ANST - Measuring Bows
Lord Larkin O'Kane
larkin at webstar.net
Tue Aug 26 11:00:39 PDT 1997
On Sat, 23 Aug 1997 03:42:13 -06:0, you wrote:
>I think that measuring all bows at 28 inches is one of the least
>functional things I have seen the SCA do to archery. It is no mystery
>to any archer that people of different sizes have different draw
>lengths. The helm changes the draw length too.
The key is MAXIMUM poundage for a bow.
>All decked out in my gear my proper draw length is 19 inches. On a
>30lb (at 28") bow that gives me 15lbs. Poo.
I agree that the max seems to be a bit too low.
>Yes, I can overdraw off the the side, but that ruins the aim. What
>good is range if I can't hit the target?
The solution to this is practice with the helm on.
>What makes sense here is to have folks cut their arrows to their draw
>length (duh!, just like you do when making a real set of arrows) and
>then measure the draw length off the arrow. Simple enough.
I don't see that this would accomplish anything that isn't already
done. Have I missed the point here? What difference does it make if
the arrows are cut to the length of draw?
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