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by Kendaric
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Shaft suppliers
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Shaft suppliers

Just off the top of my head, you could try Abbey Archery, Redback Archery, and Sioux Archery (3 Rivers shafts). Alas Tradbits are no more.

I use to get my shafts from Rose City Archery in the States, as they were a manufacturer.
by Kendaric
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: NORTH ALBERT TRADITIONAL TOURNEY 24/25 Oct. 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 351

Re: NORTH ALBERT TRADITIONAL TOURNEY 24/25 Oct. 2020

That's a good idea - an open NC division.
by Kendaric
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

Going by the TAA website, the proposed 2020 equipment guidelines have been ratified. Seems they dug their heels in, and went with their draft fully. Probably won't be long before hybrid get re-labeled as Modern Longbow, now that we have a Modern Recurve Division. Very traditional.
by Kendaric
Sat Oct 10, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: Broadhead Weight to use
Replies: 10
Views: 4137

Re: Broadhead Weight to use

Just so you know, I couldn't get 1820 threaded inserts, so I purchased 1816 ones and used a disk sander to remove a bit (2 thou) of the 'ribs' of the insert to make it fit the shaft. It was easy enough.
by Kendaric
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: Broadhead Weight to use
Replies: 10
Views: 4137

Re: Broadhead Weight to use

Jim's advise is good. I've started using Easton Genesis XX75 1820's recently, from my 50lbs recurve. These are a heavy arrow at 12.2g/inch. Using these with a 135g broadhead (including adapter). Overall, a reasonably heavy arrow. However they don't have an extreme FOC, and fly beautifully and pretty...
by Kendaric
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Asiatic Static Bpw
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Re: Asiatic Static Bpw

Yes I think you may be right about the limbs. Tends to be a straight uniform section of fibreglass. Easy to produce this way. I have shot a few of these style bows, but tended to find they stacked near full draw. I also found them 'clunky' at release, probably from the momentum of the static tips. B...
by Kendaric
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

I wonder if it might be advisable to change the division name from just "Longbow" to 'Traditional Longbow" as they have done for "Traditional Recurve". The Australian Traditional Longbow was the Howard Hill style longbow. This could help reduce the ambiguity of having just "Longbow" as it then becom...
by Kendaric
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: heavier field points
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: heavier field points

You could try these from 3Rivers https://www.3riversarchery.com/woodywei ... ights.html

I have purchased from here without issue.
by Kendaric
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A matter of choice
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

Re: A matter of choice

Good point, my bad. One would have to read the article in its entirety to get the full impact, but in many respects, it is a story of transition on a few different levels - but we will stick to the archery side of thing. To summarise, decades ago, man shoots recurve barebow. Likes friends compound w...
by Kendaric
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: A matter of choice
Replies: 5
Views: 1066

A matter of choice

A really good and quite candid article in Archery Action Magazine this month from Nils Spruitt, which struck a cord, in so much as why so many of us choose traditional equipment over the modern compound.
by Kendaric
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

What was the old saying about archery, 90% ability 10% equipment? That might have been true once, and I remember the adage, but the modern compound can make the most mediocre archer shoot reasonably well - something they would not have been able to achieve with a compound bows some 20-30 years ago....
by Kendaric
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

I see that under the traditional recurve division 2019, that the timber riser bow had to be shot off the shelf. The proposed 2020 revision now allows a non-mechanical elevated rest, no plunger button. Whilst in reality, it probably makes little difference to accuracy, the bow being shot off the shel...
by Kendaric
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

I love these old pictures. I had the same document (see attachment). Whilst not short, the limbs are quite wide and the handle section narrow. A board bow in many respects. Yes this is an American Flatbow, not a Howard Hill style semi-longbow (where the limb width to depth ratio is smaller for a sta...
by Kendaric
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

Thanks for sharing the download Daryl, that was interesting. So the Century21 bow started all the problems. I don't mind Dennis's definition of what is an appropriate length of a longbow based on the archers height (at least shoulder height), as it is my understanding that many composite longbow bow...
by Kendaric
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

I'm not sure where the elevated rest (toothbrush) on a longbow ever came from, for this draft. Cant say I have ever seen a longbow use one, though I have on a recurve. It would seem that this was done to appease some idiocratical idea of the draftees or a friend there of. I see that some english arc...
by Kendaric
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

