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  • Azatdawn
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    Originally posted by BKR View Post
    Too heavy a bow to start means you develop bad form/poor fundamentals. Plus potential injuries.
    Yup, that's why I went for the lighter one. I first tried this archery stuff while I was on vacation in Italy and the dude gave me a #45. It was fun, but after learning a bit more about the whole thing I know why he did it and I know why it wasn't the best place to start.

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  • Bneterasedmynam
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    Originally posted by BKR View Post
    Have you tried making your own bow ? There are stickbow "kits" out there that are not expensive, or you can build (or try to build) a "board bow".
    Yeah I looked into it, but I figured it would probably end up out in the garage next to my sword build project. I have a bad habit of not finishing projects I start.

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  • BKR
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    Originally posted by Azatdawn View Post
    Yeah, after trying out different bows, I prefer non-compound a lot. Just seems more fun.

    Anyway, this is my first bow and I was told to go a little lighter in the beginning, so this one is only #30. I can get some nice lengths with it because it's a nice bow, but at certain ranges the hits get a bit unrealistic so I'll probably upgrade to #40 or #45 at some point next year.
    Too heavy a bow to start means you develop bad form/poor fundamentals. Plus potential injuries.

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  • BKR
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    Originally posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    In an effort to get this topic somewhat back to archery. Do any of you shoot traditional bows?? Personally I have always preferred traditional bows over compound, a couple months back I was looking for a new recurve, but the prices are way out of my pay scale. For me I like the feel of using an ancient weapon, it's the reason I practice with swords and the reason I like traditional bows.
    Have you tried making your own bow ? There are stickbow "kits" out there that are not expensive, or you can build (or try to build) a "board bow".

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  • Azatdawn
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    Originally posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    Nice what's the draw??

    By traditional I refer to non-compound bows.
    Yeah, after trying out different bows, I prefer non-compound a lot. Just seems more fun.

    Anyway, this is my first bow and I was told to go a little lighter in the beginning, so this one is only #30. I can get some nice lengths with it because it's a nice bow, but at certain ranges the hits get a bit unrealistic so I'll probably upgrade to #40 or #45 at some point next year.

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  • DicaxStultux
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    Originally posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    In an effort to get this topic somewhat back to archery. Do any of you shoot traditional bows?? Personally I have always preferred traditional bows over compound, a couple months back I was looking for a new recurve, but the prices are way out of my pay scale. For me I like the feel of using an ancient weapon, it's the reason I practice with swords and the reason I like traditional bows.
    I got a merit badge for archery when I was a Boy Scout. I also diddled with the idea of signing on with the Society for Creative Anachronism to have people to shoot with. I used a 6 foot linen-backed red oak longbow with a 25 pound pull and later upgraded to a 50 pounder. I shot ash arrows fletched with turkey feathers made by the guy who sold me my bows and the glovelet I wore to protect the web of my palm from getting sliced open by the aforementioned fletching. I'm not any good at it, but I loved archery, from a recreational and historical viewpoint. I am of English descent, after all.

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  • Bneterasedmynam
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    Originally posted by Azatdawn View Post
    What is traditional to you? This is mine, for example:

    Nice what's the draw??

    By traditional I refer to non-compound bows.

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  • Azatdawn
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    Originally posted by Bneterasedmynam View Post
    In an effort to get this topic somewhat back to archery. Do any of you shoot traditional bows??
    What is traditional to you? This is mine, for example:

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  • Bneterasedmynam
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    In an effort to get this topic somewhat back to archery. Do any of you shoot traditional bows?? Personally I have always preferred traditional bows over compound, a couple months back I was looking for a new recurve, but the prices are way out of my pay scale. For me I like the feel of using an ancient weapon, it's the reason I practice with swords and the reason I like traditional bows.

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  • DicaxStultux
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    Originally posted by W. Rabbit View Post
    They have to be more careful, but most aren't because they don't know how.

    Honestly...I fear the damage is already done and that is supported by the metrics.

    But where there is love, life begins over again. I love Bullshido, so it has a shot. If I can love this place, anybody can.

    Til then, I will destroy any troll or otherwise bad person that comes here with a vengeful fury, like a hammer of the underworld.

    I don't need permission, but thanks ahead of time.
    You're cool in my book. A little caustic at times, but that just makes you entertaining. Plus, Usagi Yojimbo is cool.

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  • W. Rabbit
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    Originally posted by BackFistMonkey View Post
    I know there have been waves of them in the past. If they are still doing so it would have to be more subtle than it was.
    They have to be more careful, but most aren't because they don't know how.

    Honestly...I fear the damage is already done and that is supported by the metrics.

    But where there is love, life begins over again. I love Bullshido, so it has a shot. If I can love this place, anybody can.

    Til then, I will destroy any troll or otherwise bad person that comes here with a vengeful fury, like a hammer of the underworld.

    I don't need permission, but thanks ahead of time.
    Last edited by W. Rabbit; 8/18/2015 8:19pm, .

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  • BackFistMonkey
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    ^100% correct.

    Now is there a multipronged coordinated ninjer and TMA supporting bunch of pussies who drink out of used enema bags currently doing so on Bullshido ... ? * shrugs * you would have to pay attention and see.

    I know there have been waves of them in the past. If they are still doing so it would have to be more subtle than it was.

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  • W. Rabbit
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    Originally posted by Azatdawn View Post
    Do people really still do this? Seems like nothing but a huge waste of time.
    They do it at the nation-state level now. There are government and privately funded organizations doing it professionally.

    But plenty of average people still do it for personal reasons or vendettas, it's very common.

    People create accounts of dead people to troll their living relatives online. I can tell you some sick sick stories...

    For some people I imagine trolling in a sophisticated way must trigger certain pleasure centers of the brain associated with a sadistic fetish.

    Those little down arrows are like a small spike of endorphins, and they need more than just one...two or three at least.

    Being able to maintain multiple accounts in a social forum can create a control structure around an unassuming member...you can create two or three accounts, and use them to psychologically trap someone in a game similar to "Good Cop, Bad Cop".

    The nation states I mentioned do this with teams of people working together against a specific agenda. The Russians and Chinese are notorious for it, it's how they hunt for defectors.

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  • BackFistMonkey
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    ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qCj2Z_mph0

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  • Bneterasedmynam
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    If this is true I want a list of the puppet accounts so I don't have to respond twice in a discussion.

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