Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: String walking
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Since you have shown yourself incapable of putting a coherent idea
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne Hamberg" <hamberg@...>
Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 7:00 PM
Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: String walking
> "String Walking" was banned because a few individuals were
> successfully using the techinique with modern equipment and for no
> other reason. The claim that it isn't period was added as an after
> thought as it was found that there was no existing documentation to
> support the practice.
> Based upon the existing documentation one could prove based upon the
> perponderance of the evidence that "String Walking" was at least
> known about and mostly likely extensively tried. People in periods
> tried did massive experimentation and used numerous and varying
> techniques. If you got a dozen dukes on a jury and had experienced
> archers demonstrate a dozen techniques and had these dukes decide
> what was or wasn't period maybe a couple might say "String Walking".
> Now the original statement is that "String Walking" is not period.
> This is the statement that you must prove, not me. It's the original
> statement and if you are going to support such a statement, you must
> 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).
> Michael the Loud
- 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. :-)
> Damian >>~~~>
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