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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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Developing the perfect release

Alexandr Kalynichenko provides a deep dive into achieving the perfect recurve bowstring release. The bowstring release has always been considered as the most important element of an archer’s technique as it predetermines athlete’s performance. It is the cornerstone of archery

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Archery during Covid-19 – keeping sane

A chance for change? Staying fit and keeping perspective in difficult times. By Arne Metzlaff and Bow staff. Chances are, by now, you’ll never want to hear the word ‘coronavirus’ ever again, unless it’s in a historical context. But inevitably,

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A guide to bow arm stability

The essentials for keeping your bow arm strong. Keeping the bow arm stable is vital in recurve archery, but it’s surprising how quickly the strength can drop off – especially if you’ve been out of the game for a few

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Field fitness: making the difference

Lucy O’Sullivan won a Pro Series field event at the first try. How did she do it? As many of you may know, I am a target archer through and through. I was however lucky to get a chance to

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