FITA / GNAS Barebow rules question

English Bowman

Well-known member
One for the GNAS judges here.
Is the type of bow-sling that buckles onto the riser legal for GNAS / FITA barebow & trad?
I know that finger and wrist slings are legal, but you could read the rules in such a way to exclude the buckle on type of sling as it is attached to the bow. The reason I ask is that I have a beginner who can't get on with the finger type of sling, and likes the buckle on sling that is on my freestyle bow. He wants to shoot trad and would like to use this type of sling.
Thanks
Daniel
 


Graham Potts

New member
One for the GNAS judges here.
Is the type of bow-sling that buckles onto the riser legal for GNAS / FITA barebow & trad?
I know that finger and wrist slings are legal, but you could read the rules in such a way to exclude the buckle on type of sling as it is attached to the bow. The reason I ask is that I have a beginner who can't get on with the finger type of sling, and likes the buckle on sling that is on my freestyle bow. He wants to shoot trad and would like to use this type of sling.
Thanks
Daniel
Hi Daniel

My reading of the GNAS and FITA rulebooks for Recurve Barebow is that a bowsling is allowed, and there is nothing prohibiting this type of sling, other than whether it could be considered an aiming aid (probably not, given its location) and of course that the bow passes through the 12.2 ring with it on. Both books have a paragraph on accessories, that covers bowslings amongst other items.

Regards
Graham
 


Tropicalshot

New member
Please be aware that Fita refer to Barebow as Standard bow for Target

BOOK 2
FITA CONSTITUTION AND RULES
April 1st, 2008 CHAPTER 7 - OUTDOOR TARGET ARCHERY
11


7.3.2.1 The bow will be of a simple design, either a take-apart type (with wooden or metal
riser) or of one-piece construction. In both types of bow the limbs will be of
wooden and/or fibreglass construction.
7.3.2.1.1 The arrow rest will be of a simple, flexible or rigid design and it
will be non-adjustable. A simple non-adjustable pressure point
may be used and will be placed no further back than 2cm from
the throat (pivot point) of the handle.
7.3.2.1.2 One simple draw check indicator, audible or visual, may be used.
This indicator will give only one indication of draw length.
7.3.2.1.3 The bow sight will be of simple construction and must not include
any vertical rack and pinion or screw type of micro-adjustment.
Lateral (windage) adjustment may be made by use of a screw
type adjuster. The sight and any attachment to which it is fixed
must comply with the Note below. The sight point may not be a
fibre optic type.
7.3.2.1.4 Any stabilization used must comply with the Note below. Torque
flight compensators must not be used.
7.3.2.1.5 Arrows must not exceed a specification of XX75 or equivalent,
and will be of an equivalent price range and performance. The
nocks will be of simple construction, either conical or insert fitting.
The points will be conical or ogival in shape. The vanes will
be of soft plastic material or of natural feathers.
7.3.2.1.6 Finger protection must not include any form of stiffening or locating
platform or similar or any device to help hold, draw and
release the string.
7.3.2.1.7 Field glasses, telescopes or any other visual aid must not be used
for spotting arrows. Shooting spectacles must not be used.
7.3.2.1.8 Accessories that are permitted include bracers (arm guards),
dress shield, bow sling, belt or ground quiver and tassel. Foot
markers may not protrude more than 1cm from the ground.
Note: The unstrung bow complete with permitted accessories (stabilization
when extended in any direction) must be able to pass
through a hole or ring of 12.2cm inside diameter ? 0.5mm.
 


Tropicalshot

New member
For Fita field

9.3.1 Bows:
9.3.1.1 For Recurve and Barebow divisions
A bow of any type provided it subscribes to the accepted principle and meaning of
the word ?bow? as used in target archery, that is, an instrument consisting of a handle
(grip), riser (no shoot-through types are permitted) and two flexible limbs each
ending in a tip with a string nock. The bow is braced for use by a single string attached
directly between the two string nocks, and in operation is held in one hand
by its handle (grip) while the fingers of the other hand draw, hold back and release
the string.
9.3.1.1.1 Multi-coloured bow risers, and trademarks located on the inside
of the upper and lower limb are permitted.
9.3.1.1.2 Recurve: Risers including a brace are permitted provided the
brace does not consistently touch the athlete?s hand or wrist.
9.3.1.2 Barebow divisions only:
The bow as described above must be bare, except for the arrow rest, and free from
protrusions, sight marks, marks or blemishes or laminated pieces (within the bow
window area) which could be of use in aiming. The un-braced bow complete with
permitted accessories must be capable of passing through a hole or ring of 12.2cm
inside diameter ? 0.5mm.

9.3.2.3 Barebow and Longbow divisions:
The serving on the string must not end within the athlete?s vision
at full draw. The bowstring must not in any way assist aiming
through the use of a peephole, marking, or any other means. No
lip or nose mark is permitted.

Arrow rest:
9.3.3.1 Recurve and Barebow divisions:
An arrow rest, which can be adjustable, a moveable Pressure
Button, Pressure Point or Arrow plate may be used on the bow
provided they are not electric or electronic and do not offer any
additional aid in aiming.
? Recurve division: The pressure point may not be placed any
further back than 4cm (inside) from the throat of the handle
(pivot point) of the bow;
? Barebow division: The pressure point may not be placed any
further back than 2cm (inside) from the throat of the handle
(pivot point) of the bow.

9.3.4.2 Barebow and longbow divisions:
No draw check device is permitted.

9.3.5.2 Barebow and longbow divisions:
No sight or nor sightmark(s) on the bow that help aiming are allowed;
For barebow face and string walking is permitted.

9.3.6.2 Barebow division:
No stabilizers are permitted.

9.3.10.1 All divisions:
9.3.10.1.1 The following accessories are permitted, such as:
? Bracers (arm guards), dress shield, bow sling, belt or ground
quiver and tassel. Foot markers may not protrude more than
1cm from the ground. Also permitted are limb savers, lightweight string material on the bow or stabilizer as a wind indicator.

A bit long winded but worth printing for your own records

Regards
TS
 


English Bowman

Well-known member
Brilliant, thanks again. The bit that we were worried about is
"The bow as described above must be bare, except for the arrow rest,"
Which could be read as you can't attach a sling to the bow, if you wanted to be picky, but since your quotes are explicit about slings we needn't worry anymore :)

Daniel
 


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