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TBC Shoot Rules
Traditional, Recurve, Longbows and Selfbows only
If arrrow lands on line, shooter gets higher score
3 courses (15 targets each) 45 targets Saturday, 15 targets Sunday, (some targets offer more than one 3D target to shoot). Finish by noon on Sunday.
10-8-5 scoring on 2 arrows
2 score cards for each shooter
No stabilizers, sights, elevated rests
Shoot off shelf
TBC Tournament Bow Classes
Any bow which has the tips of the working limbs bent backwards in the opposite direction from the draw when at rest. This allows the bow to develop extra power when drawn, to store and release energy more efficiently, as well as increasing velocity in the arrow by adding an extra flick in the arrow at the last second as the arrow starts to leave the string.
The amount of recurve can vary from a slight curve at the tips, (similar to a ']' shape) to a total curve whereby the whole working limb of the bow bends backwards from the handgrip, giving a totally reversed 'C' shape, sometimes curved backwards to the point that the two tips will actually touch when unstrung.
(Also known as 'retro-flexed')
A one piece bow, usually made of a single stave of wood, or any other single material (this now includes 'all steel' or 'all fibreglass' bows). Also used to mean a bow which may be made of 2 staves of wood of the same type, jointed at the midpoint (handle), to give a single length of uniform strength and uniform properties. This was often necessary due to the difficulty of getting a single bow stave of a decent length without knots, warps or other defects.
This is the main European/African/American Indian etc style of traditional bow but can be applied to solid fiberglass, steel, horn, etc
Usually a 'Self' or 'Backed' bow, the longbow is effectively a straight (or slightly curved) length of wood with string on each end. Fibreglass, steel and composite longbows are also often made. It has no recurves, no pulleys or cams, and is the traditional shape associated with the European archers of the middle ages.
At our TBC archery shoots, we break the longbow into two classes, longbow wood and longbow aluminum. The difference is what kind of arrow you are shooting with your longbow.
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