GUN Thinking about archery

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  1. 0mega

    0mega Active Member

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    I dunno what do you guys think. Any resources.
     
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    Its a challenging sport. I used to own a 35lbs recurve and a 110lbs one. The 110lbs put an arrow almost through a telephone pole once.
     
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    I used to practice alot, then I discovered guns :big grin:
     
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    eWRXshun hai

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    its something every good fox hound special force group member should learn.
     
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    Jersey is such a bitch about guns.
     
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    so is California.

    I got pretty good with a bow, but I guess I just kind of dropped out of it, and then when I had the money to do stuff, I did guns instead of bows.
     
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    Same here, of course by the time I stopped shooting arrows my right arm was huge compared to my left.
     
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    I was also sailing at the same time, so it kind of balanced it out :dunno:
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    Talking about sailing and archery together makes me think about Viking funerals:coold:

    I went on a bow hunt for Axis deer and Blackbuck (antelope) a few weekends ago. Never saw a good Axis, and the Black never stopped moving for one second.
     
  10. JaimeZX

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    I don't go sailing enough. Went yesterday though. First time since early April I've had enough energy & free time in an afternoon that was windy enough. :hs:

    Good times. :bigthumb:

    When I get a house with a yard I'd like to get a bow and get good with it. Then I can be all Ulysses & shit. :o
     
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    what do you sail? sailed an E Scow (like the 11th or some shit with the A-sym kit), untill the fucked moved up to washington :madfawk:

    that shit was wicked fast. Even on a glassy lake we could move :eek3:
     
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    Hobie 16 FTW

    Even single-handing kicks ass, although I prefer to have crew to keep the boat flat when it's blowin' like snot because otherwise I have to throttle back too much. My record speed on my GPS was 22.3 :eek3:

    Edit: MPH, not knots.
     
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    :werd:
     
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    nice. We never did get a good reading with the boat dialed in and the A-sym up, but we recorded a 15 knot at one point. I know that I have seen vids of them towing skiers as well :o
     
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    Went racing today. Three races. Me and one other H16, one H18, and a bunch of monohulls. I think I may win on corrected time (at least for the catamarans) but one guy protested me for rounding the A mark the wrong way in the first race (didn't catch that in the skippers' meeting). There was a crazy fast monohull that did a good job keeping up with us - I'll bet he wins overall on corrected time. The air was really light though.

    Two more races tomorrow morning; hopefully there will be more wind. Catamarans in light air are teh suck. :down:
     
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    More wind this morning. First race I kicked ass. Crossed the line probably 2 minutes ahead of the next boat. I was the only one with a trap harness so I was able to get some extra speed out of the wind.

    Second race the wind had dropped off some. Blew a tack and Jerry snuck by me. Never caught up to him, finished second. Overall I came in second for the regatta (for Catamarans) behind Jerry. If I hadn't blown the tack and finished first in the last race I probably would have won it. :hs:

    Then the wind picked up after the awards ceremony so I went back out for another 2 hours or so. Now I have a nice sunburn on my feet. :p
     

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