Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Sorry, I just couldn't help it.

Messages posted to thread:
N. Y. Yankee 11-Jan-17
Mr. Natural 11-Jan-17
Matt R 11-Jan-17
GF 11-Jan-17
Linecutter 11-Jan-17
George D. Stout 11-Jan-17
aj 11-Jan-17
HARRY CARRY 11-Jan-17
N. Y. Yankee 11-Jan-17
Kent Alan 11-Jan-17
Straitera 11-Jan-17
lawdy 11-Jan-17
Lowcountry 11-Jan-17
joe vt 11-Jan-17
Fuzzy 11-Jan-17
Popester1 11-Jan-17
Deez 11-Jan-17
Chas 11-Jan-17
Chas 11-Jan-17
Curtiss Cardinal 11-Jan-17
jaz5833 11-Jan-17
shade mt 11-Jan-17
1/2miledrag 11-Jan-17
Kent Alan 11-Jan-17
PECO 11-Jan-17
mgerard 11-Jan-17
MCS 11-Jan-17
BATMAN 11-Jan-17
Brad Lehmann 11-Jan-17
The Whittler 11-Jan-17
The last savage 11-Jan-17
GlassPowered Hoosier 11-Jan-17
JustSomeDude 11-Jan-17
Osr144 11-Jan-17
Spider 12-Jan-17
Woods Walker 12-Jan-17
Kent Alan 12-Jan-17
Monte 12-Jan-17
TrapperKayak 12-Jan-17
Deno 12-Jan-17
BOX CALL 12-Jan-17
stykzz 12-Jan-17
Skeets 12-Jan-17
Kent Alan 12-Jan-17
mgerard 12-Jan-17
Greyfox 12-Jan-17
Backcountry 12-Jan-17
GF 12-Jan-17
Kent Alan 12-Jan-17
BOX CALL 12-Jan-17
GF 12-Jan-17
Rick 3 12-Jan-17
Greyfox 12-Jan-17
Skeets 12-Jan-17
Kent Alan 13-Jan-17
N. Y. Yankee 13-Jan-17
Osr144 13-Jan-17
Knifeguy 13-Jan-17
GF 13-Jan-17
Harlen 13-Jan-17
Kent Alan 14-Jan-17
GF 14-Jan-17
Kent Alan 27-Feb-17
Kent Alan 02-Mar-17
9/10 Broke 02-Mar-17
YanYeoman 02-Mar-17
Kent Alan 02-Mar-17
cobra 02-Mar-17
Grizbow 02-Mar-17
Riverwolf 02-Mar-17
retired stick 03-Mar-17
RonG 03-Mar-17
bboaldin 03-Mar-17
4nolz@work 03-Mar-17
Darkhawk 03-Mar-17
Kent Alan 26-Mar-17
gluetrap 26-Mar-17
RymanCat 26-Mar-17
Kent Alan 27-Mar-17
Kent Alan 30-Mar-17
TrapperKayak 30-Mar-17
N. Y. Yankee 30-Mar-17
Marshall 30-Mar-17
Ole Thumper 30-Mar-17
Henry McCann 30-Mar-17
George D. Stout 30-Mar-17
opr8r 30-Mar-17
GF 30-Mar-17
jolathe 30-Mar-17
traxx 30-Mar-17
Kent Alan 10-May-17
Chas 10-May-17
2 bears 10-May-17
Shifty 10-May-17
Kent Alan 03-Jun-17
Bobby B 03-Jun-17
Kent Alan 19-Jun-18
Kent Alan 19-Jun-18
dragonheart 19-Jun-18
BATMAN 19-Jun-18
Patrick 19-Jun-18
joe vt 19-Jun-18
Backcountry 19-Jun-18
Bassman 20-Jun-18
Kent Alan 04-Nov-18
Wayne Hess 04-Nov-18
JamesV 04-Nov-18
Pdiddly 04-Nov-18
Pdiddly 04-Nov-18
Kent Alan 05-Nov-18
TrapperKayak 05-Nov-18
Temujin 06-Nov-18
Stumpkiller 06-Nov-18
Stumpkiller 06-Nov-18
barebow 07-Nov-18
vintage-bears 07-Nov-18
RonG 07-Nov-18
RonG 07-Nov-18
barebow 07-Nov-18
Sam Dunham 07-Nov-18
Kent Alan 08-Nov-18
Kent Alan 08-Nov-18
Arrowflinger 08-Nov-18
Elkpacker1 09-Nov-18
Kent Alan 09-Nov-18
Kent Alan 11-Nov-18
dean 11-Nov-18
From: N. Y. Yankee
Date: 11-Jan-17




