Technique

Ask the Experts: best exercises for a return to archery

Our expert panel answers your questions. QUESTION: I went and shot (compound) for the first time in a year or so. I currently shoot 40lb, and my shoulders are struggling. What are the best exercises for returning to form? ANSWER:

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Stringwalking for beginners

Want to switch from recurve to barebow? Kristina Dolgilevica walks you through it. Barebow archers use the tip of the arrow as the aiming device and employ the following three methods of aiming: gap shooting; stringwalking; and facewalking. Face and

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Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions. Send them in! Question: Is there a point where the Easton arrow spine chart just doesn’t work anymore? I shoot 38lb but I’m quite small and have 24in arrows, and I simply can’t find

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Can compound help with recurve archery?

Can compound help your recurve shooting? Crystal Gauvin says absolutely. It’s common in the sport of archery for people to pick a bow type and stick with it for the duration of their career. Those who don’t start on the

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Can meditation make a difference in archery?

Can meditation really help your shooting? Ethan Lowry examines the possibilities. To be with oneself can be a terrifying endeavour. Our mind is made up of millions of synaptic junctions, with electrical impulses attributing to thousands of various physiological and

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Best method for recurve tuning

Ashe Morgan shows you how to get it right – every single time. Learning how to tune your bow can feel like navigating through a minefield of settings which all affect each other. There are endless parameters you could change,

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Compound: Micro Tuning

Duncan Busby on how to get the extra edge. We all know the merits of shooting a well tuned set up, but how much do you really know about the finer points of compound tuning? Micro-tuning is often overlooked but

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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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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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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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