Category: traditional archery

Shoot Report – 3DA Tophat Classic

Shoot Report – 3DA Tophat Classic

3D target set up for shoot off

Archery 3DA series

Archery 3DA series
The other weekend Sharon and I had the opportunity to shoot a different style of archery competition to the normal NFAS shoots we attend. We shot a couple of the rounds of the 3DAs, being hosted at Long Eatons grounds. You can find the full details of the 3DA tournaments on their website https://www.3darchery.co.uk/So for us it would have a different scoring system, a different…

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Hardest lessons to learn in archery – How chan…

Hardest lessons to learn in archery – How changing your stance, changes your view from the peg

View from the peg of a 3D squirrel

Unlike other archery societies where you have to have a clear shooting lane to the target, in the National Field Archery Society the course layer can make use of the trees and other terrain to make a shot challenging.

This means that so long as the shot is safe and the archer can see the majority of the kill zone on the target, the shot is permissible. Though I do have to say that some course…

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Shoot Report – National Field Archery Society …

Shoot Report – National Field Archery Society Championships – May 2018

Despite best efforts I do miss

Archers gathering for the NFAS 3D championships

Archers gathering for the NFAS 3D championships

Sorry all , I have been pretty slow on writing up shoot reports recently as been focusing on the coaching articles for the “Hardest things in archery series”.  I think I have two or three shoot reports to type up, so please be  patient.
Anyways in May 2017 the Organised Chaos teamwere setting one of the courses for the NFAS 3D championships. If…

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Shoot Report – Windrush – April 2018

Shoot Report – Windrush – April 2018

there were areas carpeted with primroses

Windrush shoot with archers massing.

Windrush shoot with archers massing.

Apologies to all readers and followers to this site for the delay in writing this shoot report up. Life has been doing it’s best to keep me busy but here it is at last.
The calendar may have showed as an April Sunday, but I think all who attended will agree it felt more like early February with the biting wind making temperature stay in the single figures all…

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Quick tip on brace height check

Quick tip on brace height check

Sharons bow and arrow set up

Showing the brace height and cresting

Showing the brace height and cresting

We all know how important it is to have your bow setup right and ensure it is at the correct brace height. I wanted to offer a quick tip to all archers out there for checking your brace height on your bow, which doesn’t involve having a rule.

When I made up the last batch of arrows for Sharon, I crested them in colours to match her fletchings, are pink and…

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A few photos showing the field course at druid…

A few photos showing the field course at druids this weekend. Thank you for a great week

Hardest lessons to learn in Archery – Drawing …

Hardest lessons to learn in Archery – Drawing down

Me trying to remember to shoot

So for the first of the “Hardest lessons to learn in Archery” articles I promised I am going to go with one of the most popular topics drawing down, sometimes called coming down from a shot. These articles are designed to help archers and are based on a survey and poll I posted on Facebook and Tumblr, where I asked what archers found the hardest.
So drawing down is when you have drawn up to your…

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Equipment Review – Goblin Snot Paint

Equipment Review – Goblin Snot Paint

Finished arrows in the sun

Goblin Snot paints

Goblin Snot paints

Okay, so this is not one of the most pleasant sounding products I have encountered, but if you can look past the name you can have pretty decent paint.
Lee Ankers of Heritage Longbowswas kind enough to provide me with same sample colours (pink, white, orange and purple) to try out. There are obviously other colours but these would prove to provide a good selection as it…

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Carry a simple first aid kit

Carry a simple first aid kit

First Aid Kit

It is the time of year when the days have been getting longer and we are out more often. Some will be out on two day shoots, camping in some beautiful British countryside, or maybe course laying in readiness for the shoot.  The downside of the warmer days is it results in me having to start taking antihistamine tablets due to slight hay fever and possibility of insect bites.
I’m pretty lucky, as…

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The Push Archery Podcasts

The Push Archery Podcasts

The Push podcast

The Push Podcasts

The Push Podcasts

 It’s been a while since I’ve written a review, other than shoot reports,  so here goes, hopefully you’ll find it useful and interesting. This is kind of a part literature review and general review as I am going to be reviewing a podcast site, which some of you may already be aware of. In recent months I’ve been listening to The Push Archery podcasts.
Here is a link to their…

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