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Offline DC

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Rules
« on: May 22, 2019, 07:45:43 am »
I was just looking over the rules and in Primitive Selfbows it says that billets are allowed but in Primitive simple and complex it doesn't say that billets are allowed. Is that the case.
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Offline Badger

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Re: Rules
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 08:04:10 am »
Billets are always allowed

Offline avcase

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Re: Rules
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2019, 09:53:18 am »
I can add this clarification to the simple composite rules. Spliced billets are fine for the simple composite.

The complex-composite allows any combination of pieces joined together as long as it consists of non-metallic natural materials. So billets are no problem there.

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Offline DC

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Re: Rules
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 10:11:31 am »
Thanks. I assumed they were but sometimes assumptions screw you up :D
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Re: Rules
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2019, 02:45:56 pm »
Iím glad you asked. Questions like this provide opportunities to clarify the rules and make them better for everyone.

On a related note, the simple composite rules are still a little fuzzy when it comes to differentiating between adding pieces to build up the handle versus having a double tapered wedge either between the backing & belly laminate, or placed on the belly with gentle fades into the belly laminate. In these cases, it may be unclear if the wedge is part of the bending limb or not. It isnít necessarily possible to tell just by looking.

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Re: Rules
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2019, 02:59:31 pm »
On a related note, the simple composite rules are still a little fuzzy when it comes to differentiating between adding pieces to build up the handle versus having a double tapered wedge either between the backing & belly laminate, or placed on the belly with gentle fades into the belly laminate. In these cases, it may be unclear if the wedge is part of the bending limb or not. It isnít necessarily possible to tell just by looking.

I like the idea Steve mentioned somewhere. We could just limit the length of these pieces to build up the handle to something like 8Ē. This would provide an easy check for the officials and it wouldnít have a significant impact on the performance of the limb.

Alan