Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 25 to 29 of 29

Thread: Warming the bow

  1. #25
    It's an X I've taken part in an AIUK Ironman Shoot. Raven's_Eye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    1,889
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 96 Times in 83 Posts
    Thats why at our longbow shoot we'll be having Port

    Only reason you have Sherry before the shoot is so your consistant throughout the day.
    Longbows, the real bows.

  2. #26
    In the Black
    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Sheffield
    Posts
    71
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 12 Times in 6 Posts
    I did not know whether it was most appropriate to open a new thread or revice this old one.

    It is related to warming a long bow more specifically preparing to shoot under the rules of most competitions I have encountered.

    Invariably at my club, before any competition or even before setting out to score for the 252s or any other of the rounds that people record their scores for to submit for some achievement or other, we are allowed 6 sighters. 6 arrows before the recording or competition starts ..to get one's eye in assess wind effects whatever.

    My longbow on any occassion does not seem to settle into how it is going to consistently continue to shot uintil I have shot several ends and I am told by others that the same is generally true for most longbow users but archers using other types of bow say the same is true for them too. Certainly I have noticed the same can be said for my American Flatbow and take-down Recurve bows. There is probably something to be said for achnowledging that one also has 'warm-up' the Archer too.

    So, with all that now said, to the question.

    Why is it that only 6 sighters are allowed and not even the provision to shoot a few ends even if at a different distance to get both the bow and the archer warmed up?

    I honestly don't know but is the same true with national events or even Olympic ones? It does seem a little like going in unprepared if both the bow and the archer have not settled into their best shooting ..feel.. or state of readiness.

    I was asked this same question by a beginner and to frank the response "because that's the way it is" is not an intelligent or informed response ..I wouldand do not accept that kind of answer to questions in life and most certainly would by far rather only offer the response "I have no idea" than use one that if we're honest reflects ignorance or stupidity.

    So... what is the justification or the thinking behind only allowing 6 sighters and not say up to 6 ends?

  3. #27
    It's an X KidCurry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    1,313
    Thanks
    48
    Thanked 196 Times in 169 Posts
    I think it's a perfectly good question against a perfectly daft AGB regulation and I have no idea where it comes from. It cannot be to warm up the archer as you should not be shooting to warm up. I have filed it alongside numerous AGB/GNAS oddities but it would be interesting to find out the real reason.
    An archers only opponent is his mind.

  4. #28
    It's an X Corax67's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    1,374
    Thanks
    285
    Thanked 221 Times in 170 Posts
    My guess would be that it isn't a warm up at all but rather a courtesy gesture which allows the archers to confirm they have set their first sight mark correctly before commencing a competitive round.



    Karl
    I meant to do that - honest ! !

  5. #29
    It's an X I've taken part in an AIUK Ironman Shoot. Raven's_Eye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    1,889
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 96 Times in 83 Posts
    Have you tried stringing your bow a little while before shooting and giving it some increasing draws? Personally I find the bow is fine after the sighters if anything it's me warming up.

    Like previously said this is probably just a courtesy thing of letting you know your initial set up is correct, or get used to an unknown field. If you look at traditional longbow rules, you weren't even allowed sighters. Your first arrows were your scoring arrows.
    Longbows, the real bows.

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345

Similar Threads

  1. Warming up...
    By ncook in forum Recurve Bow
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 28-08-09, 12:26 PM
  2. Warming up the Bow
    By sparrowfoot in forum Traditional Bows (Archive)
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11-03-08, 04:44 PM
  3. Warming up
    By SLOWHAND in forum Compound Bow
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 21-10-07, 09:28 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •