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by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Mastering the Traditional Bow
Topic: arrow flight question
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: arrow flight question

G'day Bodie, The standard if you like is ⅜" above right angles to the shelf. This is if you shot Mediterranean release (split fingers). If you shoot three under someone else will have to step in and help with the measurement. Really it is just a matter of trying different heights by adjusting a litt...
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: WHY?

The die hard wooden arrow fraternity tell us they are just as good as their modern counterpart but at most TAA shoots carbon/alloy arrows ect are not recognised . I personally would hate to see a separate division based on arrow material. We could end up like another archery association that has so...
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Chinese Made Broadheads
Replies: 14
Views: 361

Re: Chinese Made Broadheads

Nah Matt I haven't as I still shoot the good old Ribteks. It's been awhile since I've sent one of those towards any game too. :sad:
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: WHY?

There is special feel about a set of well crafted timber arrows that can’t be matched by synthetic arrows. Unfortunately, as the generation of our era pass on these crafts will probably be lost forever in Australia. It will be a sad day when the selfbow disappears. I agree 100%. Sadly, just like wi...
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: WHY?
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: WHY?

Fibre glass used in bows is considered to be traditional yet an aluminium arrow which predates fibreglass by ten years is not. 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 Must...
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Mostly deer.
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: Mostly deer.

Some excellent shots there; thanks for sharing them. :handgestures-thumbupleft:
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: IFAA and longbow
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: 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/ ... es/longbow It would seem that they are put into recurve division (being a semi recurve that they are)....
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Traditional Crafts
Topic: Variances in timber shafts.
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Variances in timber shafts.

Have your shafts within five pound spine weight and fifty grains in physical weight. I know some will say that is not close enough tolerances but I haven't met the archer who could shoot good enough to tell the difference. Me personally I have my arrows matched closer but that is just me being fussy...
by Stickbow Hunter
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Raindrop Damascus Knife
Replies: 4
Views: 439

Re: Raindrop Damascus Knife

Good one woody. That handle is interesting and I imagine it would be quite comfortable in the hand.
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Wedding Anniversary
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Wedding Anniversary

Congrats and enjoy your travels!!!

Jeff & Jude
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 690

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

Kendaric, I have been told by a committee member of TAA as to how things came about and it is as you described in your post. I agree 100% with most of what you say. The most important thing is that traditional longbow now has it own division, separate from the other. That strikes me as a step in the...
by Stickbow Hunter
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.
Replies: 19
Views: 690

Re: Bow Division for Bio Composite Bows.

Kendaric wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:56 pm
As we all really know, a hybrid is really a semi-recurve with a new marketable incorrect name of modern longbow. :teasing-poke:

TAA took the diplomatic road and called it hybrid.
No, TAA just abandoned the very traditions they claim to be protecting.
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

It is not from the initial string travel that my arm gets hit, but from the lower brace height after the arrow has well and truly left the string - like a buzzing on the skin. That's it. where as it appears common to make traditional longbows nowadays that are over 66" with a 18" handle (measured t...
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

hit my arm while heeling a bow and it is no fun whatsoever. 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 ...
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Supplier
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Supplier

little arrows wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:14 pm
... I do apologies if I have somehow offended.
Nothing to do with being offended Sue just that if you were answering about places to purchase gear I'm sure the info would have been helpful to other members as well is all.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Supplier
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Supplier

little arrows wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:53 pm
pm sent Kimall.
Why PM Sue as the question was asked on here so why not answer on here? Your suggestions would most likely be of interest to others looking for places to purchase Trad equipment.
by Stickbow Hunter
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Happy New Year

Same to you Eddie and all the best to everyone for the year ahead!

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: 'In Africa' by Bob Swinehart for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 351

Re: 'In Africa' by Bob Swinehart for sale

Al Kidner wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:28 am
I’m keen mate. Pm inbound....
I haven't received any PM from you Al.

Jeff
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: Festive Season
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Festive Season

To everyone on Ozbow, have a Happy & Safe Christmas and all the very best for the New Year!
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 14
Views: 739

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 ...
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

Could the handle profile affect the manner in which limb vibration is dissipated? I don't think it would. All being equal, is the ‘kick’ proportional to the bows draw weight? I think limb design and tiller makes more difference in this area than draw weight. Apparently there are different interpret...
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: DECURVE LONGBOW DESIGN

Daryl, As you know I have shot what people are calling Hill style longbows for over thirty years and there is no way known that I would build one with a deflex limb profile. To me doing so doesn't make sense for the same reasons as given in the Belcher Bows comment in your post. Yes, they say they h...
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: 'In Africa' by Bob Swinehart for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 351

'In Africa' by Bob Swinehart for sale

I have this very rare bowhunting book for sale. There were only 5000 of these books ever printed. 'In Africa' is a pictorial of Bob Swinehart's African Safaris. He was the first bowhunter to take the Big Five of Africa. He used a longbow to take the elephant, rhinoceros, cape buffalo and lion and a ...
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: The Ozbow Trade Blanket
Topic: 'Sagittarius' by Bob Swinehart for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 150

'Sagittarius' by Bob Swinehart for sale

I have for sale this very rare Bowhunting book. 'Sagittarius' is the best bowhunting book I have ever read. Bob Swinehart was the first Bowhunter to take the Big Five of Africa. He used a longbow to take the elephant, rhinoceros, cape buffalo and lion and a recurve to take the leopard. 'Sagittarius'...
by Stickbow Hunter
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Bowyers
Topic: Anyone in the south burnet
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: Anyone in the south burnet

BFB where in the South Burnett are you, we are in Maryborough? I used to make a few longbows but you may be more interested in recurves. I don't make them much anymore but I do have a couple to build and could possibly be persuaded to make a start on them at some stage. Anyway see if you have offers...
by Stickbow Hunter
Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: 150 LONGBOWS.
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: 150 LONGBOWS.

Jeff, From memory I was speaking to Rob Scully at the Medieval Fayre around 2011. He was running a blacksmithing demonstration and was assisted by Peter French. Rob mentioned that he was conducting a blacksmithing course at a TAFE centre in the Ipswich /Bremer River area. I think this photograph wa...
by Stickbow Hunter
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Shooting The Breeze
Topic: 150 LONGBOWS.
Replies: 7
Views: 487

Re: 150 LONGBOWS.

That's going back a few years now Daryl. Looks like it was one of the years we used Boora Jenson's 3D targets. We haven't seen Rob Scully for quite some years.
by Stickbow Hunter
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Damascus Blade
Replies: 19
Views: 2514

Re: Damascus Blade

That's a handy little knife.