Features

The author holding multiple arrows for rapid reloading during the Hungarian event at the first stage of the European Grand Prix in Poland, 2014

Shooting From Horseback

Dan Sawyer of the British Horseback Archery Association gives you an overview of this unique side of the sport: how it used to be, how it’s practiced now, and how you can get involved The centaur is one of the most

A closed fist to the wall with a T-alignment is an excellent draw length reference

Measure Up

When it comes to getting comfortable with your bow, John Dudley advises starting with your measurements   One of the most important parts of archery is having a perfect draw length. It should be something you know, something you set on

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When Learning Goes Wrong

Craig Johnson outlines how and why bad habits can form, and what to do to break them In other features I’ve given an overview of the nervous system, motor feedback and motor learning. This article will examine some of the

If you know a particular error sends your arrows off in a particular place, you’re more likely to be able to correct yourself

The Thinking Side of Archery

James Park distils the essential rules for understanding why you lose points, and some additions that should go into your personal rulebook  The thinking side of archery is properly the domain of the psychologist, not the engineer. Nevertheless, it is

As a rule, the arrow lands where the pin was at the time the bow went off, so the principle of aiming is to get the pin as close to the centre as you can

Aiming and Attention

Liam Grimwood explains how to achieve the relaxed yet focused aim top shooters use, which can help keep you calm as well as on target      Aiming is an extremely critical part of the shot. Most compound shooters that

News

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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

Records fall across the board

Mike Schloesser has broken his own world record for the 50m compound round. Mike, nicknamed “Mister Perfect” after his unbeatable perfect score of 600 for the indoor 18m round, shot 717 out of a possible 720 at the first stage

Archery GB's George Harding and Amy Oliver take aim at Nottingham Beach

European Champs Ticket Giveaway!

Fancy going to the European Championships finals, for free? Simply tweet us a picture and you could be there! Thanks to our friends at Archery GB we have four pairs of tickets to give away to the Saturday finals of the

Reviews

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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

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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

You can find the centre of your group after every six arrows, but this strategy might mean you lose points on all six of  those shots

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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