INTERPRETATION - AC11-1 - target Bowhunter stabilizer
ref rules 7.3.8; 7.3.9; 7.3.10; 11.19.3
Archery Canada Rules Committee was asked to consider whether the Doinker Tactical Stabilizer (pictured below) is considered legal in the target Bowhunter Unlimited division.
It is the majority opinion of the Rules Committee that the Doinker Tactical Stabilizer and any other brands of a similar description, are acceptable within the description of a stabilizer for Canadian target Bowhunter Unlimited division (and by reference to the Bowhunter Limited and Bowhunter Unsighted divisions) if they are consistent with the rule 7.3.8 regarding the length of the stabilizer.
7.3.8 Bowhunter Unlimited
• One stabilizer only is allowed provided it is not longer than twelve (12) inches (30.5 cm) measure from the point of attachment to the bow to the furthest part of the stabilizer. Quick releases, couplers, etc. are considered part of the stabilizer. ......
It is the majority opinion of the Rules Committee that this is to be considered one stabilizer.
The length of the stabilizer is to be measured as the length of the stabilizer rod plus the length of the lateral offset device. Thus, if the stabilizer projects in both the forward and rearward direction, the total length of the stabilizer rod, including all attachments, and the distance from the point of attachment to the riser to the centre of the stabilizer diameter are to be measured and the sum of those measurements must be no more than 12 inches.
Also, in consideration that the descriptions of stabilizers is essentially the same, this interpretation is applicable for the stabilizers of the 3D Hunter and 3D Hunter Fingers divisions.
Archery Canada. 01 January 2012