The I.L.A.A. is the only Archery Association in the world that has a comprehensive engineering definition of the longbow
This is the Association’s response to longbow archers demand that the sport stays safe
The I.L.A.A. therefore functions without restrictions on the draw-weight of participating longbows in the traditions it supports; artillery shooting; target shooting (one and two-way), clout shooting (one and two-way), flight shooting, speed shooting, wand shooting, beursault, popinjay, line shooting and field shooting.
It believes that appropriate decisions regarding bow-weight are best left to be judged by organizers according to the event, the degree of over-shot and other features particular to the ground.