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  1. English Bowman

    Marksman KG1 made 1982

    When would an arrow ever pass by a limb to riser mounting on a recurve and generate enough heat to cause a problem? The part of the bow that's being talked about is where the limbs attach to the riser, well away from the arrow.
  2. English Bowman

    Hoyt Xpert wooden bow - set up help

    One thing I'd add to this be careful what string you use on this bow, don't use a modern non stretch material, stick to Dacron B50 or similar, also don't use carbon arrows. The bow wasn't built to take the stress of a non stretch string and carbon arrows and using them will cause damage...
  3. English Bowman

    Compound release aid rule change

    I beg to differ, I sight using the point of the arrow aiming off in order to hit the target. I also know some barebow archers that string-walk to use the point of the arrow to sight on the target. Some of them could beat many recurve archers who use a sight.
  4. English Bowman

    Compound release aid rule change

    Barebow, longbow etc. In AGB field we refer to sighted classes, Recurve and Compound and the unsighted classes, barebow, traditional AFB and Longbow. (Some clubs also allow the WA classification of Instinctive) Obviously a judge can't check on a longbow or barebow archers sight. As for wording...
  5. English Bowman

    Compound release aid rule change

    Pretty much the same as the AGB field rule.
  6. English Bowman

    Compound release aid rule change

    I'll accept your point about it not being your rule, I should have said the rule that you were quoting as working well. However, I stand by my comments that it's impossible to police, and potentially dangerous with modern bows, whereas the AGB field rule is easier to police, easy to understand...
  7. English Bowman

    Has anyone tried the Redman?

    Are you in a club? If not then personally I'd recommend joining a field archery club with what you have before buying another bow. The reason for this is that you can talk to other archers, and many of them will be pleased to let you have a go with their bow so that you can get a feel for what...
  8. English Bowman

    Compound release aid rule change

    This is one of the things where I think that NFAS have a better rule than WA/AGB. With NFAS they have a maximum speed limit for the arrow, with WA they have a max poundage of 60lbs. With advances in technology a 60lbs bow can achieve over 300fps and that technology is advancing all the time. As...
  9. English Bowman

    Compound release aid rule change

    And that's why JerryRTD's rule of "the arrow going out side the overshoot" is not simple or practical. The idea of the arrow never being aimed at a higher angle than that needed to hit the target is easy to see by watching the draw.
  10. English Bowman

    Bow Poundage

    I'll be another one to add that form is critical for decent results at field archery, and not just for compound. I've been told that you can't shoot constantly well with a longbow because it's not got sights modern arrows centre shot etc by people who are using all of those reasons as an excuse...
  11. English Bowman

    Compound release aid rule change

    The same way it's been done in GNAS/AGB field for years, a judge watching. How can you tell if an arrow would go outside the overshoot? In my opinion it's the same method of judgement, but if you give an archer the benefit of the doubt over if an arrow will go over the target it'll land in the...
  12. English Bowman

    Compound release aid rule change

    So if the archer drops the angle of the bow when coming to draw then they were aiming above the target during their draw, they were aiming above the target, if it stays at the same angle, or raises, no problem. (It's something that a judge at a field shoot looks out for as we get archers with...
  13. English Bowman

    Compound release aid rule change

    It could work for target, if the arrow goes above the angle needed to hit the target it's not pointed at it. The rule isn't intended to be interpreted as a horizontal line, but as the angle needed to make the shot, this transfers easily to long range target, or even clout, where they just ban...
  14. English Bowman

    Compound release aid rule change

    AGB field archery rules say that the arrow should be pointed at the target throughout the draw. (Although judges turn a blind eye to draws where the arrow is aimed low) I think that this should apply to target too. Fairly simple to check just by watching the draw, we have implemented it in our...
  15. English Bowman

    Changing sides?

    I disagree with you on if it's an issue as if you are anchoring you are aligning the back of the arrow below the eye of the drawing hand. It doesn't matter if you're conscious of the fact, but you are aligning the arrow with your eye, this is why it matters. As to why I hate the term...
  16. English Bowman

    Changing sides?

    I'll have to disagree with you there. I've been on many threads where this has been discussed, and if this goes the same way we won't be able to agree, but I've coached for many years. I've had many people come to me and ask for help, without exception they have all improved when they understand...
  17. English Bowman

    Changing sides?

    Nope, there is no such thing as shooting without aiming so instinctive archery is misnamed. If you are shooting with both eyes open and you don't want to aim off to the side then you need to shoot with your dominant eye. If you want to shoot against the dominant eye then you need to either block...
  18. English Bowman

    Changing sides?

    You've just described the impossible. Eye dominance is the brain taking the image from one eye and favouring it over the image from the other. If you close (or cover) your dominant eye there is no image for the brain to favour so it has to use the image from other eye. I suspect that you weren't...
  19. English Bowman

    What's AVRS?

    I know a field archer, who made a custom longrod for his compound, from an old walking stick. A weight at one end a thread glued to the the other and some burned in decorations. He shot for at least one complete season with it, picking up a few medals here and there. His reason for doing it...
  20. English Bowman

    Longbow - the easy choice ?

    Re reading your original comment, there is one thing I'd add about banter, there are some people who reserve the banter for those they know well and know that it's not serious. There are compound archers I know well who I will ask when they are getting rid of the training wheels, they'll ask me...
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