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by Kendaric
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: arrow flight question
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

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: 1075

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: 1075

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...
by Kendaric
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: arrow flight question
Replies: 5
Views: 1386

Re: arrow flight question

I have often found that if shooting 3 fingers under, then 1-2mm lower than that of mediterranean - but I have also heard other say the opposite. Much depends on how the bow is tillered too. I have one recurve here than doesn't seem to mind eitherway, or even if I string walk a little (experimenting)...
by Kendaric
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 1075

Re: WHY?

Makes sense.
by Kendaric
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 1075

Re: WHY?

That's a good question. Is it possible that aluminium arrows at that time were not manufactured in sufficient quantities as to be considered a commerical product to be accessable by the general archery public? I thought Howard Hill used glass laminates on his bows well before 1950, first as a backin...
by Kendaric
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: Do we have any fixed crawlers on the site???
Replies: 19
Views: 3765

Re: Do we have any fixed crawlers on the site???

Well actually ABA doesn't allow string/face walking same with IFAA in Bowhunter Recurve but in IFAA Barebow recurve or compound as well you are able to face/string walk and use long stabiliser. Karl You are right. I had a closer look at the IFAA rules, and whilst it does not mention string/face wal...
by Kendaric
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: IFAA and longbow
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: IFAA and longbow

The old glass ceiling myth. Goes along with the gender wage gap myth, rape culture on campus myth, and global warming (by human means) myth. An interesting book was published called Sick Societies, which shows evidence of societies in the past that have become extinct though social myths. As much as...
by Kendaric
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: Do we have any fixed crawlers on the site???
Replies: 19
Views: 3765

Re: Do we have any fixed crawlers on the site???

It comes as a bit of a surprise to me, but AA and World Archery (fka FITA) do allow facewalking and string walking in their barebow division. By the description, it is an non-compound division. Apparently it is increasing in popularity, particularly for indoor events. Commentary even suggested than ...
by Kendaric
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: IFAA and longbow
Replies: 4
Views: 372

IFAA and longbow

I was having a look at the IFAA rulebook, for a completely different reason to Trad, and I noticed that IFAA does not recognise a hybrid/modern longbow: https://www.ifaa-archery.org/index.php/archery/bow-styles/longbow It would seem that they are put into recurve division (being a semi recurve that ...
by Kendaric
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

The braced profile of the bow is not always indicative of its style. The TAA guidlines state the longbow being in the strung state. Now knowing the lengths, I would have thought longbow, longbow, probably longbow. I would have said the last as being longbow, however the TAA guidelines says "when st...
by Kendaric
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

...... don’t submit a score card, shoot whatever bow I choose on the day and have fun. That is a great attitude, wish more had it. Problem I think is when people want to compete. As to the bows question. Much would depend on if the event is sticking strictly to the TAA guidelines or not. Assuming t...
by Kendaric
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

temudjin wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Kendaric,

I hear you but I guess for my part, I saw "When strung and at brace height, the string must not touch the belly of the bow at all" and thought "longbow". Although I accept that is a simplistic view, but I like simple.
I like simple too, works for me.
by Kendaric
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

The joys of a committee. Baby steps. I can only summarise from what I seem to be seeing at the time, that around the inception of the TAA as corporation there was a lot of resistance against separating out these semi-recurve/quasi modern longbows from tradition longbows from quite a few. Trad shoots...
by Kendaric
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

Daryl, You may already know this but there are actually three styles of longbow outlined in the TAA Equipment Guidelines...... 2. Hybrid Longbow - basically a reflex/deflex longbow as long as the string does not touch the belly of the bow when strung. To be pedantic (and not to take away from the p...
by Kendaric
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

He also had the length of the belly side of the grip only 3.5" to 4" long and the heel of his hand would actually be partly below the end of the grip. He needed the riser shaped like this so he could shoot the bow the way he wanted. Now that is interesting, and makes sense, particularly with the be...
by Kendaric
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

