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by GrahameA
Thu Sep 09, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 8190

Re: TAA Proposed Equipment Guidelines 2020

Afternoon.

Just dropping by. It appears the never-ending argument continues. :-)
by GrahameA
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 23
Views: 6799

Re: WHY?

Morning All.

Just to ask the question. If fibreglass laminated bows ard acceptable why not fibreglass arrows? :-)
by GrahameA
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 5629

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

Morning All.

The issue regarding Bow Divisions/Rules has been debated for years on this Forum. The problem/stumbling block appears to be a lack of clear definitions and agreeance.

Grahame.
by GrahameA
Mon May 01, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Mate wants a custom Japanese-style bow...
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: Mate wants a custom Japanese-style bow...

Morning Ben. Thanks, Grahame. My mate called me this arvo very excited to let me know he's located a top Aussie bowyer willing to give it a red-hot go. Cheers, Ben Great news. It will be great to see anotger in action. IMO As long as people are willing to accept a few deviations from the original/tr...
by GrahameA
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Mate wants a custom Japanese-style bow...
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: Mate wants a custom Japanese-style bow...

Morning. I have been a member of this site for over decade. In that time I am aware of only one Yumi style bow being made by members of this site. There are reason why the Japanese do not make 80lb plus bows. (If it is intended to shoot it with a Japanese style glove you will probably need to make a...
by GrahameA
Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Scene & Herd
Topic: Shooters offer assistance;
Replies: 10
Views: 4431

Re: Shooters offer assistance;

Morning Perry and Daryl.

My $0:02.

Hunting as a means of Feral Animal Control has several "challenges". Leading them it has poor media in that it has difficulties in getting its message across .. or even clearly annuciating its message.
by GrahameA
Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Who Is Watching And Recording Your Personal Data
Replies: 1
Views: 1352

Re: Who Is Watching And Recording Your Personal Data

Afternoon Daryl.
greybeard wrote:Be smart when it comes to smart technology.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-08/w ... ou/8334960

Daryl.
People like to be tracked ....

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-08-16/m ... en/6694152
by GrahameA
Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: New member introduction with a question.
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Re: New member introduction with a question.

Morning.

Take some photos and write an eMail seeking information from here.

http://www.bobleebows.net
by GrahameA
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Takedown semi-recurve bow.
Replies: 15
Views: 4995

Re: Takedown semi-recurve bow.

Evening Daryl, Rod
greybeard wrote:... to my mind I believe that bowyers are looking for performance gains and the limb profile is the by product ...
As Daryl has suggested 'performance' is more than just arrow speed. e.g. Go shorter to gain speed and you may suffer from 'Finger Pinch' and decreased accuracy.
by GrahameA
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Hoyt Formula Limbs on a 19" Buffalo Bow - Draweight Calculat
Replies: 10
Views: 3171

Re: Hoyt Formula Limbs on a 19" Buffalo Bow - Draweight Calc

Morning Ian. ... I actually don't have another set of limbs to try your suggestion with as the Hoyt Formula limbs are quite expensive to buy so I was going to try to figure out how they would "convert" from the rated X LBS AT 23" and 25" risers to my 19" riser but also if th...
by GrahameA
Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Hoyt Formula Limbs on a 19" Buffalo Bow - Draweight Calculat
Replies: 10
Views: 3171

Re: Hoyt Formula Limbs on a 19" Buffalo Bow - Draweight Calc

Hi Ron. I own a Win & Win olympic style bow with ILF Limbs, and rule of thumb is the length of the riser makes approx 2+ lb per inch difference. I am not sure that it works the same for Furmula system, but it would have to be close as it is only a means of attaching limb to riser. So on that bas...
by GrahameA
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: I Just Had To Do It:
Replies: 8
Views: 3864

Re: I Just Had To Do It:

Hi Perry.

It is a Short Riser Recurve Bow. SRRB. :-)
by GrahameA
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Why Not EL?
Replies: 5
Views: 3284

Re: Why Not EL?

Morning Perry We know historically that originally they were called bows. Then the adjective, long, was added to differentiate them from 'cross bows'. Refer Paxton letters. (Do a search on this forum for tge newcomers.) Then e(E)nglish was added to differentiate the bow that was used by the English ...
by GrahameA
Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Why Not EL?
Replies: 5
Views: 3284

Re: Why Not EL?

Morning.
greybeard wrote:... Should the abbreviation be EL and not ELB?
That shouldbe a question for the eytmoligists and lexicographers.

What is an appropriate abbreviation for Longbow/long bow/etc.? That decision would effectively determine what be appropriate for English Longbow/whatever.
by GrahameA
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:35 am
Forum: Traditional Archery Events
Topic: Events, Costing and Pricing.
Replies: 0
Views: 2733

Events, Costing and Pricing.

