Sport: Bearding the Turk

Dew still drenched the alfalfa just off the east-west runway at Lancaster (Pa.) Municipal Airport at 5:30 one morning last week when the rangy truck driver from Porterville, Calif, set to work. Wearing only a pair of white toreador pants and a pair of suede chukka boots, Dan Lamore, 31, was gaudy enough. But his bow was the real eye stopper: a 54-in. monster made of fiber glass and maple, which required a force of 250 Ibs. to be shot at full power.

Spreading a blanket in the alfalfa, Lamore lay on his back, braced his boots in stirrups on the shaft,...

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