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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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Zerofit Base Layers review

Bow looks at some Japanese technology to keep you shooting when the temperature drops. A base layer is designed to be the piece of clothing closest to your skin and should keep warmth in and wick away sweat. Bow recommended

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X Sight Performance Eyewear review

Duncan Busby gets an eyeful of the shooting glasses specialist’s latest innovation. Few archers have perfect vision and luckily it’s not needed to shoot well; as long as your aim is consistent and unobstructed you can knock out the 10s

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Archery photography: Malcolm Rees

Malcolm Rees has been photographing UK tournaments for almost a decade. He spoke exclusively to Bow about how he does it. How did you get started in archery photography? I was quite involved in my university archery club, and when

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I Made This – Custom Made Arrows

Part 7 of a series on independent archery businesses. This month: regular Bow columnist Adrian Tippins on his finger slings. I make custom made arrows and carry out renovations to existing arrows. I also make deluxe double and single loop

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Hoyt: New Recurve Gear

A trio of mid-price offerings from Hoyt turns back the clock.  There is a feeling among many recurve archers that there isn’t much new under the sun. The incremental improvements in materials science and computer-aided design have definitely resulted in

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How to be an Olympic archer

Could it be easier than you think? For many recurve archers, the pinnacle of a career is representing your country at a summer Olympic Games. This is an extremely difficult goal to achieve, and getting selected and then qualifying is

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IHAA World Grand Prix

With the horseback world champs cancelled, it was time for something different. By the competition organiser Claire Sawyer Early 2020 brought a gradual realisation that everything would be different this year. As the International Horseback Archery Alliance (IHAA) cancelled our

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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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