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Re: [SCA-Archery] longbow do's/don'ts for a newbie?

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  • Copernicus Skygazer
    I have heard good things about woodbows.com as well, Phil the Skeptic
    Message 1 of 11 , Aug 16, 2009
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      I have heard good things about woodbows.com as well,
      Phil the Skeptic

      On Sun, 16 Aug 2009, Chris wrote:

      > I have one from woodbows.com
      > And I like it and have had good luck with it.
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      > From: Copernicus Skygazer
      > To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2009 2:13 AM
      > Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] longbow do's/don'ts for a newbie?
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      > I have a longbow from fairebows.com they do very nice work. It is not
      > entirely period, he tends to do hickory backed tropical woods, but
      > depending on the blanks he can get they can be more or less periodish. I
      > had him wrap on a leather shelf (not a cut in) and it shoots well. The
      > string he made for it stretched far too much for my tastes so I changed
      > it, but that may have been when he first started making strings. I've been
      > quite happy with it for about 3-4 years now,
      > YIS
      > Phillipos the Skeptic
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      > On Sun, 16 Aug 2009, aelric_southlake wrote:
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      > > Greetings SCA archery folk! New to this list, was pointed here by Sir Jon of West Kingdom.
      > >
      > > Anyway, I've had SCA archery on the brain from as far back as last summer when I went to a local shire archery event on a lark, as 'something to do' with my then 2-year-old, knowing some friends were planning to be there - and because it was ridiculously close. Ended up having a blast (the location being beautiful didn't hurt), and thought to myself, "this could be a great added dimension to my SCA experience." So far, have been a heavy fighter (and arrow magnet) only.
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      > > That gnawing interest, coupled with a new archery store/indoor range having very recently popped up down the street from me, has spurred me to get involved.
      > >
      > > Need a bow. Not likely going to do combat archery in any forseeable future. Haven't shot since my teens. My friends call me a 'period nazi,' and though I'd dispute that, I do want as traditional a longbow as I could get my hands on that still might be functional for a 'newbie' archer. I've seen some stuff on-line that looks great, sounds relatively authentic, but as Sir Jon pointed out: "No matter how period a bow may look on a site, it is still a question of how well it shoots. And only someone that has shot one of them can tell you that..." Good point.
      > >
      > > I live in The "North Bay/East Bay" part of Northern CA. I was hoping someone might know of someone/someplace that sells or makes bows, in my area-ish, that one could actually try out before buying. Or, if anyone has had some good experiences with on-line vendors, that'd be good to know too.
      > >
      > > Saw a bow I liked at Estrella war - should've grabbed it then probably! Handsome, but it was laminated - I 'think' what I'm looking for is a "self bow"? Just learning the terminology...
      > >
      > > Any thoughts or info would be greatly appreciated,
      > > thanks,
      > > Aelric
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