The Blowgun Forum will be seven years old on February 27. In that time its members have exchanged over 12,000 messages and we still don't know all of the answers. It has been said that using a blowgun is easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master. Dr. Higuchi often reminds us of this:
10.The sport is old but new, there are lot of room to study. It encourages curiousity. The reserch and experiment revitalizes the head.
Q5.What is the charm of sport blowgun?
A: If you pull the triger of gun or air gun the bullet springs out
easily and you can shoot the target. It's a very simple action. The
blowgun has no triger, it is not so easy sport as you think... Simple
in the structure and in the movement but it is deep and the sports is
misterious and unknown, it is the charm of blowgun. You must train the
Yoga respiration technique to blow the pipe and shoot the dart. The
energy to push darts is from the chest muscles and abdominal muscle.
You can progress in the distance and accuracy if you train and study
the blowgun everyday. Probably you will be surprised at your progress
and new discovery of the technique every day.
The reason we are still sending messages to each other is because we
are still searching for answers to questions which do not have one best
answer. Such as:
Q. What is the best blowgun?
A. That depends on the person who is using it and for what purpose.
Q. What is the best type of dart?
A. Tell me if you know because I'm still trying to figure it out. In
general, target darts are lighter and hunting darts usually have a
broad head point.
There is no single best answer to any question about blowguns, darts,
or techniques. Many times members who are new to the forum ask
questions that they think are easy to answer and do not realize how
complicated the sport actually is. I am often tempted to tell them
"first read 12,000 messages on this forum and then ask your question
If you are a new member, you must realize that the other members do not
have all of the answers. We usually try to answer your questions but
most of the time there is no single best answer. If you do not get an
immediate answer to your question, you should not feel that you are
being ignored. Perhaps the members who have read your question do not
feel they are the most qualified to answer. Some are more interested in
hunting and others in competitive target shooting. Also, we have heard
these questions many times and it still isn't easy to answer them.