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Club Events / AGM 2017
« on: March 17, 2017, 07:13:29 PM »
As announced on 8th March, the 2017 Archery Annual General Meeting will be taking place in The Union on Wednesday the 22nd of March 2017 at 7pm.

As with other years it will be a requirement for anybody planning to stand for a position to submit their intention along with a short manifesto supporting their bid for the respective position. These will be made available for the club to read prior to the meeting and allow them to think of any questions they would like to have answered at the AGM by the individual standing.

Anybody running for a position or proposed amendments/additions to the constitution have to be made in writing and submitted to the club email by the 20th of March and will be made available to see in the agenda.

Agenda

Committee Positions/Nominations

Current Constitution

Proposed Constitution Changes - No changes submitted

Proxy Voting Form



Update 18/03/2017 11:26:
- Current Constitution Link added
- Updated Committee Roles to include Alumni Officer remit description

Update 18/03/2017 12:07:
- Deadline for applications changed to 20/03/2017 23:59

Update 21/03/2017 00:09:
- Manifestos updated

Update 21/03/2017 20:03:
- Provisional Agenda added

Update 21/03/2017 20:29:
- Proxy Voting Form added

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Club Events / Re: AGM 2016
« on: April 18, 2016, 05:29:12 PM »
My proposed changes to the constitution RE addition of Alumni Officer still need to be added/shuffled around on the agenda/constitution links.

At time of posting agenda still says there are no constitution changes, and the actual change to the constitution is not shown (although explanation is shown in agenda)


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Club Events / Re: AGM 2016
« on: April 18, 2016, 04:44:07 PM »
My proposed changes to the constitution RE addition of Alumni Officer still need to be added/shuffled around on the agenda/constitution links.

At time of posting agenda still says there are no constitution changes, and the actual change to the constitution is not shown (although explanation is shown in agenda)


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e-League / Re: 2015/2016 - e-League Scores
« on: March 03, 2016, 12:55:24 PM »
Name: BitchTits Hall
Bowstyle: Recurve
Novice/Senior: Senior
Score: 549
Hits: 60
Golds (10s): 24
Event: BUCS Indoors
Location: Telford
Date: 7/2/16
Nice shooting  8)

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e-League / Re: 2015/2016 - e-League Scores
« on: March 03, 2016, 12:13:45 PM »

Alex Blake - Compound

567 : 27 tens - 27th Feb - LM4, Strathclyde

Would that be 60 hits? Making it

Name: Alex Blake
Bowstyle: Compound
Novice/Senior: Senior
Score: 567
Hits: 60
Golds (10s): 27
Event: League Match 4
Location: University of Strathclyde
Date: 20/02/2016


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Club Events / Re: Arrow Seminar / Arrow Repairs
« on: February 11, 2016, 06:47:39 PM »
Excellent! Perhaps you could come back here and post up any material you cover in the seminar?


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General Discussion / MOVED: Arrow Seminar / Arrow Repairs
« on: February 11, 2016, 02:42:10 PM »

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e-League / Re: 2015/2016 - e-League Scores
« on: November 22, 2015, 10:01:22 PM »

Do you need details from SSS matches?

I do indeed!


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e-League / Re: 2015/2016 - e-League Scores
« on: November 04, 2015, 10:49:17 PM »


Scores submitted for September/October.


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e-League / Re: 2015/2016 - e-League Scores
« on: November 04, 2015, 08:17:03 AM »

I need the following info for each score, and there needs to a a copy of the score sheet held also:

Name:
Bowstyle:
Novice/Senior:
Score:
Hits:
Golds (10s):
Event:
Location:
Date:


I need the info above


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e-League / Re: 2015/2016 - e-League Scores
« on: October 25, 2015, 02:03:53 PM »
I have the following scores so far:

Name: Alex Blake
Bowstyle: Compound
Novice/Senior: Senior
Score: 564
Hits: 60
Golds (10s): 26
Event: Scoring Session
Location: Strathclyde CSR
Date: 21/10/2015

Name: BitchTits Hall
Bowstyle: Recurve
Novice/Senior: Senior
Score: 535
Hits: 60
Golds (10s): 24
Event: Scoring Session
Location: Strathclyde CSR
Date: 21/10/2015

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e-League / 2015/2016 - e-League Scores
« on: October 25, 2015, 01:59:14 PM »
I will use this topic to submit scores for the e-league this year. Post your Portsmouth scores shot below and they will be included in each months entry. I need the following info for each score, and there needs to a a copy of the score sheet held also:

