Why archery clothing matters

Why what you wear could mean the difference between winning and losing. By Joe Parker Can clothing improve your performance? You are unlikely to be surprised to learn that the answer is ‘yes’. Most articles concerning clothing and archery cover

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Virtual worlds: archery in gaming

The cultural impact of archery in gaming. By Andreas Phillip Archery has a well-established place in popular entertainment, and the prevalence of it in movies and TV over the past decade or so has long been noted. But there is

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An aid to accuracy: the history of bow sights

Hugh Soar takes a look back at the history of bow sights When today’s competitive archers glance at the gold through the lens of their chosen bow sight, they may be forgiven for not reflecting upon the antecedence of these

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Interview: David Jackson

The French international barebower and field specialist on going for gold. By Kristina Dolgilevica How did you first get into barebow archery? It started as a hobby in 2005 when I was 13 years old. I enjoyed historical and fantasy

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How to find a good field location – our latest Ask the Experts

Our expert panel answers your questions. Question: How do you go about finding a field archery location? Having a suitable location is a make or break factor for any club, whether its focus is target or field archery, but I

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Interview: Allison Wright

For one competitor, a national championships victory was anything but routine For Allison Wright, simply getting to the start line of a national competition was quite an achievement. Diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2020, she was not expecting to be

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Getting started with field archery

Try it this winter, with Andrew Smith  For many target archers, shooting indoors this winter will still be restricted. With that prospect in mind, it’s worth giving field archery a go if you have never tried it. Field archery is

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Field shooting: longbows

Field is one of the finest arenas for longbow shooting. By Alex Tyler From the first day of my beginner’s archery course, I wanted to shoot longbow. This wasn’t based upon anything rational – I had never even held a

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Tips on optimising your field archery gear

Dr James Park takes us out there Target archery is usually conducted outdoors on large fields, exposed to the weather. Consequently, minimising the distance an arrow drifts in wind is important. To do that, it is best to use small-diameter,

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Outdoor archery essentials

Some of the best current gear for field (and target too!) Zerofit base layer As recommended in Bow 151, these matt-finish base layers seem well suited to British weather. Available in six different unisex sizes – it’s possible the very

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