Tehehehehe....http://www.ebay.com/itm/Samick- Sage-Recurve-Takedown-Bare-Bow-62- 35-/162353529101? hash=item25cd06410d:g:UPkAAOSwA3dYdSZX

From: Mr. Natural
Date: 11-Jan-17

Mr. Natural's embedded Photo



Oops.

From: Matt R
Date: 11-Jan-17




Looks good to me...LOL

From: GF
Date: 11-Jan-17




I don't care for that much string follow, myself....

Would you buy it for the riser? Don't think I'd trust those limbs, myself.

From: Linecutter
Date: 11-Jan-17




Could be a righty, shooting lefty, and wanted the Black Widow look :-). DANNY

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jan-17




I sent the guy a message to change the photo. He isn't an archer, and I told him he would become famous over here if he didn't fix it.

From: aj
Date: 11-Jan-17




Looks like a new longbow style lol!

From: HARRY CARRY
Date: 11-Jan-17




He fixed the photos....the above is gone.

From: N. Y. Yankee
Date: 11-Jan-17




That was fast! There is another too.

From: Kent Alan
Date: 11-Jan-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



What was wrong with it?

From: Straitera
Date: 11-Jan-17




Reverse handle? What will Samick think of next?

From: lawdy
Date: 11-Jan-17




You hang around a bow shop and you will see people pick a bow off the rack and try to string it like that before the owner flips his cookies.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 11-Jan-17




You have to be "Brave" to shoot a bow like that...

From: joe vt
Date: 11-Jan-17




If you keep it strung like that for a year it gains 5#'s

From: Fuzzy
Date: 11-Jan-17




lol

From: Popester1
Date: 11-Jan-17




Hey Frisky, you got a red haired sister, by chance?

From: Deez
Date: 11-Jan-17




The limbs appear to be backwards.

From: Chas
Date: 11-Jan-17




Ha, red carpet for a movie named "Brave". You'd have to be brave to draw and shoot that bow....

From: Chas
Date: 11-Jan-17




Sorry Lowcountry, I saw the pic and shot past the posts and started typing my response. Just read yours...great minds..

From: Curtiss Cardinal
Date: 11-Jan-17




Idiots on parade!

From: jaz5833
Date: 11-Jan-17




Hey Frisky, you got a red haired sister, by chance?

Now that's FUNNY!!!

From: shade mt
Date: 11-Jan-17




That surely is not "trad".... maybe it just needs some wheels on it....then it would sell like hot cakes.

From: 1/2miledrag
Date: 11-Jan-17




Funny stuff!

From: Kent Alan
Date: 11-Jan-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



And I STILL cannot see what is wrong

From: PECO
Date: 11-Jan-17




I've been doing it wrong!

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jan-17




She was playing "Strip Archery". Her buddies set the bow up for her but she is a trooper, down to the last shot!

From: MCS
Date: 11-Jan-17




String follow. Perfect.

From: BATMAN
Date: 11-Jan-17




These people never saw any of the old Cowboy & Indian westerns. So sad! Archery has been prevalent in a lot of recent movies. Where have these people been? Just saying Batman

From: Brad Lehmann Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 11-Jan-17




Best looking Green Griz that I have ever seen.

