I am a newbee, and honestly, this discussion is impacting
how I feel about joining the SCA. On one hand I totally
understand the concept of "period" gear. On the other, I
am unemployed at the moment, on a very limited budget, and
I am working with what I have on hand. When the PVC bow
idea came to me from a knight, I knew I would be able to
do the archery affordably with materials I have on hand.
I have a longing to shoot. I also enjoy being all dressed
to period (thanks to my friend Christianna a 36 year vet
of the SCA) I am able to dress the part. I understand what
people are saying about period gear, but what happens if I
am a lousy shooter? I would have spent a chunk of change
on something that I wouldn't be using...Not a good idea at
So I guess my question is this...should I just take my
toys and go home or am I welcome to play with you guys?
The way things are looking I should just take my toys and
head out. I really hope this isn't the case, but if it is,
so be it.
--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com,
Doug Copley <doug.copley@...> wrote:
> We are not trying to disallow fiberglass bows. We are
talking about an Open
> Division where they can be shot and and Period
Division where they may or
> may not be shot.
> There are VERY few tourneys that are for Period Bows
only, and where there
> is, it is a specialty shoot that is shot in addition
to the main shoot.
> The only other place this counts is in the Royal
Round and the IKAC
> classification for the scores.
> On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 4:37 PM, Holly Decker
> > **
> > With all due respect, some people take many
years to collect and/or make
> > "period" garb and tents. Disallowing fiberglass
bows will possibly be
> > shoving out many a newbie AND "oldie".
> > just my .02,
> > Anna Mitrofanova
> > On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 11:24 AM, richard
> >> **
> >> >>So we are back to the same argument
and the same situation. If you can
> >> replace entire limbs with fiberglass and
then cover them with leather and
> >> count them as period, why not take a bow
that is all fiberglass, cover it
> >> and have a longbow?
> >> I have one of those.that I found at a thrift
> >> It is a green all-fiberglass bow that
someone painted brown in an
> >> attempt to make it 'look' like a wood
> >> BUT, it is still just a fiberglass bow with
a rubber handle!
> >> I imagine that for a beginner who has not
learned how or where to get
> >> a wood longbow, this is the best that they
could do. The 20' rule
> >> applies.
> >> But for someone like me with the finances
and experience, it may be
> >> seen as... 'cheating.
> >> Perhaps that is the determinating factor.
> >> And the most difficult to determine.
> >> Is the archer witha fiberglass bow new and
> >> or when you look at him, you find everythign
else is period including
> >> tent and shoes... but he insists on using a
fiberglass bow even though
> >> he can easily buy or make a wooden bow?
> >> --
> >> Rick Johnson
> >> http://Rick-Johnson.webs.com
> >> "Those who give up a little freedom in
return for a little imagined
> >> security will soon find that they have