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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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Ask The Experts: Weak Shots

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Q: I have been scoring quite well in compound competition, but I’m still shooting a number of weak and wayward shots. What could be the reason for that? A: Weak shots, which often feel tentative at full draw, and which

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Hard work beats talent …

Repetitive accuracy is reliant upon repetitive shots, not simply being a natural

… when talent doesn’t work hard. Roy Rose outlines why the most important thing you need to get good at archery isn’t a natural knack for it To attain elite status in any sporting endeavour, you must combine a degree

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Ask The Experts

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Q: I am aware that the dot will move around as I aim, but each time it steadies somewhat, it then takes a dip down into the red. What is causing this to happen? A: Fortunately, this situation can be

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Q: How important is breathing when it comes to shot execution?   A: Breathing is very important before, and during, the shot process as logically, it is a factor in attaining a satisfactory aim, and a fluent execution. While most coaches

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The Crucial Factor

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Roy Rose knows an unanticipated release is essential – and here, he explains why   One of the most puzzling aspects of our sport is surely the statistic that reveals that, although almost every elite shooter employs a surprise release,

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In praise of the barebow archer

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Roy Rose argues that the recognition barebow archers get doesn’t correlate to the skill required for this division A number of the world’s finest archers continue to achieve superlative results with very little recognition, and without enjoying the profile of

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Q: I shoot recurve, and my scores are improving to the stage where they’re good enough to shoot for my county, but there are still occasions where I find I’m struggling to draw fluently through the clicker. Is there anything I

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Q: Given that archery is such an individual sport a lot of the time, how important is a coach in reaching the higher levels? A: There have been a number of international competitors who have been self-educated, drawing information from other archers,

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Some shooters, including top shot Sergio Pagni of Italy, do have strong string-to-nose contact as part of their style

Q: I shoot compound but tend to pull the string hard up against my nose. I have read and heard that this can interfere with the arrow flight on release – is this habit really that bad for my shooting?   

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