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World Cup: Three Stages In

Three stages of the 2014 World Cup have been completed, and the rankings ahead of the fourth stage give some clues as to who might be making an appearance in the finals at Lausanne. Last year’s champion Oh Jin Hyek leads

The unit from Trigger Tech looks small, but made a big difference!

Trigger Tech

Chris Aston explains trigger upgrades from a  specialist company Trigger Tech is a  Canadian company that specialises in producing trigger upgrades for crossbows. The first offerings from Trigger Tech were designed to fit the popular range of Excalibur crossbows, while

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The Rules of the Game

Most archery organisations in the UK include crossbows in their rules of shooting – but there’s some variation regarding draw weights, arrow lengths and the type of sighting equipment that can be used at clubs and in competitions. So if

Liam cites rest days as the best way to help your body recover from an intensive shooting schedule

Ask The Experts

Q: Considering the amount professional archers shoot, what do you do to prevent injury?   A For me the key to preventing injuries has always been rest days. I have shot full-time for five years and never experienced an injury, and I

Some shooters, including top shot Sergio Pagni of Italy, do have strong string-to-nose contact as part of their style

Ask The Experts

Q: I shoot compound but tend to pull the string hard up against my nose. I have read and heard that this can interfere with the arrow flight on release – is this habit really that bad for my shooting?   

News

World Archery joins IOC in pledge against match fixing

Archery’s international governing body World Archery is one of the first summer Olympic sport organisations to sign up to the International Olympic Committee‘s integrity system to combat match fixing and corruption. The Integrity Betting Intelligence System, or IBIS, collates information

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World Archery releases 2015 competition dates

World Archery has released the provisional competition dates for the 2014 indoor season, as well as some for the 2015 outdoor calendar. The 2014-2015 Indoor world cup schedule currently looks like this: Stage 1: Marrakesh, Morocco, 8-9 November 2014 Stage

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Pro Seminar with John Dudley

International coach John Dudley will be hosting a professional seminar in association with Archery Ireland. The event, which will be held at Pobalscoil, Neasáin, Moyclare Road, Boldoyle, Dublin, costs €25 and will run from 7-10pm on Friday 4 July. For

Medals at Euros for GBR juniors

The Great Britain cadet and junior teams returned from the European Youth Outdoor Championships in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with one gold, one silver and two bronze medals won. Bradley Denney, Joe Ground and Jack Masefield took gold against Turkey in the recurve

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Naomi Folkard first over 1350!

Great Britain’s number one-ranked recurve archer Naomi Folkard has broken the British record for the FITA (1440) round, shooting a score of 1356. The score is the first shot by a British woman that has broken the 1350 barrier, and

Reviews

Maxed Out

Larry Godfrey gives you the lowdown on Win&Win’s top-end riser, the Inno MAX The latest instalment of the Inno range from Win&Win, introduced in 2013, is considered the big brother to the Inno CXT – the Inno MAX. The designers

Sitting Comfortably

As a crossbow shooter, my style of archery has a lot in common with Field Target air rifle shooting. So, when I’m after a specialist accessories for my X-Bow, I often turn to ‘FT’ airgun scene for the kit that

Resistance stabilisation gives a more active shot on release

Stabilisers made easy

The last few years has seen in a dramatic change in compound stabilisation, certainly the biggest I have noticed in my sixteen years of shooting. You will have seen multiple articles, YouTube clips and other marketing trying to push forward

The Overdraw – Understood

Over my years as a coach and competitor I have had more and more people ask me to explain why I have used an overdraw on my bow and how it would affect their set up. I have been using

In use: Measure how much the band stretches

Make sure it fits!

Since I looked at the effect of nock fit on group sizes by shooting arrows fitted with worn nocks through the Hooter Shooter, then comparing the groups to those shot by arrows with new nocks, I’ve been using a tool