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How to build accurate arrows – part 2

This article is sponsored by Last Chance Archery The most crucial step is to use the right tools. Archery is two-sided, there’s the skill of shooting your bow, of course, and there’s the art of tuning your equipment. Without equipment

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Archery exercises: rows and weights

Lucy O’Sullivan focuses on the best exercises for your back To be able to push past plateaus in your archery it is important to look after your back muscles. You can check out Bow 161 for an article on my

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Interview: Katharina Bauer

Germany is emerging as a powerhouse force in European archery. Mimi Landström speaks to Kathi Bauer Katharina Bauer has had an incredible start to the 2022 season, medalling at every international event she has attended so far. She won gold at

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Bow drills: the secret of success

Irish international Rebekah Tipping reminds you of what’s really important Bow drills, bow holds, reversals: whatever you call them, this is one of the best ways to improve your strength without having to spend hours at the range every day.

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The history of the composite bow

Jan H Sachers glues up a history of composite bow Over the course of history, composite bows have been built and used in a stunning variety of shapes and sizes. But they all have one thing in common: rather than

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Interviews: Bryony Pitman and Ella Gibson

Last month’s cover star Bryony Pitman catapulted into the world top 10 after winning an unprecedented three medals at the Antalya World Cup. Now in her 10th year as an international, and still only 25, the future is looking brighter

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Behinds the scenes at Gateway Feathers

Gateway Feathers is developing some very special vanes Gateway Feathers, based in Arizona, has specialised for over 50 years in feather vanes for archery, offering a complete process. Many archers still prefer turkey feathers for fletching arrows, especially indoors and

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Traditional bowmaking in the UK – learning the trade

In the second of a two-part series, Rob Jones looks at traditional bowmaking in the UK When I started looking into the home-grown talent of British bowmaking, I quickly found that I was only scratching the surface of the wealth of

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Should you shoot with both eyes open?

Roy Rose discusses if you should shoot with one eye or both eyes open Over the years, a number of discussion points have repeatedly arisen at clinics and seminars in conversations with elite shooters and a host of archers at

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How to take your bow abroad

If you’re ‘returning to normal’, here are our top tips for hassle-free travel  Most people have heard a few airline-baggage horror stories, and seasoned archers may have a fewof their own. For the pros, gear not turning up or being

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