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Discussion in 'General' started by jrs77, 17 Mar 2015.

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    KayinBlack Unrepentant Savage

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    Me with my horn bow killing a marine grade plywood target.

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    My custom fiberglass Manchu kinda bow, and a 36" draw

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    A cable backed hickory bow I made for the TradGang bow swap. I'm planning to make my own baogong (decorated Manchu bow) later this year.

    I started at around thirty pounds and so far I am near ninety pounds draw weight. I'm going to keep going until I can't, to prove to other Marfan sufferers that we can be as strong as we want to be.

    I also make all my other archery equipment, from thumb rings to arrows to quivers. If you have a request, I can see if I can make it.
     
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    I was thinking of getting into archery myself, i've always had an interest in it but never started basically. Do either of you know how available equipment is in the UK?
     
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    Archery isn't my cup of tea personally, but a good friend of mine is very in to it and treated himself last year to a ridiculously decadent longbow. It's a thing of beauty, magnificently sculpted walnut, juxtaposed with carbon fibre... I was horrified when I found out how much it set him back, but then it really is a work of art. I could ask for some pics in case anyone is in to bow porn, I presume bow porn is a thing amongst archery enthusiasts?
     
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    You bet it is.

    You UK folks will find help best at TradGang.com I'll bet. I'm halfseminole over there.

    jrs77 you need to move up toward that target. Start at ten feet, drill the center every time, and move back five or so when you get consistent. Strive for perfect form every shot, even if you don't make it. I've been shooting since I was 6 or 7, and it's advice when I started over I remembered and worked through again. Got a pic of your draw? I'll help you as I can, I have a few students here and one of them flat outshoots me even if she only draws 25 pounds from a raw amateur. Your handmade equipment is very, very nice. I might order one of those string keepers for the wife's recurve. What draw do you use?

    Darkwisdom, if you have real issues I'll be willing to help you get what materials are legal there. I make a bunch of my own stuff, so I'll be glad to whip you up something.
     
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    Didn't know how well you had been taught. Such happens across the 'net. That's not a bad price. Planning to build a hot box for epoxy curing? I'll stick with natural materials myself. To each their own, but the kit looks to be what you need, and I guess the prices are OK. Take a look at the suppliers on TG and see if you can get something better for your money. I don't know the exact exchanges or the average prices there.

    You're making me want a new longbow. All I shoot are recurves.
     
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    A livery bow for me would be 6'6". Impressive indeed, and I'm already used to shooting the "quarter pound" type shafts. But when my Manchu bow gets here it's between 120% to 125% more powerful than the same weight longbow.

    http://www.manchuarchery.org/bows

    I'm hoping in the next few months to break 100#, and when I do I'll start my horn version. For now it's glass/wood.
     
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    Yes, I'm out without the wheelchair. Even though I had to shoot from seiza position for much of it, but I still did it. Workout weights went from 35 to 80+#, and I started shooting left handed, which is pretty hard with my ruined shoulder. Working out my Manchu draw length, short draws and kneeling shots thumb style. Yes, I hit the target in that last position. 12" spread, but hit it. Stuff to work on.

    Also to work on is that chair gut. When I was sat down I didn't have that. I'm too sedentary for my taste. Arms are getting better, though.
     
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