|Type of user:||lurk, but will help if I can|
|Here indoors...raring to get outdoors!|
Okay...theres alot of useful info out there, then there is alot of not-so-useful info. No easy way to make it out which is which. Ofcourse if you have plenty of money, then I suppose thats one way to go...
Hmmm now, 2 homemade bows (not by me.. yet) recurves
-1 , 46 # TD 62 high, 29 draw- birch/glass laminations
-1 , 54 # 65 high 29 draw(sortoff a black widow copy..)birch/glass/carbon laminations
- 1 , ~50# self flatbow (ash/rawhide)
- 1 , 75# Woodlaminated Longbow (Steve Ralphs, thanks!)
- 1 Hungarian Horsebow by Czaba Grozer 63# @28
-selfmade arrows... pine, 30.5 inches long. Blunts, flu-flus, screw-in adapters, glue-ons... etc
-fletches: trebark selfcut, 103mm long, 13mm high
-selfmade quiver (adaptable :back/hip)
- plus whatever else I feel like making/building
More to come as I make them...;-)
A friend introduced me to barebow around may 2000, been hooked onto it eversince. Now am starting to make my own bows. Have bought a couple diffrent types to see what they are made of and how. I like tinkering.
So far I've kept the styles simple. I tried olympic, but got tired of the stabilizers, sights, braces etc... So I applied the KISS principle (Keep it simple, stupid) . what was left was the traditional designs. Since the first bows I bought were 29 inches I had to 'make up my own' style eventhough I have naturally short limbs. After 10 months of shooting I cannot seem to go back to the 'anchor under your jaw' method. So what, If it works, don't fix it!
Scores... not much to talk about as I try to avoid competitions. They tend to make this al seem serious.
Nuoli-Haukat (Arrow hawks) here In Hämeenlinna, Southern Finland. around 30 (mostly FITA shooters: now 4 traditionals :-)) despite the small numbers a few take part in almost every competition there is ...
As said above I like making my own trails.. But I do always listen to the other fellow as I've noticed that in archery (as in most matters too) there are a million opinions, and ways to doing things) there are no absolute truths, there are ways that suit you better and some don't suit you at all. I believe the human is an adaptive creature, So I like to switch bows and teach myself how to shoot with a bow, eventhough I may not really like it, because in the end, i will learn to shoot with it well.
Main reason why I'am towards making things myself is that its cheap. And the less moving parts there are, the less there is that can go wrong.
Mind over matter. Its corny but the one 'gospel truth' out there seems to be that 90 % of shooting is mental, the rest is the equipment.
Oh yeah and archers out there, stick together! I know how annoying it is to wait for the compound/sight shooters to finish their rounds ;-) but they seem to make up the larger majority (it seems to be changing though :-)) and safety in numbers.
will be adding an "archery" section to my website shortly. Address will be added at some point in time...