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  1. LionOfNarnia

    What do you think would be the best way, to help new bare bow archers......?

    Compared with certain other 'pastimes' I'm involved in, archery is generally pretty bloody poor at utilising the sharing tools t'web offers. - and I'm sure it's mostly attitude not ability.
  2. LionOfNarnia

    Tuning forks?

    I'm sure you'll let us all know if it was worth it. The extra charges for anything from 'murica are a total pain, for sure - I got mugged by them for an engine blueprint, just a poster really, a few months ago. The charges were more than the value of the item, which just seems WRONG to me.
  3. LionOfNarnia

    The dreaded clicker...

    I haven't changed my draw. The hard bit was setting the clicker to exactly the right point where it doesn't click before full expansion. A mill or two either way makes a huge difference. Trial & error. Lots of both!
  4. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    OK, yes I have the Tawant but the tiny pins that it comes with are nowhere near bright enough for sports halls so I replaced them with Shibby long fibres. I'm using red indoors, just going by the 'old rules' for laser sights (Green outdoors, red indoors) & it works OK for me. VERY clear &...
  5. LionOfNarnia

    What do you think would be the best way, to help new bare bow archers......?

    What I find 'amusing' about this is that I left my old club (Tynedale) because it was too barebow! I was usually the only recurver there, and the coaches did nothing to improve me. However the 2 teenage sons of a dude from the Easter beginners course both won junior medals at the recent...
  6. LionOfNarnia

    Archery games on PC & Android?

    It has some good points, but a 20+ year-old game? Can't we do better than that? - TBH I've never been much of a fan of sneak-em-up games anyway. I have got (don't ask from where! ⛵🏴‍☠️) a couple of games that are said to have 'elements of archery' but haven't really got into them at time of...
  7. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Damned well done Emma (& hubby) :D It's always a buzz when you're the last shooter, all eyes on you, and you totally NAIL it! I have a WRS WA18 in a fortnight m'sel so hoping to get some good practice in before then. Not setting a target score yet though, until I get a feel for how I'm...
  8. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Another PB, and a milestone one.... A 500 Portsmouth :D (and on a 3-spot target at that!) That's 49 points better than last Sunday & 7 better than my previous PB. - Concentrating on both the deeper hook and the anchor point deffo made a difference. Still plenty of improvement to come, ofc...
  9. LionOfNarnia

    Why we both love & hate 'muricans....

    It works both ways... Many, many moons ago I made some gunpowder - took two Bunsen burners to even make it fizzle :( (That's what happens when you use 15% sulphur 10% carbon) Had more success with thermite though - blasted a crucible lid straight through the ceiling of the 6th form science lab!
  10. LionOfNarnia

    Gillo GT Riser 2019

    If it's judged a success, it'll be copied. If not, it'll be forgotten. Let the (rich) archers decide!
  11. LionOfNarnia

    Gillo GT Riser 2019

    Don't 'standard' ILF risers have around +/- 10% adjustment anyway? If so the 30% (+/-15%) of the Gilo ain't that much of a big deal, is it? ...or am I missing something?
  12. LionOfNarnia

    Archery games on PC & Android?

    Wondering what experience people have of 'virtual archery'. I did some online research but the recommendations I've seen certainly weren't written by archers! Free is good (but NOT pay-to-win) Fun is more important that total accuracy - just something that's not annoying but will while away...
  13. LionOfNarnia

    First dozen arrows for my longbow

    It spontaneously mutated into an X10? 🤔
  14. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    A quiet Saturday (apart from the usual sportsball overdose ofc) so why not a sneaky pic of my 'new' & vital bit of archery kit - the one that takes me & the rest of the kit to the club! She won't be taking over duties from the Pug until mid-week, I've driven her less than 2 miles so far but she...
  15. LionOfNarnia

    Indoor longbow

    Hmm, I'm quite happy to set up for lesser poundage & fat arrows for winter then changing up again for spring - including the SPTs to condition m'sel for heavy poundage again. - But I'm only just starting my 2nd full season so that might change in the future.
  16. LionOfNarnia

    Indoor longbow

    Personally I reduce my # for the indoor season - 36# limbs instead of 44# - because at 20yds the big pull has no advantages & makes getting the arrows out of the boss even harder. If the club has no objections I'd say 'shoot what the hell you wanna shoot' & 'sod the bitch-faces'. I wouldn't...
  17. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    Emma - The one I'm buying, I don't know where it came from - but it's only a couple of the Euro-dealers that seem to have it at all so it prolly did come from one of them (like almost everything else we buy) originally. Chuffa - neither did I until I did a quick web-search! (Prolly the most...
  18. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    :D My old riser - and pretty much everything else saleable - has long since found a new home. One thing moving about a lot teaches you (My 2nd year in Amsterdam I had 13 addresses in 12 months!) is to de-clutter frequently. Even though I've been stable here in t' north for nearly 8 years now...
  19. LionOfNarnia

    From the Lions' Den - A freestylers' journey.

    (Still laffin' at that 😹 ) Well, don't things move quickly sometimes? Not only did I part with 200 smackers earlier, to pick up my 'new' (2003) Micra, but less than an hour ago I got timelined a 'for sale' riser from one of the FB archery bitz groups. As the football was quite boring at the...
  20. LionOfNarnia

    Riser Kinetic Fury Riser

    There's one just come up for sale on FB... ...HOW can it be an SF Elite Plus when it's a (double) carbon frame?
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