archery

All-carbon arrows: a big problem

A ‘state of the nation’ plea from arrow builder Adrian Tippins At the end of 2020, Easton announced the sad news that it was stopping making the popular ACC and ACG hybrid shaft models. More disconcerting than that was the

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The Dawn of Archery: Mesolithic Bows from Denmark and Northern Europe

The finds that changed history. By Jan H Sachers, MA Even today’s archaeology, with its sophisticated modern technology, cannot answer the question: when was the bow first invented? It is, however, an established fact that the arrow pre-dated the bow

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2022 Vegas Shoot

Youth triumphs at the biggest show of all The largest and longest-running indoor tournament in the world returned in 2022, after a tournament-in-name-only effort last year, postponed from its February slot to April. From small beginnings in the 1960s, the

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The tell-tale heart

What the pulse tells us about endurance and emotion in archery. By Martin Dietrichs At the Tokyo Olympics, for the first time in a major international competition in addition to the arrow results the pulse of the athletes was shown in

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Zniper Zextant review

Andreas Phillip is impressed by a brand new button with some unique features Even though the button is an enormously important part of most recurve bows, the range of options available is not huge. The upper price range is dominated

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Bow strings: Getting it right

How much do you really know about your strings? By Andrew Smith There is a huge number of strings on the market, all claiming to improve your scores with unique selling points, to grab your attention. With so many choices

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Modelling arrows – how to select the best arrow for any situation

By Dr James Park In my recent article “Tips on optimising your field archery gear” in Bow 156, I noted that while I use X10s with my recurve bow on the target range, I use ACEs on the field course.

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Archery – navigating the new normal

Mimi Landström walks us through the new World Archery rule changes and how they will affect international competition With the past 19 odd months that everyone has been through around the world, we have all had to make adaptations to

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Why archery clothing matters

Why what you wear could mean the difference between winning and losing. By Joe Parker Can clothing improve your performance? You are unlikely to be surprised to learn that the answer is ‘yes’. Most articles concerning clothing and archery cover

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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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