at a demo, tell them about horn insets and such,
      >explaining that the plastic modern nocks allow you to use the equipment
      >longer and thus more frugally. Citing the wallet factor, especially if you
      >tell someone the cost of materials for a dozen arrows, gains sympathy and
      >respect, in my experience.
      >
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      >Antoinette
      >Forester Padraig MacRaighne
      >Pentamere Regional Archery Marshal,
      >Deputy Archer General of the MidRealm
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