There were two bows on the same page today that were strung up backwards. Makes me want to ask them really technical questions.

From: The Whittler
Date: 11-Jan-17




Kent Alan, what's wrong is she's trying to hold the arrow on with her finger while shooting. :-)

From: The last savage
Date: 11-Jan-17




No whittler no....The darned arrow is too long....Lol

From: GlassPowered Hoosier
Date: 11-Jan-17




Turbo Bow!!!!!

From: JustSomeDude
Date: 11-Jan-17




Kent, Now THAT's Barebow

From: Osr144
Date: 11-Jan-17

Osr144's embedded Photo



Or this one in a museum

From: Spider
Date: 12-Jan-17




Ive seen stuff like that on ebay plenty of times

From: Woods Walker
Date: 12-Jan-17




And the Hollyweird crowd wonders why no one wants to hear their political opinions!

From: Kent Alan
Date: 12-Jan-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



OK now look: I don't know if you guys are trying to play a Jedi mind trick on me, but I STILL DO NOT SEE WHAT THEY ARE DOING WRONG!!!!!!!

From: Monte
Date: 12-Jan-17




I bet they are quiet shooters.

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 12-Jan-17




Made for the southern hemisphere?

From: Deno
Date: 12-Jan-17




Keep it up....these are a hoot!! Deno

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jan-17




That one gal has some good back tension going on.

From: stykzz
Date: 12-Jan-17




Yeah, I messaged a guy last week tying to help him out and this was his response: "Yeah, I know, just hurried and threw them on for a picture, Thanks though!". Unreal.

From: Skeets
Date: 12-Jan-17




Did you guys look at the muscles in that girl's upper back? You can sure see what muscles are used to draw a bow.

From: Kent Alan
Date: 12-Jan-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



The guy on the right seems to be doing ok...

From: mgerard Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jan-17




Obviously using a dumb ring release, I mean thumb ring?

From: Greyfox
Date: 12-Jan-17




Yes back tension, I had to go back to look. Totally missed it first time.

From: Backcountry
Date: 12-Jan-17




A guy showed up last week with his 15 year old daughter. They had her recurve strung backwards. I thought it was just in the "string-keeper" mode. They thought it was a right-handed bow but when strung properly it was a left handed model the man bought my mistake.

On a whim, I did an eye dominance test on the girl...turns out she was left-eye dominant. Talk about pure dumb luck!

From: GF
Date: 12-Jan-17




" Talk about pure dumb luck!"

Emphasis on the Dumb part!

OK, true confessions time... My dad shot longbows as a kid (this would have been Pre-War). And when he strung up the old, red fiberglass Bear that we got when I was about 10, he strung it up to look more like a longbow. But honestly, I don't know if he did it because that's how you string a longbow, or if he thought it would drop the poundage into a range we could handle, seeing as I weighed about #50 at the time...

From: Kent Alan
Date: 12-Jan-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



Couldn't POSSIBLY look anything like THIS, could it GF?

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Jan-17




The bottom of her back was doings good job too!

From: GF
Date: 12-Jan-17




Nope. Mine was RED.

And I wasn't wearing a dress.

From: Rick 3
Date: 12-Jan-17




Now that is some FUNYY SHIT right there.... I am trying not to bust up laughing at work... OMFG!!!!

From: Greyfox
Date: 12-Jan-17




I went back again, yes the bottom of her back, that is all I could see. Must be getting old.

From: Skeets
Date: 12-Jan-17




That's why I said "upper back'. Most of us don't use the bottom muscles even "Asbell style".

From: Kent Alan
Date: 13-Jan-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



See? The instructor at this camp is making sure the kid in the purple shirt is doing it the RIGHT way!

From: N. Y. Yankee
Date: 13-Jan-17




And the kid in the red shirt is going "What the....."

