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    • ssumner1
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      I know traditional shoots require barebow, which I am happy with, but is there anything special about the rest width and the type of grip used that I should be aware of?

      Thanks,

      -Andrew

    • Jason Wesbrock
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      Those things depend completely on the shoot itself. I’ve been to some that allowed pretty much everything except sights and releases, and almost got turned away at another several years ago because I had carbon arrows. My guess is the two things you mentioned wouldn’t even begin to be an issue.

    • codger
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      Under the club i belong to in Calif. Traditional arhcers of calif. They dont allow string walking and longbows must shoot wooden arrows. I dont believe there is and restriction i can remmeber on rests or shooting off the shelf. Ive seen guys using the old bear style plastic arrow rests even on long bows but almost everyone shoots off the shelf and ive seen recurves shoot off rests or the shelf. I prefer to shoot off the shelf with all my bows it just seems natural to me.

      I guess it really depends on the sanctioning club or association.I kind of prefer wood out of everything for arrows but do shoot aluminum occasionally out of my recurves.

      what ever works i guess.

    • ssumner1
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      I plan to make me some wood arrows soon, but I currently use carbons. I also have a bow I purchased for quite cheap that is similar to a deflex hill-style with minimal shelf. I was worried that if I purchased a bow with more shelf for the arrow, or cut this one in a little bit, if I would be able to compete in anything. I read in Byron’s book that he kept his bows within a certain width in order to be allowed in competitions or something.

    • Fallguy
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      At our shoot we do not put any restrictions on arrow materials. We do not allow sights, string walking, or bino’s.

    • Ralph
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      We only have a distinction between longbow and recurve classes and why that I guess is just so we can give two sets of awards. But at our jamboree last weekend the same guy won both classes so it’s the shooter and not the equipment. Like a guy told me the other day he wouldn’t shoot 30 yds. with a wooden arrow but would with a carbon arrow. ?????????????? I actually have a much easier time tuning woods than the carbons I’m playing with so I don’t mind being at a disadvantage :lol::lol:

    • codger
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      ill shoot any distance with a wooden arrow! now understand i never said i was going to hit my intended target! I intend to hit it but things dont always go my way.

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