Name:
Bowstyle:
Novice/Senior:
Score:
Hits:
Golds (10s):
Event:
Location:
Date:

You can see the results each month here: http://eleague.murleen.org/results/

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Technical Library / Re: Buying your First Kit
« on: October 12, 2015, 07:23:36 PM »
Did you write a longer spiel and then cut it down? If so I can probably see if I can temporarily increase the character limit for posts like these :)


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Technical Library / Re: Buying your First Kit
« on: October 07, 2015, 10:54:21 PM »
Nice write up BitchTits, obviously a lot of effort gone into this :) I have moved it to the Technical Library as it should stand as a good basis for anyone looking for info for their first bow.

There are a couple of points where I have differing opinions which I'm going to throw out there:

For a recurve bow, the riser is not that important. Its sole purpose is to hold the rest of the kit together. I would say get one that you think looks good but donít spend a large amount of your budget on it.

I would disagree here. When looking to buy your first kit you are likely to replace the limbs in 6-12 months (if not sooner). You don't want to be replacing your riser too, especially on student budgets. If you get a good intermediate level riser when you start out (for not too much extra dollar') then this will easily last you through to the intermediate and above stages. There are several things to look for in a riser (Although not all are necessary if only looking at the beginner stages):
  • Adjustability of limb pockets
  • How many stabiliser mounting points there are (The one to watch out for is can you fit a top rod when you become more experienced; All risers will have a place for a simple old long rod/V-Bar)
  • Weight of the riser
  • Grip (Some risers have replaceable grips (If not you can always mould your own and carve it down with adhesive putty)
  • Clicker Extender


Carbon Arrows are very expensive but are incredibly thin and light, making them very good for outdoors as they are not affected by the wind as much. If they are damaged they will crack and they become unusable. Mostly used by very experienced archers.

Aluminium/Carbon Composite arrows are a good middle ground for intermediate archers. These arrows are still thin and light enough to make them good outdoors, but are more resilient and cheaper than carbon arrows.

I wouldn't reserve carbon arrows as only expensive as you get some cheap ones as well (although obviously not as good), and some of the best renowned arrows are A/C. You are right in saying that A/C are a good choice for intermediate archers, as there are a wide range of these types of arrow at different price ranges.


Spin Fletchings are curled to force the arrow to spin faster, but are more time consuming to attach to the shaft and are more delicate. These are attached to the shaft using special tape, which takes a long time to do initially, but maintenance is much easier than plastic fletchings.

We have differing opinions on which fletching take longer to do here. What I will add is that from experience Spin Wings are useless with high poundage compounds. I believe Gas Vanes have some stiffer compound specific vanes which I've been wanting to try for ages now, perhaps once I get round to them eventually I can report back. Either that or we could all google them...


A Dacron string (which is the same as the club bows) can be found cheap, or you can get a much better one made from BCY X material.

If/when you are buying a string *please* don't use the pesky brass nocking points, use some dental floss or a beiter nocking point. The brass ones seem a good idea at first as they are quick to put on/adjust, but they will just tear holes through your nice shiny new tab face.
Another thing to think about on the string is the length of the centre serving. Quite often the ready made strings have massive centre servings to cover any bow they might be put on. If you are serving it yourself, try to limit the serving to the minimum required to hold the string correctly, with maybe 2ish cm extra serving above/below your fingers.


The sight itself is not hugely important but the sight pin should be your own personal preference.

Try to get a sight which has the micro-adjustment on both axis (Novices - ask an experienced member to show you what I mean by this) so that you can make fine adjustment quickly whilst shooting.


A tab ... can also have a shelf, to rest your chin on, a finger spacer and a pinkie hook. ... You do not need all of the add-ons, it is up to your own preference

I would always advise using the shelf for your chin as this gives a more solid anchor point than simply your finger. As BitchTits says, the others are optional. The finger spacer is good to stop you pinching the nock between your knuckles at full draw, which is what causes the arrow to come off the rest at draw for a lot of novices.


The majority of the things I have said are simply differing opinions. As I said above, well written and definitely a good reference for all the novices looking to get themselves some kit! :D

PS Are you getting a % of all these Merlin sales you're driving? :P
I will put all links to Merlin Archery for your convenience so you can get everything from one place and they have a good track record, especially with first time buyers who need advice.

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General Discussion / MOVED: Buying your kit
« on: October 07, 2015, 09:10:38 PM »

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