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Ask The Experts

Q: How do you hold strong in the wind? I don’t usually struggle too much in calm weather, but when the wind picks up I can’t hold centrally and struggle to get the shot off cleanly. Should I just add more

Knowing the wood can determine whether it will be better in a D-shaped longbow or a flat bow

Native Bow Woods

Pip Bickerstaffe looks at the different woods native to the UK that can be used for making bows, and the advantages, disadvantages, and characteristics of each I first started making bows while I was still at school, having started archery

In NFAS rounds, the lanes to the targets do not have to be clear

First-time Field

If you’re interested in trying field archery – whether experienced target archer or complete beginner – Alex Tyler has the advice you need to get started Archery has had an incredible amount of publicity over the last couple of years.

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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

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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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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

Reviews

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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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