Technique

Core archery: squats

Getting down with Lucy O’Sullivan You may, by now, be slightly sick of my talking about gym exercises again. Don’t worry, I get it – but it’s all for the greater good, I promise. Squats are my go to exercise

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Modelling arrows – how to select the best arrow for any situation

By Dr James Park In my recent article “Tips on optimising your field archery gear” in Bow 156, I noted that while I use X10s with my recurve bow on the target range, I use ACEs on the field course.

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Getting started with field archery

Try it this winter, with Andrew Smith  For many target archers, shooting indoors this winter will still be restricted. With that prospect in mind, it’s worth giving field archery a go if you have never tried it. Field archery is

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Tips on optimising your field archery gear

Dr James Park takes us out there Target archery is usually conducted outdoors on large fields, exposed to the weather. Consequently, minimising the distance an arrow drifts in wind is important. To do that, it is best to use small-diameter,

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Choosing barebow arrows

Kristina Dolgilevica offers advice on how to choose and gives her top picks. Many experienced barebow archers can find it a little overwhelming when shopping for or tuning arrows. When we buy equipment, we want to buy the best available

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Ask the experts – August 2021

Question: I’m currently shooting 27in 850 ACE’s with 60 grain points out of a 68in 35lb bow (I’ve just increased my poundage to assist aiming to get to 100 yards). I’m having an issue and I’m not sure where to

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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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