|Name:||Dave J. Boers|
|Type of user:||I don't use the newsgroups because of lack of time :-(|
|Sorry, no picture (yet) available.
(I'm working on it, though)
Since my study of Applied Physics is demanding and I have to combine it with my work on the committee, I don't really have time to use the newsgroups. However, I may occasionally look at them.
I am recurve archer.
My gear consists of a Hoyt Gold Medalist TD4+ riser (brilliant red, model '97) with Carbofast Carbon+ limbs, 40.5 lbs @ 31.5", which I nicknamed "The Red Lady" for its beautiful brilliant red colour. I am using a 25" longrod, 9" twins on a 20 degree angled V-bar, and a 4" Hydraulic extender (my entire stabilisation gear comes from Carbofast). I also use a Carbofast recurve Sight.
I am shooting Easton A/C/C 3-39 arrows at the moment with 40 mm long Kurly Vanes (with the Sagittarius logo on their backs, the logo of my archery club). I find these arrows performing good on almost every distance. I only regret the fact that the arrows are a little bit on the heavy side for shooting 90 m. Perhaps one day I will have enough money to get some A/C/E's.
I started shooting at the time I came to the university, which was in september 1995, with the university archery club Sagittarius. There I followed one of the annual introductory archery courses. At that time I was shooting a wooden Royal Class bow, about 28lbs.
After about half a year I became a member of my club's executive committee. I am in charge of the maintenance and purchase of the club's shooting gear (mostly introductory bows, like Royal Class, Samick SMT of Progress I).
In may 1996 I started shooting a different club bow: a Samick SMT 9, 38 lbs @ 31,5". With this bow I shot a PB of 260.
Recently I have purchased my very own gear, which I described above.
I do not go to contests very often, but I believe that will soon change now I have my own gear. The one contest I won (1st prize) until now is the Freshmen prize in the "Laddercompetitie" which is an annual contest of my club. At that time I shot 245 out of 300 at 25m. This "Laddercompetitie" I shot with the club's Samick SMT 9.
My PB right now is 263 out of 300 at 25m. However this is rapidly increasing and this number is probably outdated when you read it, since I am only just getting used to my new gear.
I like shooting outdoors best. Sagittarius has a beautiful outdoor range, surrounded by trees. I find shooting outdoors extremely relaxing and very rewarding. Too bad there aren't nearly enough days of good weather in the Netherlands.
Here are some humble opinions of myself:
I think trust in yourself and in your equipment is the key factor to shooting. Technique and gear are only (important) tools. The ultimate goal of shooting should always be that beautiful feeling after a great shot.
My other interests (yes, I do have some other interests beside archery ;-) are:
- J.S. BACH's music: for his music is so beautifully composed of ingeniously interwoven musical threads that is is like life itself: it appears different and refreshing everytime you taste it.
- READING GOOD BOOKS: I would recommend:
* The Dune Series -- Frank Herbert
* The Lord of The Rings -- J.R.R. Tolkien
* The Feynman Lectures on Physics -- Feynman, Leighton, Sands
- BROWSING THE INTERNET.
And as a last advise to all you Windows users I would like to say: get rid of it ... get Linux.