archery technique

Top tips for achieving your archery goals!

Got something you want to achieve in archery? Smart goal setting will help you do it, explains John Stanley

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Fletching by numbers

James Park looks back at the use of two and four fletchings on an arrow, and reveals why three became the standard used today

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Q&A: Am I positioning my bow arm wrong?

Roy Rose discusses whether or not there is a correct position when it comes to the bow arm and if you should push into the release…

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Contact Check: Tuning your setup

Breaking blades, torn fletchings, or poor arrow flight can all be symptoms of vane contact with your rest. Duncan Busby explains how to find it, and how to fix it

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How to practise with a new bow

The first few weeks with a new bow can be full of things to remember. Andrew Smith recommends keeping things simple, and prioritising form over fiddly tuning

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Q&A: Achieving the right back tension

Patrick Huston describes how to get your shoulders in the correct position and therefore the right back tension for your shot

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How to reach the next level in your archery

You’ve finished your beginners’ course – but what’s next? Andrew Smith explains the progression options there are, and where to find them

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How to quickly boost performance

Want to improve but are short on time? Here are Andrew Smith’s quick-fire ways to get organised and boost your shooting in short sessions

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Does arrow straightness really matter?

Everyone takes the importance of arrow straightness as a given – but is it possible to quantify? James Park and a group of fellow archers undertook a test to find out

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The joy of stumping!

It might not be the most common form of archery, but for Jim Kent it’s one of the purest. Here, he explains the allure of stumping, and how to go about trying it for yourself

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