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Making and tuning wooden arrows

Jaap Bolt takes us through his process It always astonishes me when I hear phrases from regular archers like: “I don’t put much effort in my wooden arrows because they will never be as good as carbon anyway.” And even:

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Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions, so send them in to john.stanley@futurenet.com Q: Can you explain a bit about what types of back tension release aids are available? And should I use one with a click? Duncan Busby says: Using

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Uukha XPro2

Andrew Smith goes long with the latest Uukha riser… The Uukha Xpro2 riser, new for 2019, is available in 25″ and 27″ versions. With a 30.5″ draw I was looking to upgrade my ageing Uukha Xprolite, and was all set

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Try not to break it: Sustainability in archery

What happens to all your old archery gear? Bow has a think Sustainability is a long-term issue that affects all of us. Products that are described as ‘sustainable’ are those that provide benefits while protecting the public health and environment

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Release the pressure

The ideal competition preparation for archers? Claire van Dijck investigates  In the Netherlands, archery has changed a lot over the years. Archery was once known as a sport played in bars, just like darts, but currently there are several regional

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Turning pro

Could you do it? Duncan Busby investigates. Turning professional is the dream of many archers; being able to do what you love day in and day out whilst earning a good living seems like the perfect job. Historically archery has

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The way of the bow

Bow paid a visit to the White Rose Kyudojo in London If you are a regular club archer, a Saturday morning at the White Rose, in a sports hall in south-east London, would not be that unfamiliar. The targets are

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Ask the experts

It’s that time again for our experts to answer your questions, so if you have any then please send them to john.stanley@futurenet.com Q: I usually shoot with a back tension release but it’s difficult to use in bad weather, would

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What’s on your bow: Antalya edition

Wonder what the elite were swinging in Turkey? This is your chance to find out. SERGIO PAGNI (ITALY) Reigning Vegas champion, twice a World Cup final winner Long sponsored by Hoyt, Sergio also has his own company that produces blades

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Compound in the Olympics: will it ever happen?

Will we see compound archery in the Olympics, and if so when? It is a common question in archery circles, and is entirely understandable from the perspective of compound shooters that see almost all modern competitions allowing multiple bowstyles. Yet

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