From: Osr144
Date: 13-Jan-17

Osr144's embedded Photo



Found 1 more

From: Knifeguy
Date: 13-Jan-17




I see them strung like that quite often in antique stores. There's a nice little Red Bear Bow near me with the words, "rare and string included" strung like that for a bargain at $59.99. Any takers? Lance.

From: GF
Date: 13-Jan-17




That's what killed my little red Bear. String broke.

Some days I really wish I still had it, and other days I think I never realized how much handshock it must've had. Though it was definitely better made than the current versions that are out there....

From: Harlen
Date: 13-Jan-17




STAR method? Sorry Dave couldn't resist :-)

From: Kent Alan
Date: 14-Jan-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



Looks ok to me...what could possibly go wrong?

From: GF
Date: 14-Jan-17




Serious Question: Are these bows being damaged by being bent in the wrong direction???

From: Kent Alan
Date: 27-Feb-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



This little guy seems to be on the right track

From: Kent Alan
Date: 02-Mar-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



For sale on eBay right this very minute...looks like a seller you can trust to have their bows properly stored, right?

From: 9/10 Broke Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 02-Mar-17




It's stored that way to make it increase the draw weight. Hehe

From: YanYeoman
Date: 02-Mar-17




I don't think the 'little guy' is a guy.

From: Kent Alan
Date: 02-Mar-17




OOPS!

From: cobra
Date: 02-Mar-17




Those are great photos. If you spend enough time around an archery range, sooner or later, you are probably going to see it. Ebay for sure, right along with the words RARE and VINTAGE 1953 patent.

From: Grizbow
Date: 02-Mar-17




Eh hem, some of you guys,i can tell how old you are if you're worried about the girl with the bear grizzlys back tension :) i got one of those to so that's a great conversation starter lol the bow :)

From: Riverwolf
Date: 02-Mar-17




Reasons to buy bows off those that knows ...archery that is ...

Now maybe ya know why ya got such a great deal on that bow ;^0

From: retired stick
Date: 03-Mar-17




That gives a new meaning to a reversed handle.

From: RonG
Date: 03-Mar-17




Kent she is facing the wrong way!!!!

YanYeoman I believe you are correct, that is female.

I am totally dumbfounded, I can't believe that there are this many people that could possibly get it backwards.............................excluding the democrats.

From: bboaldin
Date: 03-Mar-17




Gotta share this...

Back when I was in college, I walked by an area where the "Archery Class" was shooting their fiberglass recurve bows. EVERY ONE was strung backwards.

I walked over to the "instructor" and told him they are strung wrong. He said, "No they aren't", so I showed him the string grooves and the handle shape; took one and unstrung it and restrung properly and shot it. This blind hog hit the bullseye!!!

The instructor was the athletic director. He asked me if I wanted to teach an archery class next semester for credit...I did.

That is the first time I taught in college...wish I had a pic of all those guys shooting bows backwards.

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 03-Mar-17




Jinkster bought that bow, tuned it, shoot through the chronograph and declared it the last bow he would ever own.Just kidding.

From: Darkhawk
Date: 03-Mar-17




those pics just hurt to look at

From: Kent Alan
Date: 26-Mar-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



Now I see how Katniss won the Hunger Games!

From: gluetrap
Date: 26-Mar-17




I guise its one way to shoot the left handed bows right handed and vice versa....ron

From: RymanCat
Date: 26-Mar-17




Red head might be Cat lady then no wonder Joe is nipped up. You would think he would have taught her better.LOL

If it is Cat lady I guess then even I could be tempted to like cats or at best stop shooting them to be cautious of not getting her angry. Or I'd shoot them down the street from her before they got to her yard.LOL

From: Kent Alan
Date: 27-Mar-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



Damon Howatt would be turning in his grave...

From: Kent Alan
Date: 30-Mar-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



WHOA! I know fun is fun as far as this thread is concerned, but this...

