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Bows over the Borders

Hugh Soar takes a look at bow making traditions from Scotland, France and Belgium   The tradition of Scottish bow making, both longbows and crossbows, is ancient and honourable. Makers of hand bows – in Scotland called ‘bowers’ or ‘bowares’ –

Duncan says performance pressure can affect archers of all experience levels

Performance Pressure

In a stressful situation, Duncan Busby says learning how to deal with performance pressure is key to becoming a better archer Performance pressure will affect every archer at some point, whether you’re practicing down at your local club or competing at a

Adapting Your Approach

Whether you’re shooting with a disability or coaching someone with one, there are several important things to be aware of says Danielle Brown Governments and sporting bodies have tried to categorise disability the world over, but due to the complex nature

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Quick-Fire Q&A: Reo Wilde

Reo Wilde has medals galore from World Cups and World Championships – as well as world records – to his name. In our quick-fire interview, he explains how he got started and what he still wants to achieve When and how did

Spending an extra hour a day learning angles is what made John a great field shooter

Archery S.C.A.R.S

Becoming a better archer is all about earning your S.C.A.R.S. John Dudley shows you how Every summer, archers around the world dial in their kits, plan their holiday time for tournaments and book flights. This was always an exciting time for


Top compound seeds Sara Lopez and Mike Schloesser

Finals Finalists

The seven qualifiers in each category for the World Cup Finals have been finalised and announced. The eighth archer will be nominated by the host country Denmark, where the finals will be held in Odense in September. Compound men  Mike

Para Potential Programme

Archery GB has announced it is taking part in the ‘Discover Your Gold’ initiative, which has been launched by UK Sport and the English Institute of Sport. It’s a multi-sport talent identification programme designed to identity sporting potential in 15-24


Huston wins Rio spot

Patrick Huston secured Great Britain’s first archery place at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro at the Continental Qualifying Tournament held alongside the European Outdoor Championships in Nottingham from 23-29 May. The format was similar to that of

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T.R.U. Ball brings out the Blade

T.R.U. Ball has launched two new thumb trigger releases, the Blade and Blade Pro. The Blade has an aluminium body with finger grooves for added grip and a new chequered design on the sides, while the Blade Pro is the

Invictus Victories

Great Britain collected seven medals from the 2016 Invictus Games – a multi-sport event launched in 2014 by Prince Harry for injured combat veterans from around the world, held this year in Florida, USA – including four golds. Gareth Patterson took


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X Marks The Spot

Duncan Busby gets hands-on with the Chill X – an adaptable bow from the Mathews McPherson twin cam range   Mathews introduced solo-cam bows to the archery world in 1992; their immense popularity and success ensured that Mathews became the world


Outdoor Ready

Outdoor archery brings a different set of demands for the archer and their equipment – so here’s a selection of the best outdoor shooting gear   Base layer Summer might be approaching, but that doesn’t always mean it’s short-sleeve weather! This

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Best of the ATA

Many companies use the ATA Show to launch new products and showcase developments, so we’ve rounded up our pick of the best new and upgraded gear     Easton Easton had several new products and upgrades to old favourites on display

If you’ve got good clearance, plastic vanes are more durable than feathers

Arrow Advice

Struggling with getting wide-diameter arrows to shoot well? Liam Grimwood looks at what you can try In the last few years there have been some big developments in indoor compound shafts. It is widely accepted that to give yourself the

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Shift Your Sights

James Park explains how to ensure your sights are set for maximum scoring potential In an earlier feature for Bow International I showed the results of some research I conducted on archers’ arrow groups at the World Cup Stage 1, and

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