- Hey everyone,
My name is Brad, my friends call me Togo, i'm from the southern
Michigan area. I play a foam fighting game called dagorhir if some
of you have heard about it, and i've always been interested in
warfare, alot of interest in dark age japan.
I'm only 18 right now and i've been looking up the SCA for a
while, and i've been looking up and down for a group that re-enacts
the samurai and their whole structure of fighting. I'm quite poor
right now but maybe some time in the future if i can find a way to
support dagorhir, civil war re-enacting, AND SCA, I would very much
be looking to join your clan if you'd have me.
- Hi Folks,
A couple of months ago, I posted a short series of questions concerning
the draw weight of a yumi at a given length. A number of folks asked me
on and off group to keep them apprised of the results, so here they are:
Firstly, I have learned a whole lot more about archery and kyudo in
particular since then, and I realised that my question was flawed in a
number of respects. However, this has all now been resolved.
To satisfy the live role playing communities specifications for the
power of a bow over here in the UK, that is "it should not exceed 30
pounds of pull at a draw length of 28 inches", a yumi, wherein the
specified draw weight is measured at 90cm, needs not to exceed a draw
weight of 38 pounds.
So, I have now purchased and tested my first yumi. It is a 17kg (37.4
pound) "namisun" (designed for a draw length up to 90cm) and at 28" it
delivers 29.5 pounds, which is just right for LRP combat. Plus, with the
longer arrows used in historical re-enactment (33.5" draw length when
fitted with a LRP warhead), we can get up to about 35 pounds of power,
which is also fine.
My justification for buying the shorter "namisum" model was because the
draw that I am using is shorter than the one I would need to perform the
modern kyudo draw of to well behind the ear, so that it is compatible
with the wearing of armour, which if I have understood things correctly,
render it much more like battlefield shooting. This means the bow is
actually 6cm (2.375") shorter in length, but on reflection with a bow
that is 7 feet 3 inches long, the difference was unimportant.
I hope those of you out there facing a similar problem will find this
data useful. With thanks to those of you who responded.
Head Of The Fight School