archery

The Finsbury Marks

Once, a huge swathe of London was an archery range. By Hugh Soar Archery practice in the 1500s was governed by statute and, with certain exceptions, all males were required to take part, with – it has to be said

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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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Gillo GT review

Andreas Phillip looks at the radical new riser from Gillo for barebow shooting. When the Gillo GT recurve riser was announced at the end of 2019, my eyes immediately wandered in the direction of my archery piggy bank. The risers

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I Made This: Triple Trouble

Part 4 of a series on independent archery businesses. This week, Sjef van den Berg of Triple Trouble, makers of The Grip. On paper, Triple Trouble Archery is my ‘company’ but in practice, Gijs (Broeksma) and Jaap (Bolt) are a

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I Made This: Earlyhuman Tuning Forks

Part 3 of a series on independent archery businesses. This week, Keith Shetler of Earlyhuman. I make Tuning Forks, which are a toolset for helping recurvers align their limbs along a single plane in 3D space — sounds complicated, but

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History of archery: how medieval arrows were transported

In our latest look into the history of archery, we examine how our medieval ancestors once carried the essentials. Achery and Hollywood – not often a great combination. Particularly when it comes to quivers, film-makers can’t seem to resist the urge

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What does it mean to be an archer?

Thinking about starting archery? This is Part 1 of a series sponsored by Easton Archery and JVD. What do you have in mind when you hear the word archer? You might think of someone with a bow in hand, drawn

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