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Re: Asymmetric Bows

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  • Chad Wilson
    ... I wonder if there once a very short person trying to use a really bow, so he figured he would leave the bottom part shorter than the top so he or she could
    Message 1 of 7 , Apr 30, 2001
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      > This thread has made several references to asymmetrical bows being developed
      > in order to shoot from horseback. This may have been the case for the Hun
      > bow, but this, as far as my research has been able to find, is not the case
      > for the Japanese bows. The asymmetrical long bow of Japan has been in
      > existence for over 1500 years. This is more that 500 years before horses
      > were introduced into Japan. The actual reasons for the asymmetry is not
      > really known, but from what I have read and by what I have learned by
      > shooting a japanese bow for the last several years is this.

      I wonder if there once a very short person trying to use a really bow, so he
      figured he would leave the bottom part shorter than the top so he or she could
      use the same length bow as everyone else.

      -Caedmon

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