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Offline Del the cat

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Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« on: May 27, 2019, 12:06:34 pm »
To cut to the chase, I won the 50# ELB class  :)
The distances were well down due to strong head winds, damp weather and an uphill shot.
I also shot my little Osage flight bow, which they classed an an ALB (despite it being too short!  :o ) as that was the nearest appropriate class which they were hosting.
I won that too :) , actual distances haven't been published yet, but some people were saying their distances were 90 yards down on last year!
It just gives me an idea that I'm in the right ball park.

I had the added excitement of overdrawing a 26" flight arrow into the belly of the little Osage  :o It exploded spectacularly and the string sheared a bit off the overlay, but the bow seems fine.  (you can see the dink in the belly in the pic)
It's blogged up in more detail here:-
https://bowyersdiary.blogspot.com/2019/05/wmas-flight-shoot.html
Other pic is me shooting the ELB, note the PA head gear :)
Del
« Last Edit: May 27, 2019, 12:11:01 pm by Del the cat »
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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2019, 12:22:27 pm »
To cut to the chase, I won the 50# ELB class  :)

congrats )P(

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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2019, 12:25:17 pm »
Well done, Del.  :OK
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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2019, 12:30:56 pm »
Del,
I read your write up on the blog, sounds like some challenging conditions to say the least. I hope you get another chance to put a few arrows through the ELB and report back. I assume it is this one?
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,65586.0.html


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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2019, 12:52:53 pm »
Del,
I read your write up on the blog, sounds like some challenging conditions to say the least. I hope you get another chance to put a few arrows through the ELB and report back. I assume it is this one?
http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,65586.0.html
It's one of 3 that I built as per that post.
It's the shortened and re-worked Mk2, heat treated yew belly, Boo back. The belly spalled out a chunk of wood and was patched but its still ended up faster than the Boo/Yew/Ipe! Best speed clock was 211.9 fps :)
It's a testament to the durability of a executed made belly patch :)
Del
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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 10:43:30 pm »
I really enjoyed following your story. You had an impressive debut!

Prior to the creation of our US primitive divisions, Dan Perry and others would show up to compete with their all-wood bows to compete against modern composite bows and they would often win. It is good to see you carry on the tradition at the UK flight shoot.

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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 04:23:12 am »
Well done Del! That must be a motivation to continue what you call your tinkering mostly ;D

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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2019, 04:26:30 am »
Well done Del! That must be a motivation to continue what you call your tinkering mostly ;D
There's fiddling and fettling as well as tinkering  ;)  ;D
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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2019, 04:42:35 am »

There's fiddling and fettling as well as tinkering  ;)  ;D
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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2019, 04:53:57 am »
Congratulations, Del! Well done, Sir.
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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2019, 07:14:51 am »
Good on ya Del :D :D Ya think you're hooked??
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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2019, 08:58:41 am »
Good on ya Del :D :D Ya think you're hooked??
Well I won't drive that far* to one, but if there's one a bit closer I'd have a go :)
Del
*I drove a laughably short distance from a US perspective .... ::)
162 miles, is probably, "just up the road to you guys"  ;D
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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2019, 12:10:53 pm »
congrats del! I really like your bowyers diary!
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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2019, 05:10:48 pm »
That's great Dell.
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Re: Del's First Official Flight Shoot.
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2019, 09:09:35 pm »
Congratulations!  Quite a score on the first time out!  162 miles is quite a long haul back east - but out here in he Wild West, it is just a short hop! 
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