Re: [SCA-Archery] Wooden arrows banned from archery ranges?
- Suzanne,By "these guys" you are including me. I have had two arrows damaged when they struck a field point left behind in a target. One was a case where my point entered the socket of the field point, the other my arrow shaft was gouged as the arrow slid past.I am currently shooting Easton ACE's, at $315 / dozen shafts. This week I'm getting my first set of X-10's ($400+ / dozen).Perhaps your range doesn't have any elite level shooters (I'm not yet elite), but my club does have 4 top-20 recurve shooters, and several top-20 compounds.10000 arrows is not many. Through the summer months I average 1000 / week. My coach averages 40000 / year. With those numbers, the chance of finding that lost point go up considerably.WilliamOn Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Suzanne Lacey <goldenhind05@...> wrote:Once when I pulled an arrow, I was wondering why the tip looked funny. Upon closer inspection, I saw that my arrow drove directly into a detached tip hidden in the target - a major Robin Hood! Besides that, I've personally shot more than 10,000 arrows and not once have I had a broken arrow shaft break off in the target. Shooting with groups, I'm sure I've been exposed to hundreds of thousands of launched arrows and have never been aware of anything other than tips being lost in targets. I am not aware of a lost tip breaking/damaging an arrow hitting it inside a target. These guys are just making excuses.Calafia
Suzanne DelaplaineOn Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 2:04 PM, John R. Edgerton <sirjon1@...> wrote:
I forgot to include that after cutting it off, you then peen over that end.
John Edgerton <sirjon1@...> wrote:
What I do to prevent any of my points from coming loose works very well, but is more labor intensive than just glueing them on.I drill a small hole, just large enough to take a wire brad nail, all the way through the base of the field tip and the shaft inside it. I then insert the brad and cut it off. The cut off end and the head of the brad are then filed almost smooth. They do not come off by accident. But, you can file one end of the brad all the way down and then drive it out and remove the field point.Jon
- JonathasHey, be happy and brag about the accomplishment! YOU are ranked higher then the Archos!!! As I said to one of my local archers, "Right now you are the best handbow shooter in the entire SCA!!! Based on the current SSAC anyway." Which was a true statement, since she had submitted the only handbow score at that point. Enjoy it while it lasts!Iurii,To answer your question, yes the system is working properly you are currently ranked higher then the Archos, but then currently the system does not have the full picture.
Don't forget that right now the GAT is based on a *VERY* limited data set, that is only the SSACs and IKACs. If you shot all of these and the Archos in question only shot one of them, then yes in the GAT you would rank higher, as you have been more active in shooting. Now once you both have 5 shoots, if the Archos does better in those shoots then he will rank higher then you. Here in lies one of the BIG differences between the RR rankings that everyone is used to and the GAT. In the RR you do not have a rank (aka average) at all until you have 3 scores, with the GAT as soon as you have one score you have a rank although it is not all that it could be since it is truly based on 5 scores. This was choosen to encourage people to shoot more, yet not allow someone who enters absolutely everything yet does very poorly to come out on top. A decent active archer should enter at least 5 events a year, especially with the SSAC and IKAC filling in the gaps, and if they enter more events then only the best five are used.
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 3:38 PM, Chris Ivins <yuriilev@...> wrote:I'm a bit confused about the ranking order on the current list, according to it's system, I'm actually ranked higher than an Archos in my local area, and his scores are much higher than mine, by any comparison. Is this just because the system is getting ironed out, or am I missing something critical in the formula?- In Service,Lord Iurii Levchenich, Junior TAMDeputy to the Honorable Lady Johanna Trewpeny, Adiantum Archery MarshalArcuarius to Gawin of Kevelioc