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    Crossbows

    The best of them can make an emergency string from their beard hair in less than 10 minutes ...or so the stories are told 🧙‍♂️
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    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Last night (10pm-midnight) I shot a 'Dutch' -style match. - Beer, whiskey & LOUD rock courtesy of the Alice Cooper show on Planet Rock Radio. That was how our Friday club sessions in Zaandam 10 years ago went & I still miss the hell out of it. The only thing missing was the 'good green'...
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    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    LOL this was my 2nd practice end at the 5m target - The French must be lousy shots if they can fire 6 ends of 5 darts, for 6 rounds, into this without ruining half their darts! I really dislike the fact that the IFA (Japanese) target only scores a 7 for the gold! Guess it's one of those...
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    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    I really don't want to start a semantics discussion here, there are plenty of other threads for that, but I wrote what I feel. Otherwise I'd have just used the catch-all term 'bows'. 'Nuff said? ANYHOO - The French are hosting a 'virtual' International Blowpipe Competition this weekend...
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    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Think you might have posted this in the wrong thread Bro - No biggie though ;) To quote from what I wrote on a blowgun forum.. Yes, perfect indoor (or outdoor) fun lockdown or not. I know I'm not breaking any law by using my own 'pipes in my own home, the problem comes with letting others...
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    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Since Thursday I've been as busy as a buzzin' thing doing the 'spadework' to prepare for making target blowpiping 'a thing' in the UK (again)... * Contacting Sport England for details of the application process for recognition as a national governing body * Starting to write a constitution &...
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    Crossbows

    No Geoff, they're a damned sight safer! - and I'm speaking as a 17-year blowpiper & former Dutch champion.
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    In the spirit of Geoff's thread....

    Milliput should be held in the same esteem as WD-40 & gaffer tape!
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    "Beat The Virus" Online Leagues

    Just had an email from AGB CEO Neil Armitage , contains this:- I've already knocked archery on the head, gone back to blowpipe, but perhaps all y'all should take heed.
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    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Came across this gem today, whilst shopping for some top-notch darts. Please note just how similar the whole thing is to an archery competition! Yes, it's in German, no I don't understand it, but it makes no bloody difference.
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    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Just a quick pic of my updated blowpipe range.... I shot (the equivalent of) a WA70 yesterday, carding this... Which is above the 'First Class' standard, so I'm pretty chuffed. Scoring is 'by target' instead of 'highest down' as it's far easier that way. I think there's a lot of mileage...
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    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    At 8m my arrows were all the way through the boss & about 2" out the back. Despite 'winding out' the limb bolts as far as I dare. - All I can say is that short-range archery just feels totally WRONG.
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    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Over the last few days, I've proven to myself that my dislike for shooting at 8m is more than double that for shooting at 18m 😔 So, the only use of a bow here for the foreseeable will be just enough Serious Physical Torture to keep my muscle tone up. The boss has been moved to the living...
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    Adjustable V Bars

    I've been using a 'Mr Jin' QD adjustable - about £30 on eBay - for about 4 months & it hasn't moved since I set it up. Just coz it's cheap & Chinese doesn't automatically mean it's bad.
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