|Type of user:||Long-standing reader and contributor, mostly target archery|
Don't believe the grip...it's changed again. Nice T-shirt, though :-)
Reader and sporadic poster, it mainly depends on what topics are being discussed. I was one of the first contributors to both alt.archery and rec.sport.archery, I tend to prefer the latter now because of the better signal:noise ratio.
I shoot a Hoyt Radian, with shoot 68 inch, 40lb Hoyt Carbon Plus limbs. I smile every time I hear of an Avalon cracking, it makes me glad that I didn't buy one :-)
My arrows are Easton A/C/E 470s, at 30 inches length, with 1.5 inches cut off the back for extra stiffness. I have 41 grain points and 59 grain inserts in them, Easton G-nocks, and 1 9/16 inch spin wings.
My stabilisers are an AGF T-Bar, with a sawn-off Easton A/C/E Ultra-High Resonance rod (cut down from 29 inches to 26 inches), and two 10 inch A/C/E twins. The twins have Jim Buchanan's Gizmos on them, and I also have a Carbofast 420 hydraulic extender acting as a bottom weight.
I've got an AGF Safari sight, which is (IMHO) one of the best target sights available. It's just a shame that they don't give it the quick vertical adjustment of the Technic (but not the quick release mechanism; it's too fragile).
I'm currently using 20 strand FastFlite strings, but am considering changing to Dyneema. I make quite a lot of my archery equipment; my handgrip, tabs, sling, and sight ring are all home-made, and I always experiment with home-made stuff before buying.
You could have found all of this out by checking my web page anyway...
I started shooting in 1989, after listening to my flat-mates (who were both in the University archery team) bullshitting about it for ages. Shot my first and worst Fita a couple of months later, and made it into the University team in my first season.
I got my 1000 and 1100 Fita Stars in 1990, my 1200 in 1991 and I haven't quite managed to get my 1300. Maybe next year. I became a GNAS Master Bowman in 1991 and Grand Master Bowman in 1995 (I made GMB scores in 1991, but not in British Record status competitions).
I've been on the Scottish team in 1991 and 1992, I withdrew for personal reasons in 1993 and didn't shoot in 1994, but was back again in 1995 and 1996. I've been top ranked Scottish archer twice, have won the Scottish Championships once, and placed second and third as well.
I was in the British Elite Target Squad in 1995-6, and made the British 'B' Team in 1996. My best scores were in 1995, but my best average in 1996. I'm hoping for even better (including the elusive 1300 Star) in 1997.
I keep a record of all my scores, and produce silly statistics from them which I put on my web page.
I guess it's true...students don't have anything to do but hack HTML and CGI these days.
I almost wish I was one again (but then I couln't afford all the nice archery toys that I want to buy :-).