Flying Dutchman

December 14th, 2009, 02:58 PM

Hi Gang,

today I reviewed Stu's calculator, to be found here: http://heilakka.com/stumiller/

To tell the truth: I am a man of practice. I don't like all the calculators; I want to see with my own eyes what an certain arrow does on a certain bow for a certain person. I guide some beginning archerers in finding their way in the arrow-forest and train them in shootig. I mostly make my own calculations, followed by papertuning for the beginners and bareshaft tuning for the advanced. This because beginners are not able to group properly yet. After a year or so they are ready for bareshafting too.

I did this for quite a lot of people and they always end up with the right arow.

So before I reviewed Stu's calculator, I knew already the right values for all bows involved.

I runned a 40 lbs R/D modern longbow, as well for carbon as for cedar, with a drawlenght of 29 inches for the archerer involved.

I runned a 45 lbs modern recurve, as well for carbon as for cedar, with a drawlenght of 32 inches for the archerer involved

I runned a modern recurve of 25 lbs for pine only with a drawlenght of 24 inches for the lady-archerer involved.

All bows were tested with either bareshafting either papertuning and all have a perfect arrow. I thought it was a nice mixture of different bows and parameters.

I filled the values I found in in Stu's calculator and.....

to my astonishment, Stu came pretty close! In some cases even the exact values :eek:!

Only thing is that the calculator is a bit optimistic about the speed, but what the heck!

So I would like to give Stu a big compliment for the great job he did and I would recommend this calculator as a very good starting point for which arrow you need!

I specific mention this, because in a earlier topic I was a bit hash on the calculator. Sorry Stu!

today I reviewed Stu's calculator, to be found here: http://heilakka.com/stumiller/

To tell the truth: I am a man of practice. I don't like all the calculators; I want to see with my own eyes what an certain arrow does on a certain bow for a certain person. I guide some beginning archerers in finding their way in the arrow-forest and train them in shootig. I mostly make my own calculations, followed by papertuning for the beginners and bareshaft tuning for the advanced. This because beginners are not able to group properly yet. After a year or so they are ready for bareshafting too.

I did this for quite a lot of people and they always end up with the right arow.

So before I reviewed Stu's calculator, I knew already the right values for all bows involved.

I runned a 40 lbs R/D modern longbow, as well for carbon as for cedar, with a drawlenght of 29 inches for the archerer involved.

I runned a 45 lbs modern recurve, as well for carbon as for cedar, with a drawlenght of 32 inches for the archerer involved

I runned a modern recurve of 25 lbs for pine only with a drawlenght of 24 inches for the lady-archerer involved.

All bows were tested with either bareshafting either papertuning and all have a perfect arrow. I thought it was a nice mixture of different bows and parameters.

I filled the values I found in in Stu's calculator and.....

to my astonishment, Stu came pretty close! In some cases even the exact values :eek:!

Only thing is that the calculator is a bit optimistic about the speed, but what the heck!

So I would like to give Stu a big compliment for the great job he did and I would recommend this calculator as a very good starting point for which arrow you need!

I specific mention this, because in a earlier topic I was a bit hash on the calculator. Sorry Stu!