Indoors versus Outdoors

Now that we reach the time of year that many archers are starting to look to shooting outdoors it is always frustrating to this writer how maligned indoor shooting is. I appreciate that it has been, for many, a long … Read More

Q: How hard should I pull on the stops?

A: A world class compound archer once said that their whole focus at full draw was to try and pull the axles out of the limb and this should give you an indication as to the level you should be … Read More

Q: Is head position important when shooting?

A: Head position is integral to good posture. Remember that your head will fit in and you have an almost infinite amount of control over its movement. You will see novice and intermediate archers altering their full draw position, hunching … Read More

Measuring performance

Some measures of performance Can we glean information about how we are performing from specific outcomes and trends in results? The short answer is, of course, yes, but interpreting results can require some lateral thinking and almost sooth sayer like … Read More

Does it matter how I hold a release aid?

This is such an important question which is never really touched upon.. How you hold the release aid is going to affect how you anchor, i.e how your hand interacts with your jaw line. Also it is going to affect … Read More

Automatic Skill

Archery is a well-learnt, closed skill. A closed skill is one where the individual performing the skill does not manipulate the performance with respect to any outside effects. Unlike, for example, a footballer, who has a multitude of different shots … Read More