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hello there
written by Duskesko on Mar 31, 2007 09:54
Are any of you archers?
I don't mean just bow hunters.

I like archery to some degree and I have recently obtained a recurve bow. I'm decent for a beginner, but I'm trying to learn the proper methods.
i haz title: speed-g-dof
written by Speeder on Apr 02, 2007 17:43
I wanted to be a archer... But here bows are WAAAAAAAY TOOO expensive...

I have a bow made by a native here, and it rocks, it is taller than me, the only problem is that all the arrows that I used on it, turn into only some small bits after hitting something (usually the target )
electronic engineer!
written by Leniad on Apr 02, 2007 18:35
Is that why your avatar is Henry?

(aaah, I love LF2)
hello there
written by Duskesko on Apr 04, 2007 05:06
Leniad said:
Is that why your avatar is Henry?

(aaah, I love LF2)

lol, j/k.
no, that is not why my avatar is Henry from LF2. i just thought the 120x120 bmp character image of henry would make a good avatar after cropping it to 100x100.
i dunno, i just thought henry looked neato.

as for arrows, i'm going to have some fletched at an outdoors/hunting supply store nearby.
written by Zixinus on Apr 15, 2007 09:59
Hi, yes, I'm an archer. A recurve bow you say?
Care to post pictures?

Oh and here is KSL's website for archery technique http://www.kslinternationalarchery.com/Technique/KSLShotCycle/KSLShotCycle.html
hello there
written by Duskesko on Apr 16, 2007 02:48
thanks Zixinus!

i may post some later.
it isn't anything fancy, just a hunting recurve from a dead relative.
super fun to shoot!

also, i found out about a good shop to get a new string fitted for my bow. i need a new one.
written by Zixinus on Apr 20, 2007 17:56
A small hint regarding shooting: don't use hard materials for targets, sponges (a bad mattress) and paper (old newspapers) are good, wood is bad. You'll broke your arrows, and arrows are expensive.

And don't underestimate the damage done by a bow. Make sure that even if you miss big-time, you won't pierce someone's heart. A big, soft (preferably sandy) side of mold or small hill is ideal.

Another important thing: DON'T FIRE THE BOW WITHOUT AN ARROW. You'll be sending the same force you use to fire the arrow throughout the bow.

I recommend you to invest is finger and arm protective gear. It's not necessary, but you'll be thankful for it.

Oh, and here's my bow:
hello there
written by Duskesko on Apr 21, 2007 05:44
I have bales of hay to shoot. Hard targets are just waiting to eat arrows.
And, I know, dry firing is very bad.

Good point about killing someone. I would never fire any weapon without making sure there is something behind my target to stop projectiles. I have plenty of open ground with sloping portions that I can shoot towards. Any stray shots will embed themselves into the ground.

I still don't have a photo taken yet. I will try and get it done soon!
written by Zixinus on Apr 21, 2007 18:41
Do you know the bit about leaving your bow normally unstrung when you are not firing it?
wah... waall-eee
written by Magnulus on Apr 21, 2007 22:28
You know how to use a bow. We GET it, Zix...
written by Zixinus on Apr 23, 2007 14:27
Magnulus said:
You know how to use a bow. We GET it, Zix...
Wonderful, notice that I kept talking about how to KEEP the bow. The KSL site I linked is a good resource how to actually fire it, though I didn't notice that they talk about storing it.

If you don't have anything constructive to add, then don't add anything at all.
there's science to be done!
written by Yash on Apr 23, 2007 15:00
Stop this silly feud between you both. Zix can write a fucking manual in here if he wants, you don't have to read it right? The ignore button is right next to the VOLUME DOWN VOLUME DOWN VOLUME DOWN button.
No more UPPERCASE, please.
Also, Zix, learn to read.
wah... waall-eee
written by Magnulus on Apr 23, 2007 17:06
I already have him on ignore.
hello there
written by Duskesko on Apr 27, 2007 05:14
Wow... O_

Anyway, I finally got around to taking pictures of the bow. My camera sucks, sorry. Nothing a little tweaking can fix.
kudos to Adobe

I just threw in Devil May Cry 3 for a size comparison. I wasn't trying to hunt demons with my bow, honest.

Also, I do know that a bow should be stored unstrung. Even if I didn't know anything about archery, I would have suspected that it shouldn't be left with tension on it.
Still, thanks for making sure!

Zix just wanted to make sure that I didn't destroy an expensive weapon.
written by Barebones on Apr 27, 2007 05:39
Even if it is, it's kind of fun calling it a 'weapon'. I can imagine a thief entering your house, and you: "Stand where you are! ... eh, wait... where did I put the arrows... Stand there or I'll chop your head off with my... err... Bat'leth!"
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