Morning All. Just to keep the issue seperate from the originating post. http://www.ozbow.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=16336&p=169309#p169309 Has anyone done a 'costing' exercise on what it costs to run an event, etc? eg As a component/element cost. How much does cost to shoot each arrow i...
by GrahameA
Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Australia
Topic: Proposed 2017 Trad shoots
Replies: 30
Views: 31383

Re: Proposed 2017 Trad shoots

Evening.
DavidM wrote:Yes Graham, and that is exactly what happened! people didnt turn up. The clubs had to eat humble pie the next year and reduce the fees back to there original level, the people voted!...
It is good when the system works and people are appropriately rewarded/punished for their decisions.
by GrahameA
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Traditional Archery Australia
Topic: Proposed 2017 Trad shoots
Replies: 30
Views: 31383

Re: Proposed 2017 Trad shoots

Afternoon All. ... Nomination fees have at times been a bone of contention ... ... For clubs to remain viable they have to look closely at the options they have available for an income stream to keep the club operating and to meet their financial commitments. ... ... With regards to 3DAAA setting a ...
by GrahameA
Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Who bare shaft tunes their arrows?
Replies: 65
Views: 17164

Re: Who bare shaft tunes their arrows?

Morning. ... forgiveness ... IMO People talk about 'forgiveness'. The 'tech' in me immediately asks the question what is 'forgiveness' and how do you measure it? WRT Changes, Tuning, etc. If you are tuning a Bow/Arrow combination how many arrows do you need to shoot to confirm that the change is eit...
by GrahameA
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Who bare shaft tunes their arrows?
Replies: 65
Views: 17164

Re: Who bare shaft tunes their arrows?

Morning All. Their is nothing magical about bareshaft arrows. However, how a bareshaft 'performs' and a fletched arrow performs are slightly different and if you are trying to get an optimum Arrow and Arrow Flight it helps to understand what is going on. e.g. If you have an bareshaft that is 'correc...
by GrahameA
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Scene & Herd
Topic: Another Step Closer
Replies: 3
Views: 3456

Re: Another Step Closer

Afternoon All. Another step closer to the licensing of bows; http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-11-07/intruder-shot-with-arrow-during-break-in-at-home-in-sydney/8000696 Daryl. In other reports it is a "Compound Bow". http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/home-intruder-shot-with-bow-and-arrow-in-southwest...
by GrahameA
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: I know this is not Archery
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: I know this is not Archery

Afternoon Tom and Grant.

IMO It is an extremely complex issue. It has barely been scratched on these forum posts. Personal Income Tax in Aus'. Now there is a long and complex story. :-)
by GrahameA
Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Should it read ‘Heard’.
Replies: 4
Views: 2465

Re: Should it read ‘Heard’.

Afternoon.

Play on words.
greybeard wrote: ‘HERD’.
Play on words to go with Scene instead of 'seen'.
by GrahameA
Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: I know this is not Archery
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: I know this is not Archery

Morning All. Just to muddy the waters further on this topic..... ... I can't speak for the local supplies of fruit that you guys have access to, or your local citrus industries - but ours seem to shuttle their good gear off somewhere else or to be used for something else, rather than landing in our ...
by GrahameA
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:39 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: I know this is not Archery
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: I know this is not Archery

Morning All. ... interesting reading; http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Citrus%20Annual_Canberra_Australia_12-11-2014.pdf http://www.agriculture.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/ag-food/publications/food-stats/australian-food-statistics-2012-13.pdf I wonder if farmers in China and ...
by GrahameA
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: I know this is not Archery
Replies: 16
Views: 5624

Re: I know this is not Archery

Morning Daryl, Grant and others. Just as an example.. .....and tne Tax they want to put on the Backpackers is not helping. Backpackers are the main group who do the picking......... Do you believe in a level playing field? A foreigner can do part time work in Australia, earn an income and not pay in...
by GrahameA
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: Thumb Ring for recurve
Replies: 15
Views: 7459

Re: Thumb Ring for recurve

Morning Tom. I found both videos interesting but the one on Khatra seems "not quite right" to me. ... I agree. A Yumi, in the hands of a competent user, rotates. There is a video on the net (somwhere) which attempts to explain why it does so, not very succesfully. The cause of the rotation...
by GrahameA
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: Thumb Ring for recurve
Replies: 15
Views: 7459

Re: Thumb Ring for recurve

Afternoon All. Have you considered making your own thumb ring, ... I concur, making your own thumbring is the better solution. Materials other than horn will work. It helps to have some idea of what you want to make. Have a look at the range of Thumbrings in this collection to get some idea of the d...
by GrahameA
Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Traditional Tackle
Topic: Queensland Rosewood
Replies: 7
Views: 2972

Re: Queensland Rosewood

Hi Rod. Riser looks nice Daryl,that rosewood is beautiful stuff mate Daryl will not say it however, the bow itself looks very nice plus is a pleasure to shoot. The workmanship is high, typical of Daryl's work. It is still in the tuning stage and the grip does not suit me but suits the builder approp...
by GrahameA
Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Making a Flemish Splice Bowstring
Replies: 20
Views: 75004

Re: Making a Flemish Splice Bowstring

Morning All. Flemish Strings compared to Endless Strings compared to Strings with Spliced Endss compared to ... Without some hard testing and numbers the comparison of one string type to another is mainly one of opinion. It is worthwhile noting that most Target Archers use endless strings. Many 'Tra...
by GrahameA
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Making a Flemish Splice Bowstring
Replies: 20
Views: 75004

Re: Making a Flemish Splice Bowstring

Morning.
clinton miller wrote:... Why? Endless is all I've ever made and used.
It is good to know how to make them as they can be made 'in the field' without the need for a jig.