Seem the TAA has a new proposed Equipment Guidelines draft to be ratified for 2020. Unfortunately they appear to have got it wrong right from the first paragraph about Longbows: Longbow refers to the traditional straight end style longbow. In some circles these are also known as American Flatbow’s. ...
by Kendaric
Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WANT TO BUY A 400 SPINE POWERFLIGHT OR AFTERMATH BARE SHAFT IN BRISBANE
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: WANT TO BUY A 400 SPINE POWERFLIGHT OR AFTERMATH BARE SHAFT IN BRISBANE

Check out the Spu Miller Spine Calculator - I have found it to be pretty accurate: https://www.3riversarchery.com/dynamic-spine-arrow-calculator-from-3rivers-archery.html A couple of things you also need to consider 1. What type of recurve are you shooting - in particular, where the arrow rests in r...
by Kendaric
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Fox meets the Widow
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Fox meets the Widow

Nice one Matt.
by Kendaric
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Corona Virus rules for Victoria
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Corona Virus rules for Victoria

I see in Victoria, that a mother, who was teaching her daughter how to drive (L plates) on the now quiet streets of Victoria, was fined $1300 for engaging in non essential activities. That is the saddest thing I have ever heard.
by Kendaric
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Hunting Goals 2020...?
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Re: Hunting Goals 2020...?

B.Hill wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:33 pm
hi guys

got two big trips planned for this year: 4-5 day backpacking hunt for sambar then a 1,2 - 5,6? day hunt for camels.
they are the two big ones at the moment.

Bodie
Camels, interesting - how would you compare hunting for camels compared to say pigs or deer, gear and approach wise?
by Kendaric
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Corona Virus rules for Victoria
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Corona Virus rules for Victoria

Yeah, apparently the Qld minister said no recreational boating a few days ago, but retracted the statement a few hours later. Such blinded ignorance, social golf is nothing like hunting or fishing out by yourself, and they would have to find you first. It tells you a lot about a governing body that ...
by Kendaric
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Corona Virus rules for Victoria
Replies: 5
Views: 816

Re: Corona Virus rules for Victoria

Well, Victoria is the most woke and marxist state in the country. Do the rules specifically say no fishing or hunting? You are still allowed to get food to feed your family - and you could counter it with that. I went fishing yesterday (Qld). There were more young and middle age men at the boat ramp...
by Kendaric
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: Broadhead Weight to use
Replies: 10
Views: 4137

Re: Broadhead Weight to use

I tried extreme FOC and very heavy weighted points once.

Arrows flew like a thrown brick.

Trying to counter the trajectory after 10 metres was not conducive to accuracy at all.
by Kendaric
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Arm Brace
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Re: Arm Brace

Where there is a will.....
by Kendaric
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Data breach on ozbow.net.au
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: Data breach on ozbow.net.au

I just did a google search and found out that this is a very new feature of Chrome.

It relates to using the same email address and password for other sites or apps. It may well be that the data breach occurred on another site.

Luckily I have about 6 other email addresses.
by Kendaric
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Data breach on ozbow.net.au
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: Data breach on ozbow.net.au

Interesting. Ozbow is saved on my favorites list in Chrome. The message came up as ozbow.net.au, yet I note that Ozbow is not an 'au'. I was still able to log in as usual and also change my password. After I saw the message, I also ran Avast anti-virus, and Malwarebytes and did a C Clean. Nothing pi...
by Kendaric
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Data breach on ozbow.net.au
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Data breach on ozbow.net.au

When I logged into Ozbow, I got a screen message stating:

Change your password.
A data breach on a site or app exposed your password.
Chrome recommends changing your password on ozbow.net.au now.

Has anyone else got this screen message?

I will try and contact admin now.
by Kendaric
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: arrow flight question
Replies: 5
Views: 2266

Re: arrow flight question

Hi Guys So shot a few more arrows this afternoon and tried with the nock on top of the brass nocking point, BINGO worked a treat great flight or as good as I can probably get with my form, but good enough for me. thanks for the help Bodie Sounds good start with, but in my mind it raised a few quest...
by Kendaric
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 2777

Re: WHY?

Hi Grahame I am happy to shoot woods for this reason. IMO aluminium and fibreglass arrows are traditional but I just like shooting wood. The reason arrows made of those materials were not allowed at the Australian Longbow Musters was that making your own wood arrows was a dying art which we wanted ...
by Kendaric
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 2777

Re: WHY?

If a shooter turns up with a ILF recurve with a springy rest and burger button and 250 grain knitting needle arrows, they will shooting with the bare compounds. Any thoughts.???? Matt I think they will be put into the Recurve Un-Aided (RU): A recurve or longbow without a sighting device. A rest and...