Re: [SCA-Archery] Horse bow question
- When the debate on banning fiberglass from the IKAC was "raging" (ca. May 2000) after the arrow shelf had been banned, I wrote:I thank you, my Lord. I shoot a wood laminate ELB myself (no fiberglass), but there will be many that will be rather put out if the period division rules are changed again to eliminate their newly-purchased modern mongolian recurves in this division.
If the period division began as a selfbow division (or all wood, horn, sineu, fish glue, etc.), then I could defend it. However, the sliding scale of eliminating more bows each year, particularly after a new group has just acquired the "wrong" bow, just gets more and more archers bummed out. Sure, they can shoot in the open division alongside the modern Olympic-style recurves, but these really are in a different class.
I am not that terrific an archer, but I can easily shoot a division higher with my Bear Tamarlaine than I can with my ELB. (I've decided the ELB is just more fun to shoot, though. ;-)
Some folks seem to think it's the difference between fiberglass and wood. I am more inclined to think that it is the more efficient spring of the modern recurve style and the center-cut shelf on the riser giving flatter trajectories and a much more consistent rest for the arrow.
I do not think this will be resolved any time soon, just that if fiberglass is banned, I will not have anyone to shoot with in this part of the world.
My sincere thanks for your concern,
James of the Lakearcher in CaidOn Aug 3, 2012, at 2:01 PM, Ld.blackmoon wrote:
- Gentlemen & Ladies,
>One of my crossbow customers just contacted me with a question I
can't properly answer. He is building a crossbow and wants to know
the minimum weight bolt he should use. He didn't specify a draw
weight. No doubt this will vary depending on the prod composition,
mass, and draw weight. I was wondering if there is such a formula,
and if so where I might find it.
>Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"