Category: archery

Things I’ve made recently in preparation for the Abbey tournament

Mucked around with shooting thumb draw today, with I’d have been able to get a better(more flattering) angle.

Before anyone starts, I’ve been shooting for nearly a decade, my elbow and shoulders were locked, yes I should have aimed with my hips more instead of my arms but I was trying to lob the arrow high and down into the centre of the footy pitch.

I’ve noticed that the thumbdraw with that flick at the end sends the arrow pretty damn straight, I’m going to keep practicing with it and hope that next time I get the chance to shoot I’ll have a better camera angle

The first round of fights have started, here’s the English link

So I went to Mjolner Bar and restaurant tonight in Melbourne and you’ll never guess what they have on their wall.

A sword from the late 10th to early 11th Century. Got some pretty good photos and would highly recommend the Bar itself for its fantastic aesthetic.

Plus some photos me and my mate took of the 15kg Scotch filled “Mjolnir”

Various stages of in “full kit”

I need a new mail shirt though because this one is about 18kg of all round riveted rings. Instead of having 4:1 solid.

Decided to put everything on because the on season is coming up and I need to see if I have to alter anything.

Excited archery noises

Started some arrows for tomorrow’s school demonstration.

I’ve already got 4 made up for armour piercing purposes, but I intend on making several that are just target points for regular shooting

Thought I’d upload the actual video as well, quality is better than on YouTube

Managed to take a video of me shooting today, needed to send it to the bowyer so he could see it in action.

Link to the video:

Shot process form checks, figured I’d upload them here as people use them to help draw archers.

I need to keep my elbow higher on lock at the end of my draw, that way my shoulders take the majority of the weight as opposed to my arms.

I’m not the fittest, around the middle so yeah bit overweight, but that’s not the point here.

For those interested, bow is Hereby/Ballinderry style, made of Australian Pink Ash, and is 85#@30"