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International archery judge Graham Potts interview

Graham Potts has been at the forefront of international judging for a while, and was back in the technical team in Tokyo. He talks to Sophie Meering. Tell us what you did in Tokyo My role at these Games was

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Ask the Experts: best exercises for a return to archery

Our expert panel answers your questions. QUESTION: I went and shot (compound) for the first time in a year or so. I currently shoot 40lb, and my shoulders are struggling. What are the best exercises for returning to form? ANSWER:

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Zerofit Base Layers review

Bow looks at some Japanese technology to keep you shooting when the temperature drops. A base layer is designed to be the piece of clothing closest to your skin and should keep warmth in and wick away sweat. Bow recommended

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The history of archery attire

What to wear on the shooting line? Something fashionable, of course. By Jan H Sachers.  La Belle Assemblée was an early British women’s magazine published from 1806 until 1837, when it was merged with the Lady’s Magazine and Museum. and

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Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions. Send them in! Question: Is there a point where the Easton arrow spine chart just doesn’t work anymore? I shoot 38lb but I’m quite small and have 24in arrows, and I simply can’t find

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Can compound help with recurve archery?

Can compound help your recurve shooting? Crystal Gauvin says absolutely. It’s common in the sport of archery for people to pick a bow type and stick with it for the duration of their career. Those who don’t start on the

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Review: BOWdometer

Rebekah Tipping runs the numbers The goal of archery is to produce the same technique consistently, and there are a few devices on the market right now that promise to monitor your training and help you progress with your shooting

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Review: The Art of Barebow Shooting and Its Mental Game

Victoria Williams reviews a niche how-to barebow guide When I was asked to review this book, The Art of Barebow Shooting And Its Mental Game, I was fully prepared to read yet another book written from the perspective of Olympic

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The Finsbury Marks

Once, a huge swathe of London was an archery range. By Hugh Soar Archery practice in the 1500s was governed by statute and, with certain exceptions, all males were required to take part, with – it has to be said

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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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