Archery

Discussion in 'Olympics 2016' started by bi0boy, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Watching this atm. The bows are taller than the participants! They're allowed so many balance things on and widgets it's ridiculous. Another sport disappearing up its own arse.:thumbs:
     
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  2. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Yeah. They should have to fell an elm tree and pluck the guts from a cat to fashion their own bows first.
     
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  3. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    Is this even a bow any more:

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    Perhaps all that gubbins levels the playing field and it makes it a far truer test of strength, dexterity and skill compared to a normal bow?
     
  4. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    They should all have to dress up as Robin Hood too.
     
  5. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    It's just balances and sights. They're not allowed compound bows in the olympics. They still have to pull a lot of weight.
     
  6. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    I used to do traditional archery. At one time I had an Olympic coach offer to train me. I looked at the cost of equipment and travel and said "no thanks." One of those composite bows, with several different stabilizers, and other equipment can run more than my last car. Most shooters have more than one bow and setup. So you're talking real money to the average person. Its not accident that most of the westerners who shoot in that class are posh. I decided to stick with my 45 lb recurve bow that I got at a garage sale and handmade arrows and quiver.
     
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  7. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Stabilizers do add a lot of accuracy to your shooting. I think a true test of skill is working with your basic longbow, wood arrows, and not much else. I admit that I'm biased because that's the class I shoot in. Different organizations have varying rules for what equipment is allowed.

    I've been rooting for the Bhutanese. They actually have to up their equipment list and shorten their shooting range to get to Olympic style shooting rules.
     
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  8. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    Haven't quite done that, but I've made my own arrows, and bowstring from waxed linen.
     
  9. Billie Gates

    Billie Gates New Member

    Thats awesome you make your own bowstrings how is it done?
     
  10. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

    You make a jig with nails on it to hold the string. Then you take waxed linen and wrap it around the posts on the jig a number of times. When you get enough linen to make the string on the jig, you twist it, wax it, and then tailor it to your bow. It's more complicated than that, but that's the essence of it. Here's some more information:

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    Last edited: Sep 16, 2016
  11. Pingu

    Pingu Credo

    had a go at shooting a 90lb warbow the other week... ..yeah right that wasnt happening
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