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Six ways to improve your recurve release

Ashe Morgan looks at a few different ways to improve the most important part of your shot. The release is the most important part of your recurve shot; consistency here will skyrocket your performance, and even minor errors can drop

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Indoor: 12 compound tweaks

Duncan Busby shows you how to squeeze out every last point on the way to 600. In recent years indoor archery has become about the pursuit for perfection; this indoor season alone has seen world records falling in the compound

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Hacking The Darkside: part 3

In the final episode of Hacking The Darkside, Vanessa Lee learns about building a strong shot. After years of contemplating whether or not I should start shooting compound, I finally took the plunge. I had already taken my first shot

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Fitness: is it really that important?

By Lucy O’Sullivan Last month Bow received a question for the Ask The Experts section which said this: “We are often told that overall fitness is crucial to archery, yet I have to say I look at a lot of

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The Bow Christmas gift guide

Whether you know a hard-to-buy-for archer, or you are one, you’re sure to find something to suit in our seasonal gift guide.  We’ve divided it into four categories: Under £15, Under £50, Under £150 and Blow The Budget. Enjoy! Under

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Aurora Techno Recurve Backpack and Techno Lite Quiver

Rebekah Tipping looks at some thoroughly modern new kit from Italy.  Aurora Techno recurve backpack This well organised backpack from the Bignami stable is great addition for any recurve archer. I’ve been using a smaller Aurora backpack for seven years

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Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions. Send yours to john.stanley@futurenet.com Q: I’ve just switched to compound archery and no one at my club or the local area knows anything about the discipline, so how do I expand my knowledge and

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Hacking the darkside: Part 1

In Part 1 of a short series, Vanessa Lee decides to take up compound – and learns from the best Vanessa Lee is a former Canadian national team member for recurve, and also works as a commentator for World Archery.

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Roll out the barrel

Hugh Soar looks back over the history of the barrelled arrow Of the five arrow profiles recovered from the Tudor warship Mary Rose, two are of particular note; those that taper from a thicker centre to both head and string

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Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions, so send them in to john.stanley@futurenet.com Q: Can you explain a bit about what types of back tension release aids are available? And should I use one with a click? Duncan Busby says: Using

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