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    American Flatbows

    Sorry if this subject has been asked before but I'm pretty new to archery.
    What category does the American Flatbow come under in GNAS target archery?
    I have seen numerous ones with a plastic arrow rest fitted.
    Is this correct as I understood it had the arrow shelf on the riser for that purpose?






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    I think it depends on what flatbow you have. If the string touches the bow limbs once its strung its classed as a recurve, if the string doesn't touch the bow limbs when strung its a barebow, but I could be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raven's_Eye View Post
    I think it depends on what flatbow you have. If the string touches the bow limbs once its strung its classed as a recurve, if the string doesn't touch the bow limbs when strung its a barebow, but I could be wrong.
    This may tell you what you want to know

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    American flat bows are not accepted for target only field

    courtesy of moose on the loose
    See the light and come over to the DARKSIDE

    My bow can shoot itself, I just go along to stop it winning competitions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    American flat bows are not accepted for target only field

    courtesy of moose on the loose
    Really? I got the impression it can be shot as "recurve barebow"!
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    Yes you can but then you will be at a distinct disadvantage when you consider that real barebow recurves could be a top end riser and limbs designed specifically for barebow shooting top end carbon arrows

    The american flatbow class is a class for field archery

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    See the light and come over to the DARKSIDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose View Post
    Yes you can but then you will be at a distinct disadvantage when you consider that real barebow recurves could be a top end riser and limbs designed specifically for barebow shooting top end carbon arrows

    The american flatbow class is a class for field archery

    courtesy of moose on the loose
    ....an example of forcing people along a route they may not want to go on.

    People should be able to shoot what they want & compete on a level playing field.

    ....next someone'll say ELBs for Victorians & Warbows for war!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Berny

    ....an example of forcing people along a route they may not want to go on.

    People should be able to shoot what they want & compete on a level playing field.

    ....next someone'll say ELBs for Victorians & Warbows for war!
    Agree

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    It appears to me that AGB are only interested in promoting freestyle recurve and compound. ELB's are reluctantly tolerated so I don't think there's much hope that any other "traditional" bowstyle is going to be recognised for target archery anytime soon unless they become an Olympic event.

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    Don't forget although there are no records for AFBs held, if a tournament organiser wants to put in an award for AFB what is to stop them doing so. If enough clubs supported AFB as a target discipline, and enough people shot them, they'd be accepted.

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    Agree.

    Try shooting a longbow at FITA events, you get looked at as if you're stupid.


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