Monday, 10 August 2009

Flight archery training with overdraw siper

Siper ile menzil atışı antrenmanı - Flight archery training with overdraw siper

The siper (Turkish overdraw) is used to draw the flight arrow behind the grip which allows to shoot shorter and lighter arrows which travel further of course...
Typical flight arrows can weigh about 11, 12, 13 gram and can be e.g. 61, 62, 63 cm long. The grip is not held in the typical Turkish form, usually a cloth with wax is wrapped around the grip of the flight bow and the ''cengi bazi' grip is applied.
The difficulty is to hold the thumbring in the right angle and not to put too much pressure on the arrow with your index finger, because with the lightest pressure the arrow will come out of the siper and you will shoot the grip. So it is very dangerous. The real challenge is to do this with 120 + pound flight bows... What you see here is just training with a 45 lbs bow.
Feel free to comment or ask questions.

Shooting Turkish style

Here you can see some museum pictures of historic sipers:

Turkish overdraw siper
Overdraw for Turkish Archery
Turkish overdraw siper for Flight archery