Hey guys thought I'd share a bit of good news about the above-named shoot, which was an American 900 round on Saturday and a Classic 600 round on Sunday. Both rounds involved shooting at 60, 50, and 40 yards with big spot targets, but the 900 used a 122 cm face, while the 600 used a 92 cm face and started at 40 yards instead of 60 yards like the 900. It was a real blast! We had 3 traditional shooters but we didn't use training wheels or sights or any other gadgets and we had a real blast. Two of us, Linda and I, shot our longbows and let the rest of the compound and full-blown Olympic recurve crowd know that we don't need sights or stabilizers or any other hard-core gadgetry to hit the target well or to have a really, really good time. Linda also set a pretty nice record in the longbow division (longbow + wood arrows) and I broke an old record in the traditional division (same as TBoF definition of traditional).
It was indeed a hot as heck day! I get a real kick out of events like this. Probably a bit last minute but the Newberry Complex is having the big grand opening this Friday, ribbon cutting is at 11 I think. There's also a field/hunter round at Gator Bowmen on Sunday, register at 8, start shooting at 9. Field and hunter is basically black & white cardboard targets at known distances anywhere between 10 and 80 yards, with field having black centres and multiple of 5 yardages and hunter having white centres and funny-number yardages. Lots of fun, very pretty ranger. The gory details are here: http://floridaarchery.org
I don't know what setup I'll be shooting on Sunday myself, most likely one of my 40-something pound Chek-Mates, but also entertaining thoughts of shooting one of the bows Robert made or if I'm feeling really batty, something truly worthy of Star Trek with all the funny things sticking out of it. But I suspect I'll be shooting a real bow of some sort =)
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