* The AMO's Conventional Equipment Committee (traditional gear) met for the first time in early '99. The newly formed committee provides a forum for makers of traditional archery equipment to discuss matters of mutual interest, such as setting equipment standards and sharing promotional ideas. Attending members were: Jerry Hill of Jerry Hill Longbow Co., acting chairman; Randy Dehnel of Saxon Archery Mfg., acting vice chairman; Jim Ploen of B&J Archery; Todd Vaaler of Gateway Feathers; Bob Lee of Bob Lee Archery; David Gordon of Gordon Composites; Ron Pittsley of Predator Bows (Darton); Mary Long of Tailormaid Archery; Dan Quillian and John Girardi of Old Master Crafters; Norb Mullaney of the AMO Safety & Standards/ASTM Committee; Peter J. Dart, AMO chairman; Pat Wiseman-Snider, AMO director of member services; and Dick Lattimer, AMO president. This first meeting established definitions for conventional equipment; and offered possible standards for bowstrings, equipment testing and rating, and bow weights an d draw lengths. Other topics included guidelines for tournament competition, conventional gear in the AMO's Archery Alley Program, and a traditional seminar at the upcoming AMO Archery Trade Show. A guide to selling conventional gear is also in the works.
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|Date:||Oct 1, 1999|
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