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POLL: How Would You Rate Your Archery Skill?


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major blunder Inactive Member writes:

55lb recurve is quite a serious bow. Mine pulls a mere 42lb on a 28 1/2 draw and is about all I need. However archery is not about strength, it's about stamina, consistentcy and concentration. I really need to get a grade this year (haven't been shooting enough to get graded). If I make second class target, maybe I'll get that scythian bow I've been looking at.
The Hungarian bows are beautiful, for those not too familiar, those are of the ultra 'recurve' (like a 'cupid's bow or an 'elf' type bow in fantasy) with straight extensions at the tips. This causes a 'drop down' in weight when drawn, so the weight is heavier in the middle of the draw than at the end (modern compounds, the ones with the puleys, do a similar thing). Allows you to hold and aim more effectively, though that is no excuse for poor technique!

For the chap who asked, I don't thing LARP bows count. These are of such light draw (so they don't injure) that there is no technique (close those shoulder blades!) in drawing them, reducing them to fun toys. Not that I'm knocking LARP, used to enjoy that myself when I had the time and energy to run around woods like a looney dressed as an Elf....


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
master
5
1%
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superior
16
3%
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good
107
21%
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fair
117
23%
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poor
73
14%
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inferior
31
6%
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untrained
164
32%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

How would you rate your skill level with a bow? (Not including crossbows.)