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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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X Marks The Spot

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Duncan Busby gets hands-on with the Chill X – an adaptable bow from the Mathews McPherson twin cam range   Mathews introduced solo-cam bows to the archery world in 1992; their immense popularity and success ensured that Mathews became the world

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Ask The Experts

Experiment with different scope decals to see if that helps your aiming on a small face

Q: I’ve found that since moving indoors my release has deteriorated. I used to be able to execute a clean, unanticipated shot but now I’m hanging up and holding on too long. I don’t want to get into the habit of

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A Bow In The Hand

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Duncan Busby says a correct grip is vital to accurate shooting, and explains how to find your perfect placement Since the main contact point between an archer and their bow is through the grip, how you hold your bow can

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Archery Talent: Innate or Learnt?

Talent is often judged by the end result, but that can sometimes mean overlooking the process

Duncan Busby breaks down the myth that natural talent makes a champion, and explains what really puts people on podiums Great archers are frequently described as having ‘a natural talent’ for the sport even when they have spent years working

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Drawn Out

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Confused about your draw length? Duncan Busby looks at the different methods you can use to find your optimum size It seems the one question I am asked more than any other is, ‘How do I find my correct draw

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Back to a Back Tension

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Duncan Busby made the switch to a back tension release aid, and here he explains how to make the process work for you   A couple of years ago I set myself the goal of shooting with a back tension release

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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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Surprising summer scoring

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Tricky conditions can cause your scores to take a tumble, but as Duncan Busby explains, perfect weather can also have a surprising effect on your scoring We all know that adverse weather can have a huge impact on our shooting,

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The Overdraw – Understood

Over my years as a coach and competitor I have had more and more people ask me to explain why I have used an overdraw on my bow and how it would affect their set up. I have been using

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