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Roll out the barrel

Hugh Soar looks back over the history of the barrelled arrow Of the five arrow profiles recovered from the Tudor warship Mary Rose, two are of particular note; those that taper from a thicker centre to both head and string

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Making and tuning wooden arrows

Jaap Bolt takes us through his process It always astonishes me when I hear phrases from regular archers like: “I don’t put much effort in my wooden arrows because they will never be as good as carbon anyway.” And even:

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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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Fairweather tab

The archery tab designed by the 2000 Olympic gold medallist has been gaining some major fans, including Arne Metzlaff At the European Games this year, Simon Fairweather posted a graphic on Facebook pointing out that the top four men in

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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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Complete guide to: recurve stabilisation

Andrew Smith weighs up your options. Despite all the technical papers on recurve stabilisation, when you ask top coaches and archers about their stabilisation set up and how they arrived at their current configuration, all of them will say that

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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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Archery books

The essential archery library you need – and whyBy Emma Davis and Tom Hall With Winning in Mind Author: Lanny BasshamPublisher: Mental Management Systems, first published 1988 With Winning in Mind is a manual for the Mental Management System developed

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Complete guide to: compound stabilisation

By Duncan Busby, who likes to keep things balanced. Look along any shooting line and you will see an entire row of stabilisers pointing towards the target. These are not actually essential to shoot a bow, but you will see

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Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions. Send yours to john.stanley@futurenet.com Q: I’ve noticed that whenever I shoot a perfect end I tend to follow this up by shooting badly in my next end. What’s going on? Duncan Busby says: You

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