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I thought ILF risers and limbs were all supposed to fit together the same? My limbs don’t fit exactly in the riser pocket? How does this all work, exactly? Andrew Smith says… International Limb Fitting, more commonly known as ILF,

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The third set with James Park

James Park examines whether the third set is critical to recurve competition. Is the third set in a match more important than the other sets? Archers lose score for many reasons. For example, they can lose points due to not

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Getting things straight: shoulder alignments for recurve archers

Naomi Folkard talks shoulder alignment for recurve archers. The shoulder is a remarkably mobile joint. The humerus – the long bone in the upper arm between your elbow and your shoulder – fits into the scapula like a ball and

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ATA: New Products

Things we saw at the world’s biggest archery trade show! The ATA is the Archery Trade Association, and it holds a trade show in the USA every year with a focus on ‘building commerce’. Having been held in Indianapolis for

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Ask the experts!

Our panel of expects from around the world answer your questions on every aspect of shooting technique, phycology and equipment.   Question: How do I know when to change my nocks?   Adrian Tippins says: The obvious answer is to change

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Vegas 2019

Once again, The Vegas Shoot surpassed itself, and the largest festival of archery ever held passed off with superlatives bursting everywhere. It hasn’t always been this way. From small beginnings in the 1960s, with occasional indoor archery competitions held in

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Bow proposes: a radical audience-grabbing idea!

Occasionally here at Bow International, we like to do a bit of blue sky thinking about the future of the sport… There has been speculation for many years about how archery could develop new formats, usually with the goal of

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16 Indoor Season Tips

Nicola Turner has 16 ways to wake up your indoor game The indoor season is sometimes seen as the poorer relation of the outdoor season when it comes to archery, for multiple reasons: there isn’t any Olympic glory to be

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Indoor season bows

At the recent Roma Archery Trophy, we spoke to four elite archers to find out what they were swinging this season. (Click each image to expand).  

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Poundage: how heavy does a recurve bow need to be?

One of the most common questions that people unfamiliar with archery ask is along the lines of: “Don’t you have to be really strong to do it?”. The pretty-much-universal advice is to start shooting at a low bow weight, and

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