Technique

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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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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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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Measure Up

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

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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The Thinking Side of Archery

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

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

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Aiming and Attention

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

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

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