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The Bow 2020 Christmas gift guide

Everything you and your favourite archer needs for the seasons ahead! Under £20 Fivics scorebook and pen Fivics have made this specially designed scorebook that comes with an arrow themed pen. Each page has space to score and plot 18

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Nock fit: getting it right

Nock fit is not always top of the checklist – but it should be. By Rebekah Tipping. An often forgotten aspect of tuning a bow is correctly fitting the nock to the string. Most brands of nocks will only come

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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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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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Getting started in barebow field archery

An overview by Victoria Williams There is always a lot more to barebow archery than meets the eye. To score well at field archery with a barebow it’s not, as some might say, a matter of pointing in the right

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Sponsorship and draw weights: Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions. Send yours to john.stanley@futurenet.com Question I have read a number of other pieces on reversals but none mention bow poundage/ draw weight. If draw weight is mentioned, they just say increase draw weight but

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Tiller and Bracing Height: Going Deep

Is tiller and bracing height really that important? Andrew Smith investigates. With a modern three piece recurve bow, we do not hold the bow in the centre. This means that we do not draw the limbs back evenly; if the

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The Bow International Archery Library

Bow International have compiled a list of some of the essentials for your collection – and why. By Tom Hall, Emma Davis and Bow Staff. Archery Author: USA Archery Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers, 2013 The official handbook from USA Archery, this

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