Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: (no subject)
- When Sheldon the Just put fingers to keys it was 11/16/06 11:02 PM...
> I was discussing this issue with the president of theYeah, it's a good rule:
> archery club that I belong to at the last business
> He shoots both recurve and compound. He was also told
> never to use wooden arrows on a compound bow.
> The reason was that the major amount of energy is
> exerted on the arrow initially, when it leaves a long
> bow or recurve.
> With a compound bow, the initial force is less and
> then it increases as the arrow moves forward, due to
> the pulleys and cams.
> Due to archer's paradox, the arrow flexes around the
> So due to this, the wooden arrows spline is
> effectively incorrect for the compound bow.
Never shoot arrows that are not well enough matched to the bow to be safe.
I wouldn't expect arrows spined for a 50# longbow to fly well out of a
50# compound be they wood or carbon or aluminum. But it's going to take
a lot of doing to convince me that it would be unsafe.
Any time a rule says 'Never...', I assume it's because whatever it is is
unsafe. If the problem is that it doesn't work well, the rule should
say, "It doesn't work well to..."
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