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18th century archery clubs – a history of the rules of regulations

How clubs made rules and kept house in the 18th century. By Kristina Dolgilevica For the past few years the subject of my ongoing historical research project has been the archery societies of the late 18th century England and Wales.

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The essential guide to Vanes

Adrian Tippins provides an essential guide to Vanes Introduction Whether we’re shopping online or in store we are affronted by hundreds of vanes of all sizes and shapes. This can often lead to option paralysis. The confusion leads a lot

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Essential outdoor kit for archery

Field generally needs more kit than target. Here’s the lowdown. All archers will be familiar with the need to carry a set of equipment around. Field archery, due to the more complex and unforgiving environment requires another level of self-sufficiency

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Getting started in UK field archery

Alex Tyler offers some valuable advice on getting started – or getting back into field archery – in the UK. Britain is staying at home and finding new ways to pass the time. While not able to shoot, I decided

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ATA Trade Show 2020: Part Two of our report on new kit

Over 8,500 people from 31 countries attended the 2020 ATA Trade Show in Indianapolis to get a glimpse of all the latest kit on the archery market. See what you can add to your kit! In the first part, we

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Tiller and Bracing Height: Going Deep

Is tiller and bracing height really that important? Andrew Smith investigates. With a modern three piece recurve bow, we do not hold the bow in the centre. This means that we do not draw the limbs back evenly; if the

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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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Arrows: dynamic behaviour

Dr. James Park explains just what happens on the way to the target. Arrows do rather a lot in the few moments they spend in the air. They flex vertically and laterally, rotate about their centre of mass in both

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How to solve eye dominance problems

Having a dominant eye can be a problem, but Ethan Lowry explores how it doesn’t have to be. Eye Conditions As you visualise your target, before you even pick up a bow, the calculations have already been starting in your

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KTA: An introduction

Kristina Dolgilevica took a second trip to Korea to learn traditional archery, and gave us a taste. Korean traditional archery (KTA), much like Japanese kyudo, descends from both martial and ceremonial practices. Thanks to various Imperial campaigns to preserve archery

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