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Short answer, no. But I do often wear a pair of those boots and have logged some time with those cuffs rolled into my pants, lol. And I almost always wear that smile when I have a bow in my hand. Great photos, Fred! Thanks for sharing.
He looks extremely comfortable doing what he is doing.
Great form there. Loaded with confidence. I sure remember those "itchy sweater shirts" from the 4th grade too...lol
Taking that photo in another direction. Look at that lower limb tip. If that were not recurved, even as a static / not working curve, the string angle would be huge and likely it would be stacking. Adding that curve changes all of that, plus, forces the limb to bend more along its mid section.
All true Chuck. And yet, we must remember there is no such thing as a free lunch. For all those advantages you mention , we trade away the durability and reliability of a straight end limb. For the more pleasing draw curve of the recurved limb tip we accept the ever present threat of a twisted limb.
All that said, the popularity of the recurve shows that the threat of a twisted limb isn't all that extreme. Still, I'd like to see this chap pulling a longbow. I bet he'd smoke some rabbit butt.
But really Chuck... Don't you think the most pressing question about this photo is: What's up with that hat?
Steve. Yup to the bow stuff. On my phone i can't tell if it is daddy's hat ( too big) with the brim pointing way up, or some sort of bomber hat. Either way, the young man looks like he is having a great day. I need to go find a hat so i can pull a great day for myself out of it.
I miss being that age! At that time in life, having fun in the moment was the most crucial matter in sight.
Great form, bow hand, bow arm, drawing arm aligned, do you know who it was?