## Re[4]: [sig] Re: Russian archery equipment

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• Greetings! As a non-native speaker, I have to guess what draw weight is. If it is the force of the draw of the string, measured in kilograms (1 newton = 0.1
Message 1 of 38 , Mar 1, 2002
Greetings!
As a non-native speaker, I have to guess what "draw weight" is. If it
is the force of the draw of the string, measured in kilograms (1
newton = 0.1 kg) then the weight of Mongol bows could reach 60-70
kilos (a pound is 0.4 kg), as the hardest draw ever documented (note
this!)is with the
Turkish bows of XVIII (about so) century, stated at about 72 kilos.
But of course, draw weight influences on how far the arrow flies not
directly. One of the guys I trained changed swordplay& martial arts to
bowmanship. Being a Moscow Aviation Institute graduate he gave me a
thorough survey of the relations between the distance of the flight,
effort to pull the bowstring and the bow material properties. Being a
philologist only :-) I got only that the correct method of checking
the bow's real capacity lies in measuring the range (or the weight???
can't remember...) of a half-drawn
shot, and that the traditional method of attaching the dynamometer to
the string measures nothing but the flexibility of the bow.

Of course, if I understand the term right.

Bye,
• Someone scanned in a few pics from Medvedev -- I don t remember now what the original question was, but I am sure the images will be helpful :)
Message 38 of 38 , Apr 10 2:16 PM
Someone scanned in a few pics from Medvedev -- I don't remember now what the
original question was, but I am sure the images will be helpful :)

http://www.missouri.edu/~winsloww/temp/Byzprojweapons/

(they will be taken down shortly, so save them if you want them)

-Dmitriy

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