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Ask The Experts

Q: I am aware that the dot will move around as I aim, but each time it steadies somewhat, it then takes a dip down into the red. What is causing this to happen? A: Fortunately, this situation can be

Keeping the draw hand close to the face helps keep it in line with the line of force through the bow

Draws and Drawbacks

James Park revisits the role of biomechanics in good form: this time, the draw I have previously noted that the principles of good biomechanics are quite simple. We want to use our bodies in the most effective manner to enable high scores and

Success requires commitment, but you can’t commit to what you don’t believe in

You Against the World

Alistair Whittingham looks into what the pressure to achieve can do to an archer’s psyche Jaded and undirected, a world-class archer once told me that they ‘would rather go on holiday, using up their annual leave from work, than push to

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The Top Three

Experienced international shot and coach John Dudley reveals the three most common questions he’s asked – and the answers   It is the perfect time for you to set yourself up for a fresh start to an incredible season. I

Four early 19th century brazed piles, showing variations in shape

A Mystery Revived

Hugh D. Soar examines arrows from the past, and reveals what they might be able to show us about historical warfare and craftsmanship Traditional archery is not noted for mystery, but certain items recovered from the ‘Mary Rose’ have had

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Robert Hardy will be at The Longbow Shop on 25 May
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Robert Hardy at The Longbow Shop

Robert Hardy, actor and longbow expert, will be giving a talk on the English longbow at The Longbow Shop to mark the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt.    As well as a talk on the subject the actor,

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Archery petition launched!

A petition has been launched to ask the president of the Commonwealth Games Federation to make archery a core sport. Charlie Keeble set up the petition, and said, “I strongly believe that archery is worthy of being a core sport

Performance director leaves Archery GB

Sara Symington, Archery GB‘s performance director, has left the organisation to take up a position at England Netball. This means Archery GB is now recruiting for the position of performance director, who is responsible for leading the World Class programme with

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Athletes of the Year

World Archery announced the results of its Athletes of the Year poll at a gala held in Las Vegas during the Vegas Shoot and fourth round and finals of the Indoor World Cup. The winners were: Men’s compound – Pierre-Julien

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Two new X10s

Easton has introduced two new shaft sizes for the X10 arrow. In response to an increasing number of top recurve archers shooting bows of draw weights over 53 pounds, the company has developed two stiffer spines to reduce the need

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ATA Highlights: Win&Win

Win&Win had several products from the new WiaWis line on show in Indianapolis. The WiaWis series is a development and renewal of the Inno series, but with the addition of nano carbon to the carbon fibres used in the construction

The all-new Carbon X-Taper line of stabilisers from FUSE

ATA Highlights: FUSE

Brand new from Fuse at the ATA show was the Carbon X-Taper range of stabilisers. These rods are not only tapered but convex too, to reduce wind interference while keeping the rod’s stiffness. That’s not the only feature however –

Jesse Broadwater/T.R.U. Ball Abyss thumb trigger release

ATA Highlights: T.R.U.Ball

T.R.UBall Releases had several new models on display at the ATA Show. Two new models of release aid, developed in conjunction with pro-archer and current World Field champion Jesse Broadwater, were on show. The Abyss is a thumb trigger design,

The Easton Contour stabiliser set

ATA Highlights: Easton

We’ll be bringing you a selection of the best new releases we spotted at the ATA Trade Show in Indianapolis – keep your eyes peeled for more on here and in the next issue! First up: Easton.  For the first time

Component Choices

You selected the perfect shaft, but what’s next? Duncan Busby explains how to plan and build your arrows Selecting the right components for your arrows can be a daunting decision. With so many options available, how do you know which

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