Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: String walking
> "String Walking" was banned because a few individuals wereWhat evidence so you have to support this claim? (Personally, I
> successfully using the techinique with modern equipment and for no
also have theories about why string walking was banned in specific
areas -- it's not as if it's banned altogether -- but I don't presume to
state my theories as fact.)
> Based upon the existing documentation one could prove based upon theWhat evidence? You've mentioned documentation extensively but
> perponderance of the evidence that "String Walking" was at least known
> about and mostly likely extensively tried.
you have yet to provide a single citation for *any* documentation
that string walking existed in period or, for that matter, any
evidence even *suggesting* that it did.
> People in periods triedCitation?
> did massive experimentation and used numerous and varying techniques.
> If you got a dozen dukes on a jury and had experienced archersAnd this is supposed to prove something? What -- because it
> demonstrate a dozen techniques and had these dukes decide what was or
> wasn't period maybe a couple might say "String Walking".
certainly does nothing to prove string walking was a period
> Now the original statement is that "String Walking" is not period.It cannot be proven that string walking was *not* period. It is up to
> This is the statement that you must prove, not me. It's the original
you to prove that is was if you think it is important to do so. You've
had weeks and haven't presented a shred of evidence. If you can't
come up with anything, please drop the subject.
> statement and if you are going to support such a statement, you mustHow many times does it have to be stated that it is impossible to
> be prepared to back it up. Don't make me do your homework for you.
> Come on get off your A** and show that the technology of the day would
> not permit the technique or that they would have never experimented
> with such an idea. (Two things that you can't do).
prove that something didn't exist?
Support your claim that string walking was period or let it go.
- One more thought on the subject.
I've never seen anyone string walk with out snap nocks As the arrow
must stay on the string with out fingers to hold it. I've tried to make
self nocked arrows that have a snapnock design but they split after 2 or 3
shoots to much outward pressure I don't think our ancestors had the time to
waste on fitting arrows to strings
So to document string walking all you need to do is find plastic snapnocks
with the cell phones and MREs
The other Ragnar
> Historicity! That's really a word! Go Ragnar! Still.....not to much for
> this simple Archer. :-)
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