Should barebow archers use sears?

Kristina Dolgilevica looks at sears and how barebows can – and can’t – use them As a barebow archer I personally find no need to employ any of the sear techniques, though I do teach them when requested. Many of

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Choosing barebow arrows

Kristina Dolgilevica offers advice on how to choose and gives her top picks. Many experienced barebow archers can find it a little overwhelming when shopping for or tuning arrows. When we buy equipment, we want to buy the best available

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Interview: Jake Kaminski

Bow talks to the Olympic silver medallist, now embracing barebow Jake Kaminski was a linchpin of the USA men’s recurve team in the last decade, and took team silver medals at both London 2012 and Rio 2016. He retired as

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Interview: Lina Björklund

The Swedish international opens up to Bow Lina Björklund is the current World Archery barebow field champion. The 2018 competition marked the third time she has won the world title, with a trophy cabinet bulging with other medals from a

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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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Best gear for barebow archery

Everything you need for ‘the true path‘. We compiled a ‘best of the best’ a few issues ago for recurve and compound. Needless to say, for our barebow issue (number 151), you can probably guess what we’re going to tackle.

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Online Archery Academy review

Mark Brown takes a look at an online course for recurve beginners. So you’re stuck at home dreaming about taking up archery, waiting for the clubs near you to reopen so you can start learning how to shoot, and take

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Review: The Art of Barebow Shooting and Its Mental Game

Victoria Williams reviews a niche how-to barebow guide When I was asked to review this book, The Art of Barebow Shooting And Its Mental Game, I was fully prepared to read yet another book written from the perspective of Olympic

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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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