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Cannot Make This Up

Postby Hawk » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:09 am

Have noticed this 4 book set, entitled "Archery Champions" by Robert Rhode for sale the last few months. I finally went ahead and ordered the set which arrived this afternoon.
I took them out of the box and on a whim, opened up the Second Edition, published the 1963, without looking at table of contents.
I opened it up right to, "The Wilsons." LOL
Sincerely,
Hawk
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Re: Cannot Make This Up

Postby Hawk » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:33 am

From the appendex in the back of the same edition.
The Model TF is the forerunner to the PTF that is still offered today.
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Re: Cannot Make This Up

Postby Hawk » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:55 am

A Wilson Brothers Ad from the 3rd Edition, published in 1968.
I remember a smaller version of this ad from early 70s in Archery Magazines. It may have worded differently than this, however.
Congrats on 62 years guys!
Sincerely,
Hawk
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Re: Cannot Make This Up

Postby Ed32 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:01 pm

Very cool

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Re: Cannot Make This Up

Postby James Calamaris » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:53 pm

Those Wilson boys were very good tournament archers. Anchored under the chin, split finger and bow held in vertical position.

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Re: Cannot Make This Up

Postby Matt Steed » Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:04 pm

Very nice. There is a lot of history with Blackwidow bows. Like their ad said “ around the world”.

I often think about the places, adventure and animals taken with Blackwidow bows. It’s amazing to look at some of the pictures.


God Bless.

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Re: Cannot Make This Up

Postby beemann » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:03 am

Thats really neat thanks for sharing Hawk.....

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Re: Cannot Make This Up

Postby recurve » Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:05 am

Okay Guys,
You got me wanting to know??? I have seen this photo before on the web. Never put profound thought to their form until now. Am I missing something here. All four of them anchoring at the point of the chin. Anybody have any info on this style of shooting and does it have some advantage over other anchors. Why the bottom of the chin??? The only explanation for anchoring this low is long distance down range shooting bringing the arrow's trajectory arching more so then the normal at the corner of the mouth anchor. Like string walking except your using your chin, corner mouth and eye anchor using this method of anchor to control arrow trajectory. Curious ??? Gotta be something to this for all four of them using the same style and form. Gonna have to play with this one and see what it delivers in arrow flight. Hawk what am I missing here???

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Re: Cannot Make This Up

Postby James Calamaris » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:24 pm

Recurve, years ago most archers shot field rounds and typically shot out to 80 yards. So I guess that had something to do with it. .......................Uncle Jim

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Re: Cannot Make This Up

Postby Hawk » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:52 am

Uncle Jim is correct, it was long distance.
The Wilson's shot in National Target Tournaments sanctioned by National Archery Association which is now USA Archery.
They used the 120 cm (47"+) multi colored target with the 9"+ bullseye and the 80cm (31"+) target for 50 yards and under?
They shot a Double York Round & Double American Round in those days with ends of 6 arrows.
York Round
72 Arrows @ 100 Yards
48 Arrows @ 80 Yards
24 Arrows @ 60 Yards
American Round
30 Arrows @ 60 Yards
30 Arrows @ 50 Yards
30 Arrows @ 40 Yards
Shooting Double Rounds this was 288 total arrows in the York Rounds and 180 total arrows in the American.
In 1947, they had a record of 369 shooters, which slowly dropped as the National Field Archery Association and their style of tournaments took off after WWII.
An "unofficial" record was set in 47 when Jack Wilson placed 1st, Nephew Howard Wilson took 2nd. Brother Robert Wilson took 9th, and Brother Norman took 12th.
Never before or since did 4 family members place in the top 12.
For personal reasons, the family dropped out of competition after 1948, returning in 1957, probably shooting their Black Widow Bows.
In 1958 at the Midwest Target Championship, the 3 brothers, Jack, Robert, Norman swept the top 3. Something never done before.
I assume this style of low anchor was used with a point of aim method for these longer distances.
Looking through the records, they placed in the top ten off and on through the next few years until this type of open tournaments became more regionalized with only the top % of shooters going to the national tournament.
Today, the Olympic games uses a scoring similar to this to establish ranking, but shoot in head to head shoot offs at a mere 70 meters or about 77 yards in the medal round.
Today it's done with all the bells and whistles as well.
Sincerely,
Hawk


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