I've always said if you are shooting a longbow correctly you will need an armguard to protect your forearm from the bow string. This is because of a lower brace height and drawing the bow inline with the forearm. Of course I don't mean it is ok to have the bow string contacting near the elbow runni...
by Kendaric
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

Perhaps a firm ‘suitcase’ grip on the bow was required to stop the bow from rotating to the left or right in the hand during the draw/anchor/release cycle. Daryl. I read in one of Bryon's books that he deliberately built his longbow handles 15% off-centre for predictability of torque. I've always s...
by Kendaric
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

TAA; Longbow; the longbow refers to the traditional, straight end style longbow. The bow must be of wooden or bamboo construction. Materials such as fibreglass, Phenolic or carbon strips are permitted. Carbon arrow shafts are not permitted as they cannot be seen as traditional. ABA; Traditional Lon...
by Kendaric
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: Do we have any fixed crawlers on the site???
Replies: 19
Views: 3765

Re: Do we have any fixed crawlers on the site???

ABA doesn't allow this method of aiming, however AA allows face and string walking in their barebow recurve division (not longbow) - which surprises me, but probably has more to do with American element when FITA become World Archery (speculation only). 3DAAA allows it on their open division (not Tr...
by Kendaric
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

and have sometimes been put into self bow as you say and occasionally even recurve division..... Yes, I saw at one ABA state or national shoot where a laminated bamboo Howard Hill Style longbow was put into "historical division" instead of the traditional longbow division where it belonged - all be...
by Kendaric
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

I think the TAA Guidelines are a pretty good solution to the question you pose..... Yes I think TAA equipment guidelines are a really good balance of the ideas of 'traditional'. I particularly like the statement from "Origins of TAA Rules": If we are going to be fairdinkum about Promoting and Prote...
by Kendaric
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 1035

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

Interesting article. Under ABA it would just be placed into Historical: "In this division there shall be no distinction between the different configurations of bow design and material used. There shall be no grades or classes. A Historical Bow is a bow recognised as such by the Association and is of...
by Kendaric
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

Hello Jeff. Would it be true to say that you build reflex though out the entire limb, distributing the force evenly through out the bow, where as many of the Howard Hill style reflex bows are more done with what might be described as off-set, which is more pronounced at the handle/riser, therefore c...
by Kendaric
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 14
Views: 1049

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

Stickbow Hunter is very correct about the amounts of reflex and limb design. Another aspect to consider, is that if they are receiving a lot of hand shock (or any hand shock), they are gripping the bow too tightly. Assuming a bow sling is not allowed or used, ideally a bow should be only held as muc...
by Kendaric
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: As seen on Landline
Replies: 4
Views: 590

Re: As seen on Landline

Apparently in the store bought honey, there is not much honey in honey anyway, it is mostly corn syrup nowadays.

I have not meet a veterinarian that was not a lovely person. I have not meet a vegan that was not somehow a little nuts.
by Kendaric
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Anyone Still Making Bows?
Replies: 18
Views: 1889

Re: Anyone Still Making Bows?

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by Kendaric
Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: How twitter has change the meaning of #
Replies: 2
Views: 355

How twitter has change the meaning of #

It strikes me as funny with twitter how the # symbol is referred to as 'hash tag', where generally it referred to 'pounds'. This is very evident in archery where we use it to express bow weight at a given drawlength ie 45#@28" I wonder if the 'hash tag' me too (#metoo) misandry movement realizes it ...
by Kendaric
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: New bow wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 1222

Re: New bow wanted

Admittedly I am being overly harsh when it comes to the form (a particular fault of mine), but the information in the video may be of some value for awareness of methods.

Also I wanted to add that 40# was a good choice.
by Kendaric
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: cedar arrows
Replies: 5
Views: 872

Re: cedar arrows

I use to get the cedar shafts directly from the manufacturer here: https://www.rosecityarchery.com/

It is a pity that Tradbits is still not running, they were great.