Re: [SCA-Archery] Period archery competitions
- On Jan 2, 2011, at 7:50 PM, Carolus wrote:
Biggest problem with this entire discussion is that we really have no
idea what period shooting may have been like. We can make some guesses
based on some artistic renditions but they are still modern ideas.True. But, we knowl the Five color FITA face was not used in period.
Whether we use one ring or five, what size, or even just a point it
really doesn't matter what the target is. Period archers, just like
modern ones tried to figure out who could shoot with the most accuracy
for a given number of arrows. This will vary every time they get
together to shoot.There are a number of period competitions on which some information can be found. Any of these can be used without always shooting the FITA face.
As Damales said, if we want to chase scores over the
entire SCA we need a common measure and the FITA target is best for
that.I am not saying that the FITA face should be replaced for RRs and IKACs. However, it could be replaced by any target and scoring as long it was used by all for those or similar competitions.Jon
If we want to do something else, whoever is shooting can decide
that on the spot or whoever is hosting the shoot can do it. Frankly, I
am getting tired of hashing this over and over. What we really need to
know is the nature of the given shoot, the fact that we will never know
how period or not it is, and that the similarity with our medieval
counterparts is our attempt to control our bodies and our equipment,
whatever it may be.
My life is a Comedy of Arrows
Lord Dearg Ailfredsson
"Red son of Alfred"
11th century Gall Gaidhel [gall guy-yell
a.k.a. "Irish Northman"
Leather Craftsman, Archer and Huntsman
Paid SCA member since 2003
--- On Sat, 1/8/11, Carolus <eulenhorst@...> wrote:
From: Carolus <eulenhorst@...>
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Period archery competitions
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2011, 4:54 AM
Dearg Ailfredsson wrote:
> The only thing I have to say is;
> Good form isn't what your shooting at,
> but how your shooting at it.
> Lord Dearg Ailfredsson
> [dare-eg ale-frid-son]
> "Red son of Alfred"
> 11th century Gall Gaidhel [gall guy-yell
> a.k.a. "Irish Northman"
> Leather Craftsman, Archer and Huntsman
> Paid SCA member since 2003