Recent content by steve Morley

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    Barebow Video Finals WA3D Worlds champs in France

    This covers all shooting styles in team finals, unusual finals location in center of Avignon, Palace of Popes. Good to meet old friends from UK and great to see USA send a full team and we're very impressed with the whole thing. It was nice to see Russian now growing into a strong WA3D team...
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    Dumb Traditional Arrow Questions

    Been building arrows for over 30 years. I never used a brush or dipped, I used my finger to apply a very thin layer 2-3 times, keeps the amount of varnish used down. Ceder has a natural oil to the wood, it doesn't need much to seal it. Here nobody uses varnish because the fibreboard targets...
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    Barebow World Games Barebow, please support

    If you have time today watch the Barebow finals live on World Archery Facebook Live page, it gripping stuff and it's important to support them as if not enough interest, Barebow will be cut from next games. Men's Barebow Shoot-up: Women's...
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    Barebow New Tab that I think will work well for me

    I got this Baremax Tab from IXPE 3 weeks before Dublin but it was so different from the Bateman I didn't want to be messing my head with it, I'm done with 3D/Field for this year and re-tuned the bow for this Tab, the crawls are very different so dialing into it at just 20 yards for Indoor season...
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    Barebow A bad Stringwalking habit

    Had a hard practice time last night, really whacking my Nose on the long shots, in the end I started to get Nose panic lol Did some work this morning and figured a bad habit in my sequence which fixed the problem, something easy to forget when so focused. when I'm counting my crawls I'm...
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    Rio letdown

    Watching our Estonian girl last night in Rio, she lost all her sets and was done in around 5min. One thing that struck me was her Coach looked even more nervous than the Archer, how can an Archer shoot with any confidence when the Coach visibly has none. She was positive on her interview...
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    Barebow My first ever WA field round

    Shot a couple of WA marked field rounds, first attempt as BB, still snow on the ground and subzero temps so not ideal conditions. Pretty happy with 314/309, once the warmer weather kicks in I think I can improve on those scores. I kept well ahead of the sighted divs, I figured with the extra...
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    Barebow Anybody going to Dublin for WA Field world champs?

    My focus this year is WA Field champs in Dublin, I will do some training and tourneys in Finland (Timo Leskinen said he would help me out) and maybe Swedish Field champs as prep for this world tourney. We have strong IFAA Field shooters and a lot of interest in WA3D but up until now very little...
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    Barebow Indoor draw weight?

    I was talking to one of the top female shooters here (she a Coach also) and asked if the target guys here shoot the same poundage indoors and she said yes, some even up the poundage for training ready for outdoor season. I've normally lower mine from 42# to 36#, for me the logic is I can...
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    What is the best Recurve bow money can buy

    The Stolid Bull Vanquish, I got one of the first built. I started reading about the project to design and build this riser on one of the Forums, the attention to detail, German build quality and no expense spared in the materials used inspired me to invest in one. Although it was intended to...
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    Barebow Problems with ACE's

    I got some 570 ACE's XS vanes, 100g points cut to 27.5" for the 40# setup, they're just too weak, anyway I got them tuned pretty well with 36# Indoor setup but they just don't group as well as my Cheetah's !!! The Cheetah's are 525's 28.5" 20g inserts and 105 Tophat points , tune perfectly with...
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    Barebow Question about WA Field course setup

    Putting on out first ever 24 x marked WA Field round this weekend, got info on Red/Blue stake distances and face size. It's an unofficial round but next year we will put on official competitions in prep for Dublin. We figured the only way we're going to get any experience in these rounds it to...
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    Barebow First 18m Indoor round of the season

    A little rushed for time today, those 5 holes in the top left of the 7 zone were all done in the first 4 ends. I shot 6 warm up arrows on another face and went straight into the round. Trying to get the round done to miss the rush hour traffic and pick up the kids from Kindergarden. consistently...
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    Barebow Riser suitability for Barebow

    I thought we might make this a sticky for newcomers to Barebow Stringwalking when figuring what riser may be suited for Stringwalking, on paper all ILF risers should work but some just work better than others. To highlight things like practicality for Stringwalking, build quality, ease of tune...
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    Barebow Show us your Barebow

    My Vanquish beast with bespoke BB weights used for Field/3D. I'm still shooting my Best Moon with light 36# limbs for Indoors, I took a file to the chunky grip and transformed that bow into a shooting machine.