Re: Period targets, where to get `em? how to make `em?
Saunders Matts actually should get wet every now and then. It is part of their regular maintenance should it not happen naturally. They should not be allowed to totally dry out. It extends their life.
That said, we are moving towards recycled foam up here in Lions Gate as Jaqueline points out in another.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "JDS" <ren.touch@...> wrote:
> Hail Archers
> A few of our groups have made butts of various foams
> mostly closed cell.
> (with a little styro here and there in non target area)
> ( whole thing wrapped in pallet wrap )
> throw A burlap cover over that and you have a target butt
> that weather is no issue to.
> Other than weather being bad enough
> to discourage the archers.
> Looks rather like a stack of hay bales.
> I DO like the Look of Saunders mats.
> I my self an not over fond of Saunders mats and stands.
> they are heavy ,awkward,should not get wet or stay wet.
> the stands are bother some to move& store ,
> they catch & break arrows of this of us that do
> not always hit the Target area
> (encourages us to do better ,right?)
> I personally think that the "foam bales stack " say 2-3 foot wide by 3-4 foot high. serve Us better With less issues
> I made some that were 4 foot ish high by 6-7 foot wide
> It sped up practice and events as you did not shoot
> through the cracks. One person could lift the equivalent
> of 3 stacks of hay . 2 People was even easier.
> so also quicker set up and tear down.
> Your Mileage may vary
> Shoot Fun
> An Tir