I’m new-ish to empire and 100% new to Archery at Empire (though experienced archer IRL) and have a few questions about bow poundage/draw length & arrows.
Regarding draw length, the weapon checking wiki states “The draw of a bow must be less than 30 lbs at 28” draw”, but does not explicitly say a draw length of 28” can’t be used. The wiki also says that “Arrows must have a maximum draw position of 28” clearly marked…” which seems to suggest draw lengths of longer than 28” aren’t allowed, but as it’s a little ambiguous I wanted to check if a draw length of greater than 28” is allowed as long as the poundage of the bow at that draw length is lower than 30 lbs at that draw length. For example, would use of a 29” draw length be permitted if the poundage of the bow at this length was 27.5 lbs?
For arrows, under the new arrow rules are the IDV Flat head arrows compliant and able to be used? I’ve found some specification information from vendors (New forum users, so prevented from adding links) that I believe means the flat heads meet the requirements though for some daft reason the specs aren’t on the manufactures site (that I can find at least). As I don’t know for sure I wondered if someone was in a position to confirm?
I’d prefer ones with round heads for accuracy at further distances but since the IDV round heads are not allowed did some digging, and found possible alternatives called simply ‘LARP arrows’ by ‘Beier Germany’ (http://www.larparrows.com/Larparrows.html). Again, I can find no official specs on the main site but the webstore page for individual heads lists the diameter as 55 mm (https://www.bogensport-beier.de/en/larp/larp-bowsarrows/1874/larp-safety-cushion-head) but no info on the depth. Again, wondering if anyone knows if these meet the current arrow requirements?
Alternatively, does anyone know of any manufacturer or vendor of arrows that meet the current requirements for arrows?
Thanks in advance for any help