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  1. Selfbow workshop
    Hi guys, I haven't been here in a long time (blew out my shoulder and haven't had it fixed) but today I got kind of excited about some wood that I came across at work. Essentially two slabs of English yew sourced from a farm in MA. My boss says its about 350 years old and was standing deadwood...
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    Hi - This is one of two bows that were my Grandfathers. He is from Shawnee, OK. and the story was that the bows were Native American in origin, but the "Made In England" mark would appear to indicate otherwise. Appears to be all one piece other than the two horn nocks. The number "16" appears...
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    Hiya guys, I've been working on Pip Bickerstaffe's book on how to shoot the English longbow. Since I still was in the middle of the indoor competition season, I haven't had the chanced to practice with the longbow. I did implement what I learned with my lighter competition bow. When you go, you...
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    Dear ladies and gentlefolk, I'm currently working trough Pip Bickerstaffe's book Shooting the English Longbow' and I have a few questions about it. I have contacted Pip about them as well, but I wonder what your opinions are too. Learning from a book with zero coaching is quite difficult, you...
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    Hey folks! New to archery, been plucking on and off for about 2 years now. Typically shoot a 40lb Kodiak, not very well, but I have a 71 English Longbow at about 50lbs. I'd like to get better at shooting this bow, and the research I've done has forewarned me that this would not be an easy bow to...
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    I hate it that I have to get them but digging points out of the stramit has lost its glory. So modern target material, modern arrows. I'm going to keep my beautiful woodies for clout. So what weight and spine arrows and points would I need? The bow is a 45# ish laminated longbow with a...
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    We do penetration tests differently here in England ...
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    Hi guys, I need an explanation of a part of the description of the Vegas Shoot Website: "You may enter either a Championship division, Flight division or a Junior Division." I see, that Junior Division is clearly nothing for me old man. I have no idea what the difference between "Championship...
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    Hi Tradtalk, since I am not a native English speaker, I sometimes have to use words, of which I understand what the meaning is, but I do not know the origin. Most English words have roots that I can follow back to Latin, French or German but from time to time I stumble upon words where I don't...
  10. Watering Hole
    these two kids sing on streets and around markets for money or food. they learn the songs from television. i was told they were on youtube so i looked when i got home. proves that music is universal
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    Hi Everyone. I need help identitying this bowyer & bow. It was given to me and I was told it was from a bowyer from England. Any ideas? Thanks! Bob
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    I've just acquired a classic English one piece recurve that's in need of some restoration and T.L.C. It's a 1966 Marksman Bandit [email protected]" wood core limbs with green class backing and belly (I'll get some pictures asap). There's a sight block that needs to come of and the screw holes need filling...
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    I posted this on another forum and thought you might be interested.... "Sometime in the late 1940's the legendary Earl Ullrich felled and prepared a Yew stave , one day to be made into a longbow. The stave was imported into the UK in the mid 1960,s to be made into a bow for members of the Royal...
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    Just started my own business, wish me luck! www.deletedspam.com Mainly doing this as a hobby, english longbows are so amazing, nothing modern about them. I even use oils the English had access to. Only thing that isn't 100% accurate is that I add a suede handle wrap. It feels nicer than solid...
  15. The History Room
    Fete of the Worcestershire Archery Society, at Sherridge Court, near Worcester. From: The Illustrated London News, August 8, 1855. WORCESTERSHIRE ARCHERY SOCIETY. The first field-day of this society for the present season took place (as we briefly announced in our last Number) on...
  16. Watering Hole
    England win the fourth test against India by an innings and 8 runs. Tendulkar lbw 91. Swann takes 6 for 106 England win the series 4-0
  17. Bow Projects
    Hey guys, A year ago I had purchased my first traditional longbow. I've been shooting it, and loving it since. However, over the past year, the bow has taken a permanent bend, and the poundage doesn't measure as high. As luck would have it, I have just built a steaming tube that would be...
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    I have been shooting since 1957. I have shot bulleyes targets on and off abit. Yes I had a Olympic riser and limbs. Mostly I shot then off a springy rest. The rest of the time I shot hunting rigs from a flipper or off the shelf. I am flabergasted at how little archery I know compared to...
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    I would like to start shooting an English bow and have been looking at the Bickerstaffe longbows. Do any of you shoot/hunt with an English style bow and can you comment on my options for availability or sources in the U.S. maybe.
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    Just wondering your thoughts. Many consider the English longbow the 'only' design of longbow. Yet, isn't it a modification of earlier bows made for a specific purpose? So wouldn't it be classed, in that time period, as a revolutionary modification/hybrid for purpose and ease of production? (I...
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