[Ansteorra-archery] Other fun stuff

Susan Hill sueorintx at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 1 20:21:02 PDT 2005

Disabled archers are of course accomodated. It arguably gives a crossbowmen 
an advantage to shoot from a sitting or kneeling position because they can 
steady their aim more easily. My personal thing is that it is 
physiologically more tiring to have to stand rather than sit or kneel so in 
a competition, I ask for crossbows to stand so that they don't have an 
advantage over bows in that way. If all archers trained to shoot sitting and 
could do so, I would have no problems requiring all bows or crossbows to sit 
or stand, but for those using the longbow...it could be a distinct problem, 
depending on the length of the bow. We do have people shoot in competitions 
from wheelchairs/scooters, and I have had one archer use a little stool 
because she had problems standing for long periods. There is no problem 
whatsoever in that, but when there is an advantage to be had, we attempt to 
keep the field as even as possible. Royal Rounds, by themselves are not 
considered competition. When we shoot them at our practices, Einan, you will 
see crossbows kneeling, sitting, or standing. It is only in competition that 
you will see changes like this.

Lyneya de Grey

----Original Message Follows----
From: Lady Einin Ciarnait <little_dragon_0861 at yahoo.com>
Reply-To: Archery within the Kingdom of 
Ansteorra<ansteorra-archery at ansteorra.org>
To: Archery within the Kingdom of Ansteorra 
<ansteorra-archery at ansteorra.org>
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-archery] Other fun stuff
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 19:08:33 -0700 (PDT)

OK...why would sitting not be allowed? ( What about those archers who are 
disabled? )

Just a question

David Ruff <davidsbox01 at yahoo.com> wrote:
I would have guessed that to be the case. I have not seen it written 
anywhere but i imagine its like the "rules" allowed shooting in any postion 
- but sitting and kneeling isn't allowed. Altho - changing bows i can 
honestly see a REAL advantage in that. Especially for those that roll there 

Have to understand - i build about 5 to 10 of these things a month - there 
are ones that catch my eye, combos that are insane etc...

To be silly tho - i can't imagine our forefathers actually made things to 
make the task at hand easier and more precise. Thats just out of the box 
thinking hehehehehe. <--- being silly.... :)


Harry Bilings <humble_archer at hotmail.com> wrote:
I have not read the "rules" lately but I doubt that you can change 
"bow/crossbows" in the middle of a round. I know that I would not allow it.
humble archer
Ravens Fort Ansteorra

Just tested a fiberglass composite prod that i made..... Has 13" powerstroke 
with a 3" brace. 16 total inches from back of prod to teeth.

Wanna talk about some SPEED coming off the tiller.... MAN!!!!!!! blows my 
121lb competition bow out of the water.

Is pulling 130# at 13" draw, 3" brace and is 30" tip to tip.... 1690 in/lbs. 
Whats better is i have put a modern trigger system into the medieval stock 
complete with safety and auto catch teeth. No resetting the roller. This 
order was extremely weird, but the guy said trust him... i can see why.... 
This is one going out east heheh. It shoots flat and i mean FLAT out past 40 

Makes me wonder what would happen if while shooting an open round royal in 
speed round a 50lb pull at 13" draw 3" brace -  using light bolts made for 
speed and flat shooting would do.... Cocking it one handed with the auto 
reset catch in it would be a dream. Building another trigger system to try 
that one out. As far as i can see there is no rules to changing bows mid 
royal round - one bow for flat out accuracy and range and another for pure 
speed. To fun.....


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