[Elfsea] Draw weight

Adam Edwards wilim.penbras at pandora.org
Mon Jun 20 19:10:11 PDT 2011


In general, I bow gains or looses 2.5# for every inch over 28" and about 
3# after 30".  Usually works the same way for draw lengths under 28".    
If you have a full arrow you can mark the shaft every 1" and see what 
your draw length is.  It will give you a (very) rough idea what your bow 
is @ your draw length.  LOL  Of Course that assumes you have the exact 
string length it was originally set with when the decided it was 50#.  A 
longer or shorter string will decrease or increase the draw weight....  
I'll be quiet now.  Don Sebastian will take good care of you.

YiS,

      Wilim

On 20/06/2011 8:19 PM, Randy Shipp wrote:
> Oh, no problem!  As you say, you were fortunate to have lots of folks 
> there, which was really cool to see!
>
> I will try my best to be at the Wednesday practice...Sunday's are 
> sometimes more complicated.  When is the next Sunday shoot?
>
> --Antoine
>
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Sebastian <sebastianf at sbcglobal.net 
> <mailto:sebastianf at sbcglobal.net>> wrote:
>
>     My apologies for not recognizing or remebering you.  There were
>     quite a few students between the two classes (yea).
>     I can test the bow.  I do not have a spine tester, they are more
>     costly.  I can give you a fair estimate on the spine weight or if
>     you come out Sunday we can shoot them and see how they perform.
>     Sebastian
>
>     ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>     *From:* Randy Shipp <randyshipp at gmail.com
>     <mailto:randyshipp at gmail.com>>
>     *To:* Barony of Elfsea <elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org
>     <mailto:elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org>>
>     *Sent:* Mon, June 20, 2011 5:52:42 PM
>     *Subject:* Re: [Elfsea] All Star Archery review
>
>     I actually did attend your class Saturday (I was the one who came
>     in partway through your first class and sat nearest the door).
>      Without my bow, and the mystery shafts, of course, it would have
>     been impossible to answer those questions.  Still, perhaps I can
>     catch up with you soon to work on this.  I'd very much like not
>     having to get my own bow scale and spine tester at a time when my
>     resources are stretched so thin.  Can any of this be done at the
>     Bedford fighter practice, perhaps?
>
>     Thanks very much,
>
>     Antoine D'Aubernoun
>
>     On Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 5:37 PM, Sebastian
>     <sebastianf at sbcglobal.net <mailto:sebastianf at sbcglobal.net>> wrote:
>
>         Antoine;
>         Thank you for sharing your experience so that others do not
>         have to go through the same.
>         At the risk of sounding snooty  had you attended my archery
>         class at Kings College Saturday I would have answered your
>         questions about your bow and saved you the aggrevation of
>         dealing with the compound bow crowd.  That said I would be
>         more than happy to help you with this challenge.  I will be at
>         the Elfsea fighter practice Wednesday night and at our archery
>         practice this Sunday.
>         If I can be of help please let me know.
>         Don Sebastian Frobishire (Arc D' Or)
>         Elfsea Hospitaler
>
>         ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>         *From:* Randy Shipp <randyshipp at gmail.com
>         <mailto:randyshipp at gmail.com>>
>         *To:* steppes at lists.ansteorra.org
>         <mailto:steppes at lists.ansteorra.org>; Barony of Elfsea
>         <elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org <mailto:elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org>>
>         *Sent:* Mon, June 20, 2011 5:23:18 PM
>         *Subject:* [Elfsea] All Star Archery review
>
>         Greetings,
>
>         Having wasted a significant portion of my afternoon on a
>         failed search
>         for help with my bow, I decided to salvage some usefulness
>         from the
>         exercize and post about my experience.  Hopefully, this will help
>         someone else who might find themselves in a similar situation.
>
>         I took my American style longbow into All Star Archery (and Marine
>         Electronics) in Lewisville this afternoon.  I also brought
>         four cedar
>         shafts, randomly selected from a box of shafts my dad had laying
>         around.  When I walked in, I said, “I’m hoping you can help me.  I
>         have this bow, but no arrows.  I want to be sure of a few things
>         before I spend a bunch of money on supplies.”  Before we could
>         get to
>         what information I wanted, the guy said, “We don’t see many
>         longbows
>         here,” (which is understandable), “and we won’t have any
>         supplies for
>         it.”  Okay, I get that.  “Well,” I said, “I mainly need to
>         figure out
>         the true weight of the bow at my draw length in order to get
>         the right
>         shafts.”  At this point, I expected to get help measuring my draw
>         length, then we’d string my bow, put it on a bow scale, and
>         off we’d
>         go.  Instead, I got, “Well, it says 50 pounds on the bow.” 
>         “Right,” I
>         said, “but it doesn’t say at what draw length.”  “Well,” he
>         said, “if
>         you draw it to, you know, about the right amount, it’ll be
>         around 50
>         pounds.  If you draw it more or less, that’ll change, so
>         there’s no
>         way for me to know.  I guess if you want to string it, I can
>         draw it
>         and tell you about what it is...”  This is the point at which
>         I should
>         have just said thanks and left.  As it is, I talked for
>         another minute
>         or so, just to confirm that this was as helpful as it was going to
>         get.
>
>         Either this guy did not understand what I was asking, or they
>         did not
>         have a bow scale (otherwise, why wouldn’t he offer that instead of
>         some guesstimate?).  Either way, this is not archery expertise.
>         Having heard all that, I didn’t even proceed to my next question,
>         which was whether they had a spine tester for verifying what the
>         shafts I have are.  The entire experience was very much like
>         buying a
>         computer or camera at a big box store.  They’re fine for reciting
>         specs from the side of the box, and they probably have an OK
>         selection, but as soon as you start asking about video chipsets or
>         f-stops, they have no clue.
>
>         Save yourself the trip and avoid All Star Archery for traditional
>         archery questions.
>
>         Yours,
>         --Antoine
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