Freitag, 18. Juni 2010

Bogenkurs: Woche 2/Archery Classes: Week 2

Diese Woche konnten die Kursteilnehmer verschiedene Bogentypen bewundern, bevor es ans eigentliche Schießen ging. Ich war die ganze Woche und auch schon in der Kursvorbereitung auf der Suche nach den verschiedensten Bögen, damit die Kursteilnehmer sie in der Realität bewundern konnten. Am Ende konnte ich sechs Bogentypen zeigen:
  • einen Nachbau des Ötzi-Bogens,
  • einen Langbogen, der vor allem durch Robin Hood und die englischen Bogenschützen des Mittelalters bekannt ist,
  • einen Reiterbogen, wie man ihn vor allem von den Mongolen und anderen Reitervölkern kennt,
  • einen modernen Jagd-Recurve,
  • einen olympischen Recurvebogen, wie er als einziger Bogen auch bei den Olympischen Spielen geschossen werden darf,
  • einen Compound-Bogen, der in den USA für die Bogenjagd entwickelt wurde und heute auch in Wettkämpfen geschossen wird.

Für mehr Informationen über die verschiedenen Bogentypen könnt ihr euch hier informieren. Vielen Dank an alle, die mir ihre Bögen zur Verfügung gestellt haben! Es hat allen sichtlich Spaß gemacht.

This week my students were able to see many different types of bows, before they actually get to shoot. I was busy all week to gather as many bow types as possible from friends, club mates, family and my own stash. In the end I was able to show them six different bows representing the most important types, that were still in use today:

  • a reconstruction of Ötzi's bow (remember: Ötzi is the man from the late Stone Age, found in the ice of the Alps),
  • a longbow, which became famous due to Robin Hood and the English archers of the Medieval,
  • a Mongol or rider's bow, which is a short, but very strong bow, mostly used by mounted archers
  • a modern recurve hunting bow
  • an Olympic recurve bow, which is the only bow shot at Olympic Games
  • a compound bow, which was originally inventend in the US for bowhunting and is also shot in competitions today.
For more information on the different bow types, click here. And thanks to all who allowed me to show their bows to the classes! My students sure had fun to see these bows in reality.

(Foto von/photo by F. Flinspach, 2005)

Kommentare:

  1. Your students are very lucky to have such a caring instructor. If I was one of your students I would have appreciated that very much.
    The bows on Wiki are those the different types your student saw?

    When I first saw the picture above it looked like someone threw a bunch of colorful sticks at a fence.
    I'm ignorant about archery.

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  2. Sticks in a fence comes very close to it! *lol* And I don't mind if someone's not into archery as I am.
    I linked Wiki, because I didn't have pictures of all the bows and yes, they are the different types I brought to show my students.

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  3. What a cool photo of bows! I must admit I prefer the old fashioned bows to the new ones. But only because I am such a history buff.

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  4. The pic was taken by a friend of mine during the German Championships, taking place close to my hometown a few years ago.

    I'm the proud owner of six bows, from an old fashioned longbow to a high tech contest bow and I love all of them due to their very own characteristics. It's fun to see how they developped.

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