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  • Compound Bow Essay

    Compound Bow: Introduction Introduction Bows are tools or weapons used by archers and archery hunters to compete in competition and harvest wildlife for food and trophies. The compound bow in particular, is a mechanical tool/weapon that enhances the primitive technology originally created by man to enhance accuracy when hunting or shooting at a target. Compound bows can be used for hunting various types of game as well as used for competition shooting. People of most ages with practice and maintenance can be successful archers for many years. The concept and explanation of the compound bow is intended for those interested in starting a hunting/target shooting career. The mechanics, the use of the bow, the maintenance requirements, and the safety concerns will be addressed. Mechanics Compound bows are made up of several complex systems of parts. First of all, the bow has the frame itself. The frame is made up of the upper and lower limbs, the limb bolts, the sight itself, the arrow rest, the grip, and the stabilizer. The string area on the other hand is composed of the Idler cam and lower cams, the peep sight, the nock, the wrist wrap, the cables and their respective cable rod and rollers, and the string itself intertwined into all of that. (See figure 1). Each component has a specific purpose within the mechanical system of the bow. The limbs and the limb bolts control the amount of pull or force the bow will have to draw. The sight and peep sight are for the aiming of the…

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  • The Scarborough Crossbow Killings

    In recent years, the media has increased their coverage of crime reporting, more specifically, in suburban neighbourhoods. Although violent crime rates are low, the covering of these stories has increased in the last few decades. Therefore, it does not come as a surprise that several media platforms have been closely following up with the “Scarborough crossbow killings”. The Toronto Star is one of many media outlets that have published articles regarding Brett Ryan’s case. “Brett Ryan’s friends…

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  • Crossbows In Medieval Film Analysis

    Peter burkholder, a Studies in Popular Culture writer, discusses the anachronism and omission of the use of crossbows in his article X Marks the Plot: Crossbows in Medieval Film. Peter states that the use of crossbows in medieval film is complex which needs in-depth analysis. Robert Toplin’s viewpoint was used by Peter to support his idea that different judging principles need to be applied when judging made-for-television movie. After introduction, Peter starts his analysis by introducing the…

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  • Long Range Weapons In Medieval

    There were many weapons in Medieval times, but some of the most effective were long range weapons. There were many types of long range weapons, the most influential were the longbow and the crossbow. Some other long range weapons that were not so effective compared with the crossbow and longbow were slingshots and throwing axes. These weapons may not have been as effective but they were much cheaper and easier to use. How were long range weapons made? Two main weapons dominated in the Medieval…

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  • Inventions During The Middle Ages

    life Many inventions were created during the middle ages such as the sundial,the heavy plough and the hourglass. There were many inventions during the middle ages both large and small. These inventions consisted of things such as the hourglass, the sundial and the heavy plough. Many different types of weapons were produced during the middle ages. Some of the many weapons that were made are lances, crossbows, longbows and flails. Inventions such as the crossbow and longbow…

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  • Essay On Middle Ages

    Medieval Times, was an era of growth, art, architecture, Church dominance, and a feudalistic society. Innovation and development were major aspects of this time period. Major steps were developed in the fields of warfare and medicine that drastically changed the course of history. More well-known medieval inventions and developments include the printing press and the adoption of gunpowder. However, this paper focuses on three other developments of equal importance, but lesser fame: the longbow…

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  • Hush Movie Analysis

    Sarah's lifeless hand. Maddie attempts to distract him with her car alarm so she can get Sarah's phone. She fails, but manages to stab him in the arm with the back of a hammer. Maddie makes several attempts to escape which lead to her climbing onto the roof through a window. The killer fires the crossbow and hits her thigh, she manages to knock him off the roof and steal his crossbow. Maddie climbs back through the window and we see the crossbow has 13 scratches in it, possible the number of…

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  • Unbowed Film Analysis

    “Unbowed” is a legal drama film, written and directed by Chung Ji-young and starring Ahn Sung-ki and Park Won-sang. The movie is based on Kim Myung-ho’s true story, a math professor who was arrested and prosecuted for shooting with a crossbow the Judge Park Hong-woo. The movie starts with the aforementioned incident. We witness a math professor named Kim Kyung-ho (Ahn Sung-ki) holding a crossbow in front of the building’s entrance of Judge Park Bong-joo’s (Kim Eung-soo) home. When Judge Park…

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  • The Hero's Journey In King Arthur

    The ice had already begun to crack while the Romans had crossed, so when the Saxons attempted, they could see that the ice was getting more and more fragile. Eventually, Saxon men began to fall through the ice. Later on in the film, the Romans fought the Saxons once again in what seemed to be the supreme ordeal in the steps of King Arthur’s journey. During this fight, the Saxon prince shot Lancelot with a crossbow, but Lancelot stayed alive long enough to finish his fight and slay the prince.…

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  • The Han Dynasty: Great Dynasties Of Ancient China

    helped overcome their enemies. Another element which assisted the Han’s military was the infrastructure. During the Han Period, there were about twenty thousand roads constructed which allowed for easier traveling for merchants, travelers, soldiers, and the Chinese citizens in general. The weapons at this time were a huge reason for the military success as well. Many weapons before this period were made with bronze but during the Han Period iron was becoming the most popular and used type of…

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