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Gibbs505

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Gibbs505

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View attachment 638022 Hum, in my opinion, she deserves of some lessons for using a bow ...... but, she's so pretty that I rather could teach her in a lesbian' bedroom ... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
You're right. She is damn cute.

The real question is do I want to be her slave or her to be mine?

Decisions, decisions.

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The last two are interesting because when the Japanese longbow is shot from horseback it is held by the lower 3rd not the middle. I wonder if there were two different styles depending on being on foot v horseback or this is just a modern modification for competition purposes?

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So far as I know, the design of the Japanese bow (yumi) has not changed since ancient times. In modern kyudo, the length is based on the archers height. The only other change is that some are now made from carbon composite material rather than the traditional bamboo.
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When fired properly, the yumi will spin around in the hand after being fired.
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So far as I know, the design of the Japanese bow (yumi) has not changed since ancient times. In modern kyudo, the length is based on the archers height. The only other change is that some are now made from carbon composite material rather than the traditional bamboo.
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When fired properly, the yumi will spin around in the hand after being fired.
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I have seen demonstrations of medieval Japanese horse archery in which the archer is shooting with his grip on the bottom 1/3 of the bow.

If the Japanese only developed one type of bow this would make sense because you can't use a longbow from horseback by gripping it in the middle. Being a Samurai was expected to be an all around warrior it would make sense that he would carry only one type of bow for both types of combat.

Armies that were horse based developed the horse bow specifically to allow the archer to fire from horse back. Armies that were more infantry based (and culturally more homogeneous) tended to go for longer bows even it it wasn't a true long bow.

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