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
So, for those who’ve known my blog for a while, you know that I’m an archer.
For those who didn’t, there you go.
My mistake might have been that I just bought 12 carbon arrows with screw points from eBay for cheap with free shipping. Like a dozen for maybe AU$26.
My next mistake was, I bought some larp arrow tips, like the big foam ones not the golf ball ones, for about AU$45-50 with free shipping.
I can’t remember the exact amount off the top of my head, but the point is that if they all fit into each other, I’ll have subverted the 6 for $80 larp arrow problem.
The reason I’m getting this shit is because, I went to the Armidale gathering this year at the end of March, it’s held in a pine forest, now as a reenactor Ive currently only got access to padded javelins as a ranged weapon, however if I can get enough people ok with me using these arrows in combat, while using the same rule set for Non-combatant peltasts, I can make a significant difference to my side, more so than with just a sword and shield.