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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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Flight Archery: Forever

Bow investigates the extraordinary world of flight archery, the art of shooting an arrow as far as possible. I’m on an airfield. East Leeds Airport, the former RAF Church Fenton, and one of just a tiny handful of places in

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Best-Looking Risers: Ever

Bow’s resident aesthete Guillaume Bayeuse pontificates on his all-time favourites. ^ SPIGARELLI REVOLUTION / REV2An Italian masterpiece. Ignore the carping from the loggionisti about ‘skis with scoliosis’, this is one of Sante’s finest achievements as a creator. The modernist lines

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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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Ask the experts – stiff vs damped and other questions

Our expert panel answers your questions. Send yours to john.stanley@futurenet.com Question: My son shoots competitive compound target archery. He currently shoots a 30″ front bar of a larger diameter and my thought is to upgrade to a much smaller diameter

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Competing with primitive bows

What’s it like to compete with something you’ve made yourself? By Alex Tyler. Watching a repeat on television, you can often tell how much time has passed since the programme was made by looking at the technology used. Seeing the

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18th century archery clubs – a history of the rules of regulations

How clubs made rules and kept house in the 18th century. By Kristina Dolgilevica For the past few years the subject of my ongoing historical research project has been the archery societies of the late 18th century England and Wales.

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