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 30-Mar-17




Kent and OSR, those two yellow glass bows are EXACTLY the same bow I had as a kid starting out. Killed rabbits and frogs with it, and alot of sunnies....lol.

From: N. Y. Yankee
Date: 30-Mar-17




This thread get funnier every time I read it.

From: Marshall
Date: 30-Mar-17




RARE and VINTAGE patent 1953, I'm rolling on the ground!!

From: Ole Thumper
Date: 30-Mar-17




I heard thru the grapevine, that Frisky secretly purchased all of these Bows to add to his Holy Grail collection!

Ole thumper

From: Henry McCann
Date: 30-Mar-17




When I was 12 my father was in the Army and we were living at Fort Rucker, Alabama. I took an archery class in the summer and when I got there they had the all glass recurve bows strung backwards.

I mentioned that to the college age girl that was the instructor. I got a dirty look and snide remarks, but they restrung them.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Mar-17




Years ago, folks kept strings on their bows by reversing them for storage. Had nothing to do with their ability to know how to string one. Some of the above photos are not odd at all, nor are they wrong in how they are shown. Some are.

From: opr8r
Date: 30-Mar-17




Kent Allen: {the guy on the right seems to be doing ok}

look real close to the middle guy...

From: GF
Date: 30-Mar-17




And the far one.

Three Stooges Reunion Tour

From: jolathe
Date: 30-Mar-17




I had a second-hand 25 lb. Sears fiberglass semi-recurve as a little kid. I strung it backwards and shot it that way for a while, not knowing any better. One day I wondered about stringing it the other way, seeing some bow photos, and tried it. It pulled harder, which I didn't like, so I kept stringing it backwards. When I got older and stronger I started stringing it the right way.

From: traxx
Date: 30-Mar-17




I was going to post the same Comment Runner.I believe it is a deflexed tip bow.I think i may even see a thin Sinew backing on it.Unfortunately, i have seen many bows,including sinew backed bows,braced wrong,in museums. Surprisingly,these Deflexed tip bows work pretty well,for a shorter range weapon.Arent gonna set any flight records but at reasonable range,they can still get the job done and with less than desirable bow woods,they can be fairly good weapons.

From: Kent Alan
Date: 10-May-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



Blonde ambition? Or...blonde moment?

From: Chas
Date: 10-May-17

Chas's embedded Photo



Not "trad" but still funny as hell...

From: 2 bears
Date: 10-May-17




The habit of storing bows with the string on backwards most likely contributed to folks picking them up and trying to shoot them that way.It is not entirely their fault they had no supervision. If you hand any one, that knows nothing about archery, a bow with the string stored on the back, they will try to pull it that way. Try it. Un informed doesn't mean their stupid. Well at least not all the time. :^)) >>---> Ken

From: Shifty
Date: 10-May-17




I think these girls need an instructer,anyone want to volunter!

From: Kent Alan
Date: 03-Jun-17

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



If you think the picture is bad...wait till you see the video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg3fHYCk86U

From: Bobby B
Date: 03-Jun-17




I actually had to stop watching that halfway through Kent...

I fear for the future!

haha

From: Kent Alan
Date: 19-Jun-18

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



And she claims that her photoshoots are about "empowering women"

From: Kent Alan
Date: 19-Jun-18

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



Danger...

From: dragonheart Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 19-Jun-18




New extreme string follow design. LOL

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 19-Jun-18




Beautiful woman but don't know SQUAT about archery or flinging arrows! Such stupidity is astonishing!

From: Patrick
Date: 19-Jun-18




I understand many might have never even touched a bow, of any kind, but one would assume by the way the grip is shaped, that it is quite obvious how it is meant to be held at least.

From: joe vt
Date: 19-Jun-18




I will admit that myself and my brothers all kept our bows strung backwards when not in use in the late 70's early 80's I remember thinking it would keep the pull weight from dropping and getting weaker. Of course back then we strung them with the step through method. And our quivers had no housing for the broadheads. How did we survive? Great times for sure!

