After much recently arrow bending I looked into how to straighten arrows. My first port of call suggested building a jig with straight pieces of wood, clamps and something to go inside to push against the bend. Had my aim been to snap an arrow in half then this would have been a great idea, […]Read More Straightening Arrows
No, I don’t have sudden delusions about my abilities and, no, I have not started entering big competitive events. But, I did shoot in my club championship. If I am honest it wasn’t really a lot different to a normal shoot, a little more formal but not much else. However, it was a bit more […]Read More Competitions and Unsolicited Advice
The traditional season for outdoor shooting is coming to an end in the very near future, especially disappointing as it has been so short. Many clubs will be left wondering what is to come from the traditional indoor shooting that is coming up. Given the restrictions on the spacing of bosses, and the fact that […]Read More Archery this Winter
50m. How frustrating is it to shoot 50m? Especially with an 80cm target face. Here are my scores at 50m: WA 50m – 73 (from 6 dozen arrows) Short Metric I – 114 (from 3 dozen, then 228 at 30m with the other 3 dozen) Short Metric I – 138 (3 dozen, then 239 at […]Read More My Nemesis!
So, the idea is that you get a long rod to move the centre of gravity of your bow to just in front of the riser so it stays stable. You get the side rods to spread the weight out so the bow stays upright. You get the V-bar and an extender to link it […]Read More Bow Stabilisation
I’ve recently restarted archery after around 5 years off from the sport and it’s an interesting experience. First of all a little background. About 5 years ago I was made redundant from a well paid job in data analysis and struggled to find something new. Really struggled. In the end I started a university course […]Read More Returning to Archery
Finally got back to archery yesterday after a year to eighteen months off and it felt good. Well yesterday it felt good, today I just feel sore. No scoring this time, just practise. Shooting at a Portsmouth face and I got mostly red and gold so pretty good after a long lay off. Should be going […]Read More Archery, finally.
Ok, I didn’t make it to archery on Saturday. I made the huge mistake of trying to get to the club with the help of Sat-Nav and ended up sitting in traffic through the City until my patience ran out. I’m booked in to go again this Saturday so hopefully that will work out better. […]Read More Archery and driving
Tomorrow I go back to my archery club (2020 Archery in London) for my first shooting session in nearly 18 months after various things (i.e. life) stopped me going. I’ve checked out my kit (Hoyt Horizon riser, Samick limbs @ only 20lbs, although with a 32″ draw more like 28lbs on the fingers) and everything […]Read More Thoughts on returning to archery.