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Old October 4th, 2019, 09:57 PM #1
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70# Asiatic Recurve Form Practice

Still plugging along with my Chinese Archery. Here is a clip of my newest bow. It is made by master bowyer Jaap Koppedrayer. It is one of my most prized possessions now. Enjoy





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That is one beautiful bow. I have a similar interest in Mongolian bows that I haven't acted upon (to the extent you have) but, they're a joy to shoot and beautiful to look at. It doesn't take long to figure-out why the Huns practically conquered the entire Western world with that weapon. The design was way ahead of its time. It was compact enough to be operated from horseback, yet, generated significantly more power than other bows at the time.
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That is one beautiful bow. I have a similar interest in Mongolian bows that I haven't acted upon (to the extent you have) but, they're a joy to shoot and beautiful to look at. It doesn't take long to figure-out why the Huns practically conquered the entire Western world with that weapon. The design was way ahead of its time. It was compact enough to be operated from horseback, yet, generated significantly more power than other bows at the time.


Donít sleep on the Chinese and Japanese at that time either. Time and time again they defeated the Mongolian Hordes. China is steeped in Archery History and it was a huge part of the dynastic culture then. You couldnít hold any type of political office without proving your proficiency with the bow. During the Ming Dynasty, ďchildrenís bowsĒ were 50#. With warbow weights beginning between 70 and 80 and going as far as 145#. They too were fierce horse back archers.

Either way though, Asiatic Archery Culture has become my biggest hobby now. The bows and designs are indeed beautiful!! You should definitely dig into it some!!


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Donít sleep on the Chinese and Japanese at that time either. Time and time again they defeated the Mongolian Hordes. China is steeped in Archery History and it was a huge part of the dynastic culture then. You couldnít hold any type of political office without proving your proficiency with the bow. During the Ming Dynasty, ďchildrenís bowsĒ were 50#. With warbow weights beginning between 70 and 80 and going as far as 145#. They too were fierce horse back archers.

Either way though, Asiatic Archery Culture has become my biggest hobby now. The bows and designs are indeed beautiful!! You should definitely dig into it some!!
I think one of the reasons the Mongolian hordes eventually turned their attention West was because they had met their match in the East and were tired of getting their butts kicked. No one had encountered their brand of horse-based mobile warfare in the West and thus, had no effective strategy to defend against it. Amazing that Genghis Khan is still revered in Mongolia to this day, too.

I plan to start shooting a bow again at some point! Was pretty good at-it in my younger/thinner days and remember how enjoyable and satisfying it was.
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I think one of the reasons the Mongolian hordes eventually turned their attention West was because they had met their match in the East and were tired of getting their butts kicked. No one had encountered their brand of horse-based mobile warfare in the West and thus, had no effective strategy to defend against it. Amazing that Genghis Khan is still revered in Mongolia to this day, too.



I plan to start shooting a bow again at some point! Was pretty good at-it in my younger/thinner days and remember how enjoyable and satisfying it was.


Itís very therapeutic for me. Plus going up in bow weight is a good challenge! Iíve met a pretty awesome network of those who practice this archery too! I say go for it!


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Oh itís days are numbered! Iím going to have to get a Rhino Block soon. Iím altering where I hit on that target to extend its longevity. Form practice on a Gaozhen is rough on the target. Especially when a 750 grain arrow is involved!


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Oh itís days are numbered! Iím going to have to get a Rhino Block soon. Iím altering where I hit on that target to extend its longevity. Form practice on a Gaozhen is rough on the target. Especially when a 750 grain arrow is involved!


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