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New year, new gear

Out with the old, in with the new! First up is what’s new in January JANUARY: WHEN ARCHERY GETS SERIOUS If you’re not gearing up specifically for a big indoor tournament, in which case it might be better to put

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Taking back control

Something that could be holding you back is right in your pocket. By John Stanley. Have you, recently, picked up your phone – or opened a new browser tab on your computer – intending to do one thing, and without

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Hacking the dark side

In Part 1 of a short series, Vanessa Lee decides to take up compound – and learns from the best Vanessa Lee is a former Canadian national team member for recurve, and also works as a commentator for World Archery.

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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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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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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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Crystal Gauvin’s guide to travelling to tournaments by plane

If you spend enough time in the sport, you’re bound to reach the point where can you no longer drive where you need to go with your bow. At this point you’ll need to pack up your bow for air

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The hard choice: training with the bow

Patrick Huston explains his approach to getting strong with the bow… How would you feel if I told you I could give you a fabulous shortcut to putting more arrows in the middle? What if I told you you could

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The third set with James Park

James Park examines whether the third set is critical to recurve competition. Is the third set in a match more important than the other sets? Archers lose score for many reasons. For example, they can lose points due to not

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Why field archery shouldn’t be overlooked

Shooting field teaches you skills that make you a better overall archer, says Chris Wells

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