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Beating the Field

Liam Grimwood brings you his top tips to getting a head start in field archery if you’re already an experienced target shot   Now that the outdoor season is here it’s time to give some thought to the type of archery you’ll

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Behind The Line

A whole new perspective on archery is within your reach – John Dudley explains how to find it I have been asked – by many archers and on many occasions – several common questions relating to performance archery. A few

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Ahead of the Game

As Richard Head Longbows celebrated 21 years as a full-time bow making company, Bow International caught up with founder Richard Head   Richard Head has been making bows professionally for 21 years, though his involvement in archery goes back way beyond that.

Repetitive accuracy is reliant upon repetitive shots, not simply being a natural

Hard work beats talent …

… when talent doesn’t work hard. Roy Rose outlines why the most important thing you need to get good at archery isn’t a natural knack for it To attain elite status in any sporting endeavour, you must combine a degree

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A Sense of High Adventure

Nils Visser follows his curiosity to meet the maker of the Rebel bow   One of the boons of conducting historical research is running across ‘archery nuggets’: wee insights into behaviour that typify an archer and is therefore immediately recognisable

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Central London gets specialised archery centre

A new archery club has opened in central London.  Archery Fit is a joint project set up by Roman and Kate, who noticed the lack of a dedicated indoor archery centre in London and decided to do something about it

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Junior Joe‘s ticket to Alabama

A junior archer from Yorkshire has been invited by USA Archery to compete at the JOAD Championships in Alabama.  Joe Fairburn, 13, shoots both field and target archery and received the invitation after his father Colin got into a discussion with Olympian

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World Cup celebrates 10 years!

The World Archery World Cup is celebrating its 10th year in existence in this 2015 outdoor season.  The event, which tours iconic locations across the globes for its stages and grand final, was started in 2006 as part of the

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New indoor training facility open

A new indoor archery training facility has opened in Bedfordshire. Aim4Sport has opened up an indoor coaching range after hearing about the problems that can hold up indoor sessions. Dave Leader and Gaynor Hutchison, owners of Aim4Sport, explained, “Looking at

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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Strings and Strategies

Recurve engineer George Tekmitchov looks at the development of string materials, and how to get the best out of yours The bowstring is one of the three fundamental components of any modern recurve bow. Limbs, riser, and the string are

The study of target faces from Shanghai and Antalya found compound archers gave away fewer points from a mis-set sight than recurve archers

Sight Settings

How accurate are yours? James Park looks into an important aspect of bow setup Some readers might be aware that I have had a long-term interest in accurate sight settings. Back in the late 1970s I worked out the mathematics

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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 –

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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,

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