Re: Can I draw to another spot?
- I realize that I am a bit late in adding to this particular topic,
but for the sake of the safety of every archer....
I have seen what can happen when a bow is over-drawn, due to a too-
short arrow -- I was not there to see it happen, but I did see the
result; picture a modern recurve bow, with a hole through the handle
portion, put there by the arrow as it left the string. Not merely a
hole **in** the bow, but completely *****through***** it.
Now consider what that would do to your hand or arm -- or the archer
next to you.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Richard Yeager <chuymonstre@...>
>will weigh in anyway. If your draw-length is 32" make absolutely
> I know this has caused some arguments on here in the past but I
certain that the bow you get (whether you build or buy) is tillered
to draw that far. Fiberglass backed bows are more forgiving, but
even those will have problems if they were tillered to 28". The
concern about having arrows too short (and putting one through your
hand) is a real concern. So is the damage that you can do to a bow
by overdrawing. Most of the wooden longbows you will commonly find
are tillered to 28'. A four inch overdraw can be incredibly ugly to
the person holding what is left of the bow and anyone within range of
what comes apart.
>10/26/07, Carolus <eulenhorst@...> wrote:
> Cuan mac Niall
> G P <gonfannon@...> wrote: On
> > Actually, unless you need arrows longer than 32" cost isn't acome
> > factor.
> > Carolus
> That's good to hear--using that chest-to-clapped-hands thing, I
> out to exactly 32".
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