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Re: [SCA-Archery] Followup: SCA to modern archery transition

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  • ICE TIGER
    Very cool. Good luck at the Canada Cup. ... From: Bill Tait Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 4:20 pm Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Followup:
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      Very cool. Good luck at the Canada Cup.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Bill Tait <arwemakere@...>
      Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 4:20 pm
      Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Followup: SCA to modern archery transition
      To: SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com

      > Recurve. (Men's Senior specifically).
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 3:13 PM, ICE TIGER <ice.tiger@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > What Division are you competing in?
      > > Dalton
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Bill Tait <arwemakere@...>
      > > Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 4:00 pm
      > > Subject: [SCA-Archery] Followup: SCA to modern archery transition
      > > To: sca-archery <SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com>, antir-
      > archery <
      > > antir-archery@...>
      > >
      > > > Thank you to all who replied to my original email. It has
      > been a
      > >  > couplemonths of very busy shooting weeks, and I have
      > entered a
      > > > few tournaments. So
      > > > far, I am very pleased with how things are going.
      > > >
      > > > I had been expecting a much more serious, golf-like environment,
      > > > but that
      > > > has not been the case. True, the line is much quieter during
      > > > shooting, but
      > > > one the call to go score comes, people as as friendly and
      > > > talkative as at
      > > > any SCA event. The main difference is the precision of shooting.
      > > >
      > > > I have met a few barebow shooter at the tournaments I've
      > > > entered, and their
      > > > performance is on par with what I find in the higher ranks of
      > > > SCA shooters.
      > > > What I am looking for more is former SCA trad archers who have
      > > > gone to full
      > > > Olympic-rigged bows.
      > > >
      > > > What I have learned is that my 10 years of SCA shooting has
      > > > given me a good
      > > > foundation to build my new skills. Unfortunately, I also
      > have 10
      > > > years of
      > > > "bad" habits to correct.
      > > >
      > > > So far, my progress has been quite good:
      > > >   22nd place in the Canadian Indoor Nationals
      > > >   2nd place, BC Indoor Championship
      > > >   Somewhere in the 60th position in the MICA
      > (North / South
      > > > America indoor
      > > > championship)
      > > >
      > > > Next major tourney will be the Canada Cup (may long weekend).
      > > >
      > > > I look forward to seeing how my newly learned technique will
      > > > affect my royal
      > > > round scores. I have already seen an improvement at 20
      > yds... I
      > > > just need to
      > > > remember that the _whole_ gold ring is the target, not just the
      > > > X. :)
      > > >
      > > > William Arwemakere
      > > > Kingdom Protector, An Tir
      > > > Archery Champion, Bordermarch, Ansteorra
      > > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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