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Know your bow: Recurve, compound and longbow

The big little differences: What is the difference between longbows, recurve bows, and compound bows? Not as much as you might think, says James Park…

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How to master a symmetrical archer’s technique

Bart Czuwara considers the application of symmetry and balance to traditional archery. Volumes have been written on the subject of archery form. Many great archers and archery coaches have tackled the issue of what proper archery technique consists of: good

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Making the Change

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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Invictus Victories

Great Britain collected seven medals from the 2016 Invictus Games – a multi-sport event launched in 2014 by Prince Harry for injured combat veterans from around the world, held this year in Florida, USA – including four golds. Gareth Patterson took

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New World Record

Park Sehui of Korea has set a new world record of 594 for the 18m indoor round in the women’s recurve category, beating the old record of 592 that was set by Berengere Schuh of France in 2009. Since she’s aged just

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Ask The Experts: Follow-through

Q: How should you finish off a shot? I’ve heard of the value of a good follow-through, but what does that really entail? A: Imagine you’re a world class athlete hitting a tennis ball, sprinting 100m or throwing a javelin. A

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New world records

Mike “Mr Perfect” Schloesser of the Netherlands has shot a new world record! He put in 716 out of a maximum possible score of 720 for the 50m compound round. His score, shot at a tournament in the Netherlands in

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World Championships – Who we’re watching

With historic Copenhagen as the venue, the 2015 World Championships in the heart of Denmark are forecast to be the best attended yet. At the time of writing, 623 archers from 96 national federations had been entered into the championships,

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Ask The Experts – Starting Instinctive

Q: I’m new to instinctive archery, having migrated over from Olympic style recurve and I must say that I’m loving it! The only trouble is that now, I’m not very accurate shooting this way. Is this something that will naturally improve

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Sight Settings

How accurate are yours? James Park looks into an important aspect of bow setup Some readers might be aware that I have had a long-term interest in accurate sight settings. Back in the late 1970s I worked out the mathematics

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Posted in Equipment
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