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Bows over the Borders

Two bows showing unusual concave backs

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’ –

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Performance Pressure

Duncan says performance pressure can affect archers of all experience levels

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

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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

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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

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Archery S.C.A.R.S

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

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

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Flex in Free Flight

An arrow’s stiffness and mass distribution will affect how it flexes

James Park begins a series of articles analysing the flex of an arrow in free flight During the power stroke of a bow the arrow is subjected to very severe forces – the acceleration is around 1000g. Consequently, it is

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A Kind of Magic

The uncomplicated nature of shooting instinctively means it’s easy to get into but hard to perfect

Merlin Archery‘s Grizzly Jim explains the lure of instinctive archery  As far back as I can remember I’ve always had a bow in my hand of some description, whether I was running around the farm with just a primitive selfbow that

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Viking Archery

The 11th century Norman bows depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry still show the characteristic shape of the earlier Viking bows

While not widely known as having an archery culture, the Vikings nevertheless counted archers and bowyers among their number, says historian Jan Sachers Bows and arrows may not be not the first weapons that come to mind when we hear of

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Making the Change

Sophie Dodemont is a high-profile example of a successful recurve archer
that switched to compound

Changing disciplines can bring a new lease of life to your archery experiences, says Roy Rose, who made the switch from recurve to compound and lists what the pros and cons, and what to look out for       Many archers’

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The Small Things

In a precision sport, it’s a matter of millimetres between winning and losing. John Dudley outlines the small things that make a big difference To start this article off I want you to try a little exercise for me. I want you

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