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    T Draw vs Medieval/Warbow Draw

    That which is most efficient use of musculature is surely still the most efficient use of musculature regardless of the type of bow? Del
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    T Draw vs Medieval/Warbow Draw

    Yes... not only do you need confidence in the bow... you need to know you can draw it. Once you've done it once, it's substantially easier the next time! I also find it easier with an arrow on the string, some people find the opposite! Del
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    T Draw vs Medieval/Warbow Draw

    I tried to be consistent... but I was going slow and trying to hold (something i wouldn't do if shooting)... ( I don't think target archers "take a run at it" ?). If you doubt the advantages of the 2nd style you need to try a bow that is on or near your limit. I just finished an 80# bow... there...
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    T Draw vs Medieval/Warbow Draw

    Exactly... maybe I exaggerate the flaws of the T draw slightly. But it's not the start of the Tdraw that locks you up... there is no way I could have continued the T draw to the same draw length as I did with the other style. Del
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    T Draw vs Medieval/Warbow Draw

    I've just finished an 80# @28" ELB. I can't get anywhere near drawing it with a T draw, but the heavy bow style draw is getting me very close... another couple of days and I'll be there. I'm warming up with the bow shown in the video and then trying the 80#... makes me wonder how I ever drew...
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    T Draw vs Medieval/Warbow Draw

    This is NOT a heavy bow... it's just to try and illustrate the mechanics and to give you all something to argue/disagree with ;) while you are all stuck indoors. Del
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    First competition in 5 years.

    Just to give a sense of perspective, I just weighed my 45# Yew primitive field bow. 500grams ! I think you should all go and sit on the naughty step holding your bow out at arms length and see how long you can last. Del
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    First competition in 5 years.

    Well done Geoff (even if you didn't feel it was good shooting)... Could it simply be the weight of the stabilisers that is giving you the shakes? I remember asking someone the weight of their fully equipped set up... it was bonkers when compared to my 45# Yew self bow. Del
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    Self bow vs Laminate bow - a question on range

    Sounds like a good choice. This post from my blog might amuse:- Visit from a Bowyer Del
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    Self bow vs Laminate bow - a question on range

    It's more about the bowyer than the bow! As a very rough generalisation I'd say a good laminate will be faster, more consistent and longer lasting than a self yew bow (other woods except Osage probably will struggle to match up to Yew) BUT! I've made self yew longbows for people who have been...
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    Half/finished projects.

    PM sent :) Del
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    Half/finished projects.

    Horn sinew composite is there on my to-do bucket list somewhere, so I'd be interested in that :) ... prob cheaper to post than longbow stuff too (I'm ok for wood and longbow stuff at the mo) Del
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    Twisted nocks and other shapes

    Perhaps the complainants should have the bottle to reply to the posts in question? ... otherwise, how do we know which posts are being referenced, it also gives those accused a chance to respond (or apologise) as I am struggling to find any of the posts which don't reference the spinning of...
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    Twisted nocks and other shapes

    After consultation with Clarence N Hickman I have concluded that the way forward is to have the arrow nock mounted on bearings such that the shaft is free to rotate while the nock is still on the string. This allows the shaft to be spun up to speed via a small DC electric motor with a rubber...
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    Longbow draw weight?

    Maybe it's just the warbow community as the English Warbow Society doesn't allow bamboo and I know one other specific shoot where boo isn't allowed and that is the ILAA Mary Rose shoot. Read the rules for the organisation or organisations that you belong to, or wish to belong to. It's the only...
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