The origins of the English long bow

Jan H Sachers traces history and legend It won fame and victory on the battlefields of the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453), turned into a sporting device during the Renaissance, in the 19th century conquered the US, and is still being

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The history of compound bows

When archery became eccentric. By Jan H Sachers On 30 December 1969 the US Patent Office published patent no. 3,486,495 for an archery bow with draw force multiplying attachments. An inventor named Holless Wilbur Allen (1909-1979) had applied for it

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Chula Vista: behind the scenes

In the first of an occasional series about resident athletes, Mimi Landström peeks behind the scenes at the Chula Vista archery training centre in California . Chula Vista is the training centre that is home to USA Archery’s Resident Athlete Program,

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Dealing with adversity in archery

Lucy O’Sullivan tackles some of the most common issues on the shooting line The British outdoor circuit for target archers tends to run from March to October, weather permitting, with the main events taking place in the height of summer.

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Should barebow archers use sears?

Kristina Dolgilevica looks at sears and how barebows can – and can’t – use them As a barebow archer I personally find no need to employ any of the sear techniques, though I do teach them when requested. Many of

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How to get to grips with the clicker

Mimi Landström takes a look at one of the most common hang-ups in target archery For recurve archers, the clicker can be a love/hate relationship. Nearly every international recurve archer shoots with a clicker, so why, and how, can it

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Choosing a traditional bow

Kristina Dolgilevica explains the process and philosophy behind buying a new traditional bow Looks are important Firstly, if you really like the look of the bow – go for it! This may not sound like the most professional piece of

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How to build accurate arrows – part 2

This article is sponsored by Last Chance Archery The most crucial step is to use the right tools. Archery is two-sided, there’s the skill of shooting your bow, of course, and there’s the art of tuning your equipment. Without equipment

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Archery exercises: rows and weights

Lucy O’Sullivan focuses on the best exercises for your back To be able to push past plateaus in your archery it is important to look after your back muscles. You can check out Bow 161 for an article on my

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Interview: Katharina Bauer

Germany is emerging as a powerhouse force in European archery. Mimi Landström speaks to Kathi Bauer Katharina Bauer has had an incredible start to the 2022 season, medalling at every international event she has attended so far. She won gold at

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