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    Haven’t had this much fun in ages ... it’s hard being this trad ... 🤓
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    For Phil . . . horse vest My sister is a lifelong rider. About year ago she was riding & encountered an idiot that had a loose dog. The dog attacked my sister horse. The horse bolted and my sister was badly thrown. From my sister : "It's called Hit Air, they were originally made for...
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    “A year ago, for the first time we tried the bamboo bow of mariner han wind 4 (now known as mariner spring & Autumn 1). The natural bow was really impressive with us with a very smooth attraction, very comfortable thrust, very high stability, And a very low handshock / vibration until it can be...
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    . . . a bamboo self bow (no fiberglass) modeled in the Chinese fashion . . . http://www.cinnabarbow.com/marinerbows/bamboo.html (wish I had the money but I don't) regard, John
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    . . . Longbow vs Horsebow . . . :crawfish: regards, John
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    Phil, somehow I know you will rise to the challenge and paint one of your garden walls!!! (as always, click to see it full size.)
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    . . . I believe the bows are from the Warring States era . . . regards, John
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    Wishing every one and especially my friend Phil a peaceful and glorious Easter Sunday.
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    for Phil : further research on dread target panic . . . A possible trigger to allay onset of Target Panic : 1.) In the normal course of shooting observe the onset of TP . . . THEN (in the same session of shooting) 2.) Switch arrows : the same exact specifications as the previous arrows...
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    A few months ago Nance and I received an e-mail from Pip Bickerstaffe saying that he would be going on a road trip to Germany early november and that he would love to stop by to visit us. Pip also offered that while he's here he would give a lecture about the history of English archery and...
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    Chinese Longbows . . .
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    . . . circa 1900 . . .
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    Another Chinese aboriginal longbow . . . "Just got my new wooden Truku longbow, #40 @50cm. Truku is an aboriginal tribe in Taiwan, they made the bow as the height of archers height plus 30cm. This bow is made from the wood called Birch leaf Viburnum. And using no fletching arrow. There are...
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    For Phil . . . ELB emeritus 🏹 John
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    Interesting: some one ask me about the bamboo long bow. Here is some information from munan provincal Museum. Link here (in chinese):http://www.hnmuseum.com/hnmuseum/collection-info/collection-info!frontCollectionDetail.action?id=c88e27ecb47d447f874b2e6c989f87fe bamboo long bow time period...
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    Here's what is becoming a Christmas Eve tradition for us. It's a one-pot variation of Peking duck, which features sweet potatoes (wonderful with the duck), is much, much simpler to make, and you still get crispy skin, savory meat, and the hoisin-sauce "accompaniment," not to mention deliciously...
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    So what you think of this Phil? The claim it's a way of eliminating negative brainwaves associated with TP and freezing on target.
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    Hi everybody, Here's an update on Phil's old bow. I've been training with weights to gain muscle strength. I also put a new thicker string on it and a slightly higher brace height. Hand shock is a lot more manageable for me now. I can even shoot it at full draw. Here's me shooting: And in slo...
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    Hi everybody, Here's an update on Phil's old bow. I've been training with weights to gain muscle strength. I also put a new thicker string on it and a slightly higher brace height. Hand shock is a lot more manageable for me now. I can even shoot it at full draw. Here's me shooting: And in slo...
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    I got a present in the post today. I want to draw your attention to the following pictures and in particular the look on my face. :D It's going to take some time to gain the strength needed to draw and shoot this bow. Some proper warming up with my lighter bow etc. What are the laminate...
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