archery

Virtual worlds: archery in gaming

The cultural impact of archery in gaming. By Andreas Phillip Archery has a well-established place in popular entertainment, and the prevalence of it in movies and TV over the past decade or so has long been noted. But there is

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An aid to accuracy: the history of bow sights

Hugh Soar takes a look back at the history of bow sights When today’s competitive archers glance at the gold through the lens of their chosen bow sight, they may be forgiven for not reflecting upon the antecedence of these

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Interview: David Jackson

The French international barebower and field specialist on going for gold. By Kristina Dolgilevica How did you first get into barebow archery? It started as a hobby in 2005 when I was 13 years old. I enjoyed historical and fantasy

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Interview: Allison Wright

For one competitor, a national championships victory was anything but routine For Allison Wright, simply getting to the start line of a national competition was quite an achievement. Diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2020, she was not expecting to be

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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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Outdoor archery essentials

Some of the best current gear for field (and target too!) Zerofit base layer As recommended in Bow 151, these matt-finish base layers seem well suited to British weather. Available in six different unisex sizes – it’s possible the very

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Review: Facing The Sea

A light on an intriguing corner of the archery world. Here at Bow Towers, we were excited to receive a book that featured one of the least explored areas of study: maritime archery. The book is called Facing The Sea,

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The Bow 2021 Christmas gift guide – best present ideas for archers

Give your favourite archer something special Under £20 Parker Steel Ballpoint Pen How are you going to write in your new archery training journal (right) without your new matching arrow pen? This Parker pen will make any writing feel high class;

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Review: Korean Traditional Archery

Kristina Dolgilevica looks at a revised edition of the standard English reference work. Professor of Korean studies Thomas Duvernay, a long-standing archer and one of the authoritative figures on the subject, has revised and released his Korean Traditional Archery book

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