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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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GBR wins six spots for Tokyo 2020

The majority of places for Olympic competition at Tokyo 2020 were handed out at the World Championships in Den Bosch, Netherlands. For Great Britain’s men’s team of Tom Hall, Patrick Huston and Alex Wise, they managed to qualify in eighth

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Q&A: How to settle into a competition setting

Alistair Whittingham shares his top tips for combating competition nerves and settling into the game quicker

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Nîmes: From the inside

Rebekah Tipping tells us what it’s like to shoot in Nîmes against the best – and what she took home from the experience

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