From: Backcountry
Date: 19-Jun-18




A friend cut a few rose canes last year to make some arrow shafts. I don't think hers is quite finished...

From: Bassman Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 20-Jun-18




No comment.

From: Kent Alan
Date: 04-Nov-18

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



Don't hate me for this...

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 04-Nov-18




Boy that's a long History. Where do you get all these people at*. Their not all from Virginia are they ? LOL.

From: JamesV
Date: 04-Nov-18




From: Pdiddly
Date: 04-Nov-18

Pdiddly's embedded Photo



And then there are novel ways to string a bow...the lower tip on that bow must be screaming for mercy!

That was from an eBay listing btw!

From: Pdiddly
Date: 04-Nov-18

Pdiddly's embedded Photo



Another extreme string follow designed to shoot behind you...

From: Kent Alan
Date: 05-Nov-18




WHOA Pdiddly---that stringing picture...

From: TrapperKayak
Date: 05-Nov-18




Pdiddly, that guy has a big scar on his knee. Maybe from the last one he strung that way? LOL!

From: Temujin
Date: 06-Nov-18




Oh my goodness! Those instances might very well lead to injuries.

From: Stumpkiller
Date: 06-Nov-18




Too funny.

Buy, heck, what could go wrong?

From: Stumpkiller
Date: 06-Nov-18




From: barebow
Date: 07-Nov-18




I think they are all confused because someone told them what was the "back" and front of the bow. Fifty years later it still boggles my mind. Front of arrow is pointy and dangerous, back has feathers. Same with guns...you don't want the back facing away from you... So now lets try shooting the arrows backards.

From: vintage-bears
Date: 07-Nov-18




Hysterical and PRICELESS

From: RonG
Date: 07-Nov-18




Now this is the best post in a long time.

Kent, I don't know how you founds so many pictures of backward bows. The video was so sickening I stopped it after I saw the recurve shooter draw and release the arrow at 1/4 draw, arrow probably went two feet if that.

The redhead I'm not sure about, do most people stand around with their bows drawn half way with out an arrow. Maybe she was just doing aerobics to build up her right arm.

And the question of the day::::::::How do they keep the string on.????

I said it before and I will say it again the bare bow person needs to turn around, we don't need to see her back muscles just the front ones.,,,,Ha!Ha!

From: RonG
Date: 07-Nov-18




That dude holding the compound upside down, does he have an ARMY shirt on, I am glad I joined the Marines, and they called us jarheads.

You would think when they first gripped the bow they would figure out that it wasn't correct.....Ya Think!!!!

And the arrow on the right side, hey fellas my arrow keeps falling off the rest.......LoL!

Kent, what the hell is that thing on her nose.!!!!!

From: barebow
Date: 07-Nov-18




The guy with the Army shirt on is probably a West Point officer.

From: Sam Dunham Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 07-Nov-18




Just buy em cheap and have fun,nothing else matters.

From: Kent Alan
Date: 08-Nov-18

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



Presently on eBay right this minute even as we type

From: Kent Alan
Date: 08-Nov-18

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



Presently on eBay right this minute even as we type

From: Arrowflinger
Date: 08-Nov-18




This is a good thread. I haven't laughed this much in a while. And I agree with Ron, would rather see the bare bow archer from the front. LOL

From: Elkpacker1
Date: 09-Nov-18




All very fast bows in the -------30fps range

From: Kent Alan
Date: 09-Nov-18

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



Looks like an old Wing to me. This guy sure knows the RIGHT WAY to make sure a vintage recurve lasts forever

From: Kent Alan
Date: 11-Nov-18

Kent Alan's embedded Photo



Gotta make sure you have an instructor that knows what they're doing

From: dean
Date: 11-Nov-18

dean's embedded Photo



I need a pari of those hunting' shorts.





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