[Ansteorra] Ansteorra] for archers

mikea mikea at mikea.ath.cx
Wed Jun 8 14:51:00 PDT 2011

On Wed, Jun 08, 2011 at 02:44:34PM -0700, Patrick R wrote:
> Tillering is the process of working the limbs of the bow to make them
> bend equally when pulled to full draw. If a bow has been cut down it
> usually needs to be retillered and will most likely be a heavier weight
> but may no longer have the maximum draw the bow once did.

Just so. The bow had drawn 45# at 28", but the weight went up to 52# at
26", and it really wasn't safe to draw past 26". But my word, that was a
_quick_ bow. 

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