Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Beginner Help
I haven't seen the "Irish Spring" colored bows available new in
quite some time. I usually buy them used from a local day camp when they
have an end of season sale of old and retired equipment. I buy a dozen
or so at a time for $1.00-$2.00 each or I haunt thrift shops. I inspect
them thoroughly and some I have to discard, but at that price, who
At Three Rivers Archery, under Youth Equipment, they have what
you are looking for, it's called "The Sentry Youth Recurve" it is 50"
long and draws at 20#@25". These are the bows that I buy in bulk for
training young archers and in the past I have sold them to some CA(but
now I understand that the rules have changed there to allow heavier
weight bows). They run $24.95 each, but I have found that you can get
them at a better price if you buy several. Don't quote me on that, this
may be a courtesy that they don't always extend. In one of my local
ranges here in the Long Island NY area they have a little "Robin Hood
Set" which has a 20# lemonwood bow, a set of arrows(fuggettabottit)and a
naugahide quiver with a paper target,bracer and tab for around $20.00.
The bow is pretty nice, I bought one as a gift for a 6 year old god son.
I'm sure if you look you may find one closer to you but if not, you can
call them and I'm sure they'll ship. It's called "Smith Point Archery
Range" and it's located in Patchogue, LI,NY .
- The Space you need is 5-10 yards but what you have to think about is where
the arrows CAN go. You need a safety zone behind the target. 10-12 foot
high concrete wall , a wall of a building, in the basement, in the garage,
and 100yards of empty park will work. The neighbors house, a street, a big
rose bush, at a window,WILL NOT WORK. If you cannot get to a range pull the
bow 100 times to full draw and letting it down(slowely) is good practice.
> I'm new to the SCA and interested in Archery. I really don't know
> much about it, so be patient, please. What would I need to get
> started? Obviously, bow, arrows, bracers, glove thingies, but how do
> I know how big etc? How much space do I need to set up a target to
> practice. Our yard isn't very big, but I could set up some
> I did look around a bit on the internet, but mostly it was pretty
> far over my head.
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