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    String walking

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    I was reading recently something about agb not allowing string walking. Now I can't remember if this was happening now or at some point in the future. I have a couple of rs portsmouth next month and need to know if I can string walk?
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    Quote Originally Posted by evolram View Post
    Hi all
    I was reading recently something about agb not allowing string walking. Now I can't remember if this was happening now or at some point in the future. I have a couple of rs portsmouth next month and need to know if I can string walk?
    Cheers
    So far as I know that's not true, except for longbow/field, where it states that a single anchor point and position of fingers on the string must be used throughout. I don't see any such restriction for target, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evolram View Post
    Hi all
    I was reading recently something about agb not allowing string walking. Now I can't remember if this was happening now or at some point in the future. I have a couple of rs portsmouth next month and need to know if I can string walk?
    Cheers
    Which style are you talking about? I know that it is allowed in barebow.

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    It's barebow.

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    This is an area that can be confusing as the rules for barebow and longbow are very different, which many newcomers to traditional archery might not anticipate. Plus, if you take a look at Field shooting, World Archery Field rules and IFAA (if you do some of them) can be different again.

    As a rule of thumb, assume nothing is allowed for longbow. Sounds harsh, but here are some examples: longbows must use wooden arrows, are not allowed any sight window or grip shaping, and must mention Agincourt at least once per distance (AGB-specific rule, that). The longbow rules are designed to maintain a set view of what a longbow is; almost all other rules allow for technological advances.

    Whereas barebow rules really only differ from recurve in that you cannot use sights and your unstrung bow must pass through a 12cm hoop. So barebow can be anything from a traditional Mongol bow (no sight window, no shaped grip, wooden arrows with traditionally made fletchings etc) to the latest Prodigy or Inno with X10s. But, as I said above, especially for Field: check the relevant rulebooks for your category and become familiar with what you are and are not allowed. It can and does change depending on round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evolram View Post
    It's barebow.
    Recurve Barebow (ILF Recurve with no sights/Stabs), ArcheryGB won't ban Stringwalking, it will put all their Archers out of World Archery Field and 3D.

    Confusion is that some think of Barebow as any type bow bare of sights where World Archery Barebow is ILF Rec as above, it can be a little confusing.

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