Equipment

  • Bows

    the following bow types are the most commonly used in field archery, other types you will find in the handbook. English LongbowThis bow has straight limbs with nocks (the bits at the end where you attach the string) of self nature, horn, wood or plastic. There are no stabilisers, sights, arrow...
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  • Arrows

    What type of arrow to use is mainly dependent on the type and power of your bow. In general archers use wooden arrows for historical (traditional) bows, flatbows and recurves up to a certain power, arrows made from aluminium, carbon or a mixture of both are used for stronger recurves and compound bows. Be prepared to test several models, lengths and weights of arrows before you find the perfect match.
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  • Quiver

    Well, what can we say? It’s not about the fashion statement what quiver to wear, it’s about practicality. A quiver has one function and one function only: hold your arrows and perhaps a few utensils. Otherwise it is a question of personal preference for e.g. a back quiver (which is carried over your shoulder = on your back), a side quiver (dangling at your side from a belt), a pocket quiver...

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  • Armguard / Glove

    Armguards: Its two main purposes are to protect the forearm and wrist area from the bowstring and to keep bulky sleeves from catching the bowstring in cold weather.Gloves or Tabs : A...

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