I Made This: Triple Trouble

Part 4 of a series on independent archery businesses. This week, Sjef van den Berg of Triple Trouble, makers of The Grip. On paper, Triple Trouble Archery is my ‘company’ but in practice, Gijs (Broeksma) and Jaap (Bolt) are a

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Interview: Pierre Plihon

The French international Pierre Plihon opens up to Bow. Interview by Mimi Landström “How did I spend lockdown? In my apartment. Luckily I was able to put a target at 2m in my living room. And I had my dog!” 

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I Made This: Earlyhuman Tuning Forks

Part 3 of a series on independent archery businesses. This week, Keith Shetler of Earlyhuman. I make Tuning Forks, which are a toolset for helping recurvers align their limbs along a single plane in 3D space — sounds complicated, but

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History of archery: how medieval arrows were transported

In our latest look into the history of archery, we examine how our medieval ancestors once carried the essentials. Achery and Hollywood – not often a great combination. Particularly when it comes to quivers, film-makers can’t seem to resist the urge

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Mantis X8 Shooting Analysis System review

A hi-tech new product with revolutionary potential? The Mantis Shooting System is a small device that mounts on your bow, records your movements while taking a shot, and plots them on a graph.  That simple, huh? It’s a little more

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Ragim Whitetail longbow review

Alex Tyler puts an Italian thoroughbred through its paces Italian manufacturer Ragim make a wide range of wooden archery bows, including recurve takedowns and beginners gear, but their speciality is high-quality wooden trad bows. The Whitetail is a product from

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Triple Trouble: Grip

Sjef van den Berg’s custom wooden grip has been winning fans. The ‘Grip By Sjef’ is the first major product from the Dutch Triple Trouble stable of Jaap Bolt, Gijs Broeksma and Olympian Sjef van den Berg. Best known for

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I Made This – OCD Strings

Part 2 of a series on independent archery businesses. This week, Julie Bergen of OCD Strings, on the west coast of the USA.  I build custom bowstrings, specialising in single string bows (recurve & longbow). Each string is built for

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Mongolian Archery: from the Stone Age to Naadam

Out in Mongolia, a storm is coming. By Dr. Antonio Graceffo Every year, a major festival called Naadam in Mongolia celebrates the “three games of men”, the manly pursuits of archery, wrestling and horse racing. At this year’s competition, I

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How To Win The Olympics: Jay Barrs

Mimi Landström Jay Barrs, the 1988 Olympic Champion in Seoul was the last champion to win shooting against the field. The 1988 Olympics was the last Games before the introduction of head-to-head elimination matches. The Games were very different to

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