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How to succeed in archery – having the Olympic mindset

What separates the good from the greatest – and how can you get there too. By Christopher Bruntsch  Let’s start with the basics; what are psychological skill techniques? A clinical definition is the constant practice of a specific psychological skill

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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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Review: Hoyt Xakt Limbs

Kristina Dolgilevica gets hands on with the latest intermediate ILF limbs First impressions matter, and these are a striking-looking pair of limbs indeed. An excellent and tasteful design with a soft matt finish which gives the product an ‘expensive’ look

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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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Setting up the Easton RX-7 arrow

Sponsored by… Easton’s RX-7 arrow shafts are proving to be one of the most popular and accurate new indoor arrows in history-both recurve and compound shooters love the RX-7 and are seeing great results, because it allows using the biggest

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I Made This – OCD Strings

Part 2 of a series on independent archery businesses. This week, Julie Bergen of OCD Strings, on the west coast of the USA.  I build custom bowstrings, specialising in single string bows (recurve & longbow). Each string is built for

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Ask the experts – stiff vs damped and other questions

Our expert panel answers your questions. Send yours to john.stanley@futurenet.com Question: My son shoots competitive compound target archery. He currently shoots a 30″ front bar of a larger diameter and my thought is to upgrade to a much smaller diameter

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Developing the perfect release

Alexandr Kalynichenko provides a deep dive into achieving the perfect recurve bowstring release. The bowstring release has always been considered as the most important element of an archer’s technique as it predetermines athlete’s performance. It is the cornerstone of archery

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Getting started in barebow field archery

An overview by Victoria Williams There is always a lot more to barebow archery than meets the eye. To score well at field archery with a barebow it’s not, as some might say, a matter of pointing in the right

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