Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Are wheeled rest SCA legal?
- As far as I know you aren't allowed to have any kind of rest that attaches to the bow by screwing it through the riser. Simple glue on plastic rests (not flipper rests) or shooting off the bow shelf is what is acceptable. I know it's in the East Kingdom rules.
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From: Hobbe <clanyoungvp@...>
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2006 1:16 pm
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Are wheeled rest SCA legal?
> I am in the East Kingdom by the way.
> This is the roller rest at it's simplest.
> I can see how it might be thought of as a drop-away.
> No harm in asking though, thank you.
> --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Carolus Eulenhorst
> > I would think not. It would be akin to a dropaway rest which is
> prohibited. The technology, while conceivable in period, is
> modern in
> application. It would change the dynamics of the release
> considerably. I don't believe I have even seen this in modern
> equipment but I am far from up to date on the most recent
> products. Or
> course, if this can be documented either by primary source
> documentation or by actual artifact the case would be reversed.
> > Carolus
- I would happily have her shoot off the shelf. The problem was that
the rest on the recurve has a significant curve to it. The wheeled
rest I saw would have fit perfectly into it.
I have installed a stick-on rubber shelf which is significantly
better than the cheap plastic one that the bow came with.
Once again, thanks to everyone for the advice.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Nest verch Tangwistel
>through the riser that does not use the outlawed plunger button. As
> This is the first instance where I have seen a rest which screws
the rules stand there is no reason this rest cannot be used. It
appears to be legal in the letter of the law. The laws have to be
updated periodically as new equipment is invented. The part about the
bristle rest is new for instance.
>an unfair advantage over someone who is using a simple glue on hook
> Now is it legal in the spirit of the law? Does it give the user
rest? That is the real question. We are trying to promote medieval
style shooting. This is not really a very period method to help your
daughter. Maybe just letting her work through the problems with the
simple stick on rest, or better yet as someone said remove it
competely and shoot off the shelf. I think it is easier in the timed
ends anyway. The more you have to mess with keeping the arrow on a
small rest the harder it is to get a quick and smooth load, draw and
> If it showed up at my range I would qently recommend its removal.