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Top tips for winter archery maintenance

Essential winter maintenance – for you and your kit. By Rebekah Tipping A new year is historically the time for making resolutions and planning for the year to come. Nobody has lived through a year like 2020 before, which has

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How to be an Olympic archer

Could it be easier than you think? For many recurve archers, the pinnacle of a career is representing your country at a summer Olympic Games. This is an extremely difficult goal to achieve, and getting selected and then qualifying is

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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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Long distance shooting – a brief history

A very short history of long distance shooting. By Jan H Sachers. Targets have changed a lot throughout the history of archery. From birds to butts, from boards to bosses, archers everywhere have always proven very creative when it came

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Interview: Pierre Plihon

The French international Pierre Plihon opens up to Bow. Interview by Mimi Landström “How did I spend lockdown? In my apartment. Luckily I was able to put a target at 2m in my living room. And I had my dog!” 

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Intermediate compound: stepping up

Duncan Busby rates the current intermediate compound bows on the market. All sports have different spending options, depending on the brand name and quality of the item you’re buying, but for us archers it’s rarely as simple as picking up

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Indoor: 12 compound tweaks

Duncan Busby shows you how to squeeze out every last point on the way to 600. In recent years indoor archery has become about the pursuit for perfection; this indoor season alone has seen world records falling in the compound

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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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The importance of hydration

Many archers forget to keep themselves hydrated, and Ethan Lowry is here to tell you how crucial it is. To some observers, archery may not appear to be the most physically demanding of sports. Due to this assumption, we tend

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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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