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Ad'lan wrote:I know I'm being a dick, but I've actually got to agree with both of you. Nxp is correct, it's not yet a proper warbow weight, nor is it quite the technique I'd call proper, and if you need to do it with a 55lb bow, it's a little
Excessive. But without seeing it in person, I can't offer any major improvements (well, I could watch the video in depth, but I haven't the time really). I recommend the English warbow society, and keep practicing.
And to nxp, the warbow has the same place in archery as the American flatbow, or the hunting recurve. If the objective is get an arrow to the target, a compound is objectivley better. But if the objective is to hit the target, why don't we all get rifles?
Newer does and does not equal better. For different values of better.
SavageArcher wrote:I'm making the transition to traditional archery. I've learned that my stance is more compressed for lack of a better term so my usual 31 inch draw length with a long ATA compound is closer to 29-291/2 inches with my recurves. Also learned that my 31" 340 spined carbon arrows work well enough with both in my 48# @ 30'' Howatt Hunter and my Bear Grizzly 50# @ 28". My biggest issue at the moment is maintaining my brace height since I have both bows strung with B-50 Flemish strings, they look nice but I'm constantly having to add twist to them as they stretch on me. After about 20-30 shots my bow starts getting noisy and my accuracy drops as my brace height lowers. I'll probably go back to an endless loop type string but since both bows are over 30 years old I stick with dacron instead of using Fast Flight strings.
northernxposure wrote:Instead of B50 (Dacron) switch to B55, it has similar characteristics to Dacron but has less issues with stretch. Otherwise you can pre-stretch them before shooting, or twist the bejezus out of them and let them settle in (if you're still adjusting your BH after 150+ shots, take a good look at that string - it shouldn't be stretching that much.)
DunutDude67 wrote:Hey I just had a random question, I shoot a 95lb long bow and it is awesome but I was wondering if the poundage will make the arrow splinter if it comes into contact with something as hard as a human skull.
Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Kissing-Tom wrote:I know some of his videos on youtube. It´s amazing. Anytime I must travel to Britain and buy an original yewwarbow.
I never build a bow of yew, only ash, maple and elm. Few members of the South-Germany/Austria bowbildersclub can make very good yewbows.
I´ve looked, when their made some on our bowbuilders-meeting. But I think, I must learn much more for making a english warbow.
DunutDude67 wrote:I Just use standard 28" wood arrows made of ceder I think. I only ask because two days ago I missed the target and hit a rock and my arrow completley shattered. Should I use different arrows?
Quietus wrote:DunutDude67 wrote:I Just use standard 28" wood arrows made of ceder I think. I only ask because two days ago I missed the target and hit a rock and my arrow completley shattered. Should I use different arrows?
No. You should stop hitting rocks.
Random thought. Am I the only one here who finds it strange that someone shooting a 95lb longbow, does not know for sure what his arrows are made of?
That kind of bow is after all a piece of kit that requires massive amounts of training to use. Generally years, since it is as much a feat of technique as strength.
One would think that basic knowledge about the tools of the trade would be gained within that time.
Lol bro im 15 so chill out.
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