Ok.. my title tickles me. I’ll admit it. I am pervy and goofy now and then. Double entendre is a constant in my mind. Oh… the things that I think.
But what I *really* mean is that last night, after many years of my bow sitting in its box just waiting for me to have the perfect place and time to get it back out, I once again pulled its bowstring and let my arrows fly.
And amazingly, they didn’t fly all over the yard. In fact, they flew pretty straight and true for cheapo arrows being shot by someone who hasn’t pulled a bowstring in 10 years at least.
In fact, I had two teens with me who wanted to shoot as well. We were taking turns, oldest to youngest. After my first shot, they both looked at me in amazement. The next in the line up pulled the bow once, did poorly and quit. The last one pulled and did well, but said, “That’s not fair!” Pah! Youth! A person does well and it’s not “fair”…. hehehe.. I was… amused.
I have a simple recurve bow that I love. No compound anything for me. Although, a nice crossbow with a manual pull wouldn’t be bad to play with either. I have my fathers’ old longbow, but I think it’s cracked so I’m really afraid to even try to string it. I just save it because I like the way it looks.
I set up two bag targets on either side of the volleyball/badminton net we have in the backyard and took shots at them. I was trying to adjust my aim, because for some reason, I didn’t hit the 3 foot by 3 foot target so much as I could hit right above it… in the 4 inch wooden post it was leaning against. I was aiming at the right spot, but a bit too high! (or not accounting for the arc properly) I hit the post (on both sides of the net a total of 8 times, with two arrows splintering the wood on the edges of the posts and one embedding itself squarely in the center of the post. I find this truly amazing, since my arrows are the least expensive practice arrows and not one of them has a sharp tip. Man, that felt good to pull that bowstring again.