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Author Topic: Ben Pearson  (Read 585 times)

Offline Tom Mussatto

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Ben Pearson
« on: August 17, 2006, 07:20:00 PM »
Ben Pearson Jr. has shared some video of his Dad doing some shooting on moving targets.

  Ben Pearson wing shooting
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Offline Van/TX

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2006, 08:41:00 PM »
Incredible   :wavey:      ;)   ...Van
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Offline Jim M

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006, 11:19:00 PM »
fantastic! bout time Ben was put here. He was truly a master archer and one of legends of our sport

Offline Ray Hammond

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2006, 09:14:00 AM »
Great shooting, there. I agree Van...my all time favorite archer.

My dad reminded me of my first bow he gave me when I was young..honestly, I didn't even remember getting it until he reminded me- because it was too much bow for me at the age I was..and it went in the attic and was forgotten.

My dad knew nothing about bows and I didn't either..but I had seen a short film at the movies of HH I think, and it got me all fired up so he went out and got that bow. Think the sales guy must have picked it out fitting my dad instead of me!

It was a Ben Pearson(looked like lemonwood)selfbow, came in a wooden box, with 6 of those knitting needle forgewood target arrows, an armguard and finger stalls.
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Offline Starkman

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2006, 01:47:00 AM »
I'm really surprised we don't hear more about Ben.  He was an excellent shot.  I've had the pleasure of speaking to his wife and daughter at our Ben Pearson Memorial Shoot in July.  His wife loves to tells stories about Ben & Howard.
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Offline Matt E

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2006, 12:02:00 PM »
Ben Pearson was the greatest archer of his time.He was a thoughtful person as well. He thought of the less fortunate among us when few other people cared.

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2006, 04:11:00 PM »
Yes , All time fav archer...love those moving targets...was there ever a book on Ben Pearson, thanks, mark
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Offline Van/TX

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2007, 06:36:00 PM »
Here's a cool pic I thought I would share of Ben, Howard and friends. Cliff Huntington sent it to me. Ben Jr. says it might have been on Big Island...Van

 
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Offline Starkman

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 09:52:00 AM »
Great photo Van.  I love seeing these old photos.  
Thanks for sharing.
Bob
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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2007, 05:18:00 PM »
Thanks for sharing. Shooting moving targets is one thing. Ever tried it out of a boat like that?
I'm sure I'd end up in the lake.

Offline pk3

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2007, 08:45:00 PM »
great footage.im a big fan of his bows.stillshooting a mid 1950s long bow of his.
keep the footage coming
peter

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2007, 06:24:00 AM »
Ben Pearson also made some beautiful, smooth shooting bows. I have a half dozen or more.

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2007, 10:02:00 AM »
Awesome piece of vintage footage. It is always great to see pictures of the pioneers of the sport doing their thing.
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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2008, 07:13:00 AM »
Doncha just love those old shacks.  Looks as if one corner is sitting on a 50 gal.barrel!

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Offline kongo

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2008, 09:24:00 PM »
I saw a clip of Ben Pearson wing shooting ducks . I have a hard time hitting a Pheasant with a shotgun , it was amazing seeing him hit a duck in flight with an arrow . I'd like to see more videos of his shooting skills .

Offline Slowpoke50

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2008, 11:34:00 PM »
What a beautiful sight that is. Very nice photo.

Offline BaldingEagle

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2008, 10:25:00 PM »
anywhere to get a full video of the man?  I have "The Legendary Hunts of..." Any others?
Thanks, John
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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2008, 02:53:00 PM »
ttt
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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2008, 07:51:00 PM »
i am a new shooter to the sport and a good frind gave me a bow,it was a 54in ben pearson made in 1970 i have found out.it is a great one at that.i have been reading abought the man and all that he has done for the sport.i am prond to learn on a bow that has is name on it.O YEA!  :)

Offline bigiron

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2008, 02:29:00 PM »
Back then i always liked the pearson bows over the bears (50-60s). what do you mean shack, thats a hilbilly mansion.

Offline Howattfan

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2008, 12:59:00 PM »
Does anyone out there know how or where I can get a Palomino's manufacture date?  Cat 971, Serial # L-6682.

Thanks

Dave
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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2009, 11:44:00 AM »
Thanks for sharing the video!
Have a nice day!
Kevin

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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2009, 01:22:00 AM »
question.sherwood recurve bow,all wood,cat#501.does anyone have any info on this bow?
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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2009, 07:58:00 PM »
the problem is there aren't enough heros like him!
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Re: Ben Pearson
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2009, 06:53:00 PM »
Great video! I have always liked BP products and shot several of  his recurves as a younger man.   Ben
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