|Type of user:||in the best way for me|
sometime intresting but to many times for traditional archers.
a 54 pound martin mamba with easton xx75 (2117), 5 inch feathers and various kind points (bullet, field and blunt)... this is the best for roving and 3D shooting.... I think. I also own a 60 pounds fiberglass longbow and a 54 pound yew longbow. My latest toy is a 55 pounds
I use a martin glove. I use wooden arrows with plastic nocks for my fiberglass longbow and with my wooden selfbows I use cedar shafts with self nocks and self made bone or iron heads.
Three years ago, I met a yew bow and we fell in love. For the moment I've given birth to four children but there are many more to come...(I hope).
More seriously, my aim is, one day, to be able to reproduce most of the bows found during excavations in europe... some look very easy to, other not (must remember that most of them were built with flint tools...) and to be able to use them, of course... to this extent I am helped by many friends who just like me compete in the european championships of prehistoric arms (bow and atlatl). this has been created in order to exchange informations concerning the topic throughout europe. if this interests you you can mail me.
I'm still trying to know why I decided to build those fu*$@""§ wood bows that break so easily when they are not well built...
I'm also thinking about bow hunting, I don't know if you have ever read those books by Saxton Pope or Maurice Thompson but they consider bow hunters as "sportsmen"... I don't and I think it is something very important to take a life even if the bow hunter is closer to his pray than the man hunting with his gun.
If one day I kill a beast it is that I won't have enough money to buy meat "primitive" men could not buy meat...
intrested in traditional archery? join me I many documents but I'd like to have much more. I'll be glad to send you what I have.
E-mail me or write to me :
32 rue Paul Antin