Re: [SCA-Archery] Which side?
- pull w/ right rest on left, pull w/ left rest on rightchristopher
Ok, so here's my story. I've loved crossbows since the James Bond film "For your eyes only" (I believe). So, back many years ago at Pennsic 17 I purchased my first crossbow, a New World Arbalest model. Very basic. Straight stock, aluminum prod, tiller style trigger, no safety (worries me to this day). Since then I've shot nothing but crossbows. I now own a Whammo Powermaster, 1970's Barnett Wildcat and a San Marino. I'm fairly accurate with my crossbows. But there is still something undeniably iconic about a long bow. So last year Pennsic I bought one. It can be used in either hand. I'm right handed but I'm left eye dominate so I'm drawing with my left. Now this question might sound stupid but, cut me some slack, I've been shooting crossbows(and in the SCA) since I was 18 and I'm now 46. Which side of the bow should the arrow rest on? I believe it should rest on the left side of the bow but I'm not 100 percent certain.
Thanks for the answers and be gentle with me
- after that many years on cross bow
the humourous answer is the dark side.
& the below answer pretty much covers it .
I have been known to say the opposite side to sting hand
bow hand side.
Welcome to the bow, I Hope you have fun .
---------- Original Message ----------
From: Guy Taylor <greenmanarrows@...>
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Which side?
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2013 23:26:32 -0700
If you're shooting left handed then the arrow should rest on the right
side of the bow.
That's for European style. Asiatic recurves and thumb rings are a
whole different animal.