Re: Arm Guards
>Hello I have been lurking for a while now, but I have a questionDear Lady,
>someone might be able to help me with:
>I am looking for a pattern for an arm guard that would protect the
>upper arm as well as the forearm.
>I did archery MANY years ago and I want to start again. I got two,
>older recurve bows for Christmas (a 20# and a 25#) and got to shoot
>for about an hour. I had surprisingly good groupings but I also ended
>up with a bruise that any heavy fighter would be proud of. I know
>that part of my problem is technique, but I also have weird double
>jointed elbows. So, until I learn to keep them out of harms way, I
>need an arm guard. HELP!
Most ladies have this issue. It is a function of skeletal differences. It is not
easy to remember to "rotate" your elbow out of the way. :)
The string probably hit your arm, where your elbow joint protrudes more on
'inside' of your arm?
Since I make my own armguards and actually am teaching a class tomorrow on it,
I'll play around with making a pattern, and bounce the idea off of several of our
lady archers. Would be happy to send it to you afterwards. :)
---- Msg sent via CableONE.net MyMail - http://www.cableone.net
- --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Lord Godwin FitzGilbert de Strigoil
> I can provide a basic pattern, that you can modify to fit your arm.Lord Godwin,
I too would be interested in the pattern. Maybe the pattern can be
posted to the community under in the files area? :D