Re: Painting a bow.
- I didn't catch the start of this, but my first bow was a dull green fiberglass bow. I didn't paint it completely, the color wasn't offensive, but I did paint a knot-work pattern on the front and the sides (near the grip). I never had any problem with the paint.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, Carolus <eulenhorst@...> wrote:
> I have been shooting for 45 years, one of the first group of warranted
> marshals in Caid beginning 20 years ago, and officiating mundane events
> up to and including the Olympics. I have never seen a painted bow hide
> signs of failure. I have also never seen common paints affect fully
> cured fiberglass resin. It is one of the most chemically resistive
> materials known. In thee past many bows came factory painted. From the
> standpoint of a marshal: it is NOT our job to certify safety, only to
> detect rules violations and blatantly unsafe equipment. While I
> appreciate the concerns it is not our job to be this critical. From the
> archer's standpoint: Are you capable of determining your equipment's
> safety when painted? Are you willing to deal with the hypercritical or
> less skilled marshal? With this in mind if the choice to paint the bow
> is made, use as thin a coat as possible, use a paint designed for
> plastics and a flexible environment, and in any case have fun shooting.
> Saethryth Seolforlocc wrote:
> > I would strongly advise against painting the bow, as the paint could
> > obscure cracks that would otherwise be found during a safety
> > inspection. You could try a red stain.
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- In Æthelmearc we require site waivers for events and practices. Many
practice sites use a group waiver and we keep that 'sign in' sheet on file
at Kingdom level. That's where we get our numbers from.
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Final Count of Kingdoms Authorizing TA
Ok, so if they are not authorized, did they just do a head count? just
wondering where the numbers reported to Society CAME from if not auth. rolls