View Full Version : australian 3d nationals

11-20-2013, 05:27 AM
same place as last year.
the vietnam veterans motorcycle club at murrurundi, nsw australia
half way between sydney and brisbane, then inland a bit.

here's minnie shooting the mystic in the top ten barebow shootout after final scores.
same beautiful martin mystic as last year.8580

and here are the top 10 barebowers8581

11-25-2013, 11:23 PM
Hi there Minnie! I'm back on the Martin forum after a long time away. Just putting together a 2011 Shadowcat, for when I'm not shooting Trad. Same Bob [Razor longbows] just different username. glad to see you still have the Mystic and still going great by the looks. Don't suppose you will be going to the National 3d [ABA] titles up at Wide Bay next year around April?

11-26-2013, 06:49 AM
hi bob, third nationals where i have shot the mystic. and i have still never seen another one anywhere.
i wont be at wide bay but i'll be at north albert trad at easter again.
and good luck with the shadowcat, you'll have a few months to play with it before wide bay.

Don B
11-26-2013, 12:14 PM
Congrats on the great shooting.
When you say barebow, do you string walk or just have the long stabilizer?

11-27-2013, 05:20 AM
thanks don
barebow top 10 is for the top ten highest scores shot by unsighted shooters. 3DAAA generally folllow IBO rules.

in the photo
4 of us shot barebow (unsighted) compound. MCU and FBU divisions. stringwalking is allowed but none of us do. any stabiliser is allowed. i shoot long, the other 3 have short.
4 recurvers (RU recurve unaided) stringwalking is allowed, but only 1 did. can use any stabiliser. 2 shot long, 2 shot short stabilisers
2 trad shooters on the left. no stabilisers or stringwalking allowed. shot off the shelf.

gets a bit complicated when shooting different association events though, where the stabiliser and stringwalking rules change a bit.
i have to shoot a short stabiliser in barebow compound at those events.

11-27-2013, 04:30 PM
The 3D Nationals I mentioned are actually the ABA titles Minnie, not your normal 3DAAA. WE can only use a 12'' max. stabiliser as you mention. I have a 6'' stab when I actually use one., just a finger tab, no sights nor any string walking [not allowed in ABA] On a good day I keep a lot of sighted guys honest, on a bad day ------?????? UUUUGGGGHHHH. Look forward to seeing you at North Albert providing it doesn't clash with the Nationals.

Sonny Thomas
11-27-2013, 09:57 PM
Unsure of how they do it down under. ASA doesn't have a Bare Bow Class or Sightless class that I know of. The NFAA does have a Bare Bow class which is allowed any length stab and back bars. Competitive Bow Hunter (which many clubs call Bare Bow) is heavy tackle, no sights, no release and limited to 12" stab. Now, Competitive Bow Hunter can compete in Bare Bow, but Bare Bow can not compete in Competitive Bow Hunter - stab restriction.

11-28-2013, 10:21 AM
Sure miss the "way back when" it was much simpler. you either had a sight or you did'nt. Freestyle ( with sights ) or Barebow (without ) Stringwalking was allowed in Barebow.Class divisions where easier then as well, but then along came the compound.....:D

03-13-2014, 10:07 PM
Still around Minnie? I scored a win in the south east Qld 3d titles recently with my bow wildly out of tune at the time. Looking forward to the National ABA titles in April.

03-14-2014, 11:35 AM
You are just kind of stuck on that Mystic aren't you, Minnie? Seems like you're always up there with the top dogs. Good shooting.

03-14-2014, 10:56 PM
This is an old thread, just wondering if Minnie was still floating about on here from time to time.

03-16-2014, 08:21 AM
minnie is alive and well, somehow the system is not automatically logging me in when visiting.
great shooting bob, keep up the good work, and best wishes for the ABA nationals soon.
will you shoot ABA 3d or the colour target ABA round?
we'll be at the north albert trad at easter, hope that doesn't clash with your nationals, and you get to shoot some timber arrows with us.

hi bfisher, can't say i have any wish for any other (compound) bow than the beautiful mystic i own, though the barnsadale classic x somehow appeals to me.
have still never seen another martin mystic, nor a barnsdale.
the mystic shoots fine with fingers and no sights for 3d, field and ocasionally target. 2 3d wins for 2014 to date.
using a finger sling for the last few months has made for much better shots, and shooting recurve has improved the fingers release.
i play with recurves (barebow) when i'm not shooting the mystic, but am not up to competing in the recurve divisions other than at the trad get togethers where we shoot off the shelf with timbers and feathers.

happy shooting.

03-16-2014, 05:23 PM
thanks Minnie, though I neglected to say it was only in 'B' grade due to not shooting 3 D much. The ABA nationals will clash with the north Albert so won't be there unfortunately to fling a few sticks out of my trad bows.glad you still like the Mystic, I'm just wrapped in my shadowcat with Barnsedale limbs.