Re: Guinness record?
- According to Webster's (Universal College Dictionary), the (human)
face is "the front part of the head, from the forehead to the chin".
Since most peoples' ears are located on the sides of their heads, my
understanding is that the ears can not be considered as being part of
Maybe the folks at Guinness happen to use a different definition
of "face", though...
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Carolus <eulenhorst@...> wrote:
> We would have to ask Guinness for clarification
> but I was always under the impression that the
> ear was a part of the face. As the purpose of
> the rule appears to prevent short draws, this should not be a
> At 09:17 PM 6/1/2008, you wrote:
> >I know that my opinion is not always as highly regarded as others',
> >yet I feel a need to (again) chirp in. I have to agree with Egil on
> >his assesment of the rules; I happen to not draw to my face -- but
> >my ear. According to the SPTA/Guiness rules, I would have to change
> >my anchor point, thereby drawing short, just to be within those
> >rules. How many others would need to change their anchor point,
> >so their fingers will touch their face?
- From the SPTA rules:
There are four classes of bow, outlined below.
Bows in any class can be of any draw weight.
No sight marks, stabilisers, draw checks,
release aids etc. allowed in any class. All
decisions regarding equipment are made by
the event organiser.
Wooden bows only, 'self' or laminated.
Nocks: `self'/horn/hardwood . No recurve. `D'
section , depth no less than 5/8 of width
American Longbow (AFB):
Min. length 60in. Fibreglass laminations
allowed. Reflex & reflex/deflex bows allowable
but string must only touch nocks when braced.
Includes straight limbed fibreglass bows.
Hunting style Recurve
Self or composite bows, with timber risers
only, shelf/arrow rests allowable; one piece or
take down, composite bows.
Includes beginners recurved fibreglass bows
Primitive (classic) Bows
`SImple'*:Self bows of natural materials, shot
around the handle, backings of natural
materials (e.g. sinew/rawhide/snakeskin/linen).
Reflex or setback allowable, but string must
touch bow only at nocks when braced.
`Classic'* Includes composite bows
(*Class subdivisions at organisers discretion)
No shelves/rests allowed in any subdivision
In ALL cases timber shafts and real feather
fletchings ONLY, plastic/self nocked.
Permissible arrowheads at event organiser's
All styles of finger/thumb releases acceptable.
including thumbrings for suitable `eastern' style
*JUNIORS: bow lengths proportionately
This should help to ease the confusion as to exactly what is -- and
isn't -- allowed (as long the bow has a wooden riser, even "modern"
recurves are allowed; they're considered "composite" Hunting style
--Artúr (No, I'm not a member of the SPTA -- but I have been thinking
about it for a while.)
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "jameswolfden" <jameswolfden@...>
> I agree it would be interesting to see but just a clarification. We
> would need to set up a new category for crossbow, this speed record
> is for handbow.
> And the very best RR score ever done is 165 which represents a
> minimum of 15 arrows all hitting gold in the timed end (and it has
> been confirmed on this group that they were all shot one at a
> So yes, the potential is definitely there.they
> By the way, I did get a response back from the organization but
> didn't expand much on the bow or arrow rules other than what was in
> rules Jon posted. Nothing about whether you can't have modern
> recurves or plastic nocks or anything like that.
- Just keep in mind that the SPTA rules are the SPTA rules and not
necessarily the Guinness rules. Anyone that would like to run a
record competition should contact Guinness well in advance of the
shooting to make arrangements with them.