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Bullseye! How to Get Started with an Archery Hobby 1

Posted on September 26, 2017 by Dixie Somers

Bullseye - How to Get Started with an Archery HobbyArchery has been with us from the dawn of civilization and is still very popular today. People practice archery for hunting, athletic competition, or purely for fun. Hitting a target comes fairly easily, but to get the best results, you have to choose the right equipment and spend time perfecting your skills. Here are some of the steps you should take to get started in this great hobby.

Learning Archery

To get off to the right start, you may want to take some lessons. A live instructor can help you maintain the right form, shoot more consistently, and aim correctly for better accuracy. For your first introduction to the sport, visit a dedicated archery shop instead of a standard sporting goods store. Archery store employees will have more relevant knowledge and experience. They may also have shooting ranges set up on site or offer instruction. You can also get a better idea of the products and costs involved.

Select the Right Equipment

Archery veterans can help you make the right equipment choices. It all depends on your own physical dynamics and what you’re hoping to accomplish. You might want crossbows for hunting or recurves for target shooting. You must take into account eye and hand dominance, as bows are made for either right-hand or left-hand use. Your physical characteristics will determine draw-string weight (resistance) and the length of your draw for selecting appropriate arrows. Consider accessories like quivers, wrist-guards, and modified sights. Visit a place like Kidron Sports Center and see what works best for your archery goals.

Find Archery Resources

Joining a local archery club is a good way to improve your skills and focus on the aspects of the sport that suit you best. Many archery clubs will allow you to rent and experiment with the four basic kinds of bow. They often hold competitions and social gatherings that will help you connect with experts, test your abilities, and establish friendships with those who share your interest. You can ask about and search on your own for websites, magazines, and other organizations to accelerate your progress. Read the rest of this entry →

How “The Hunger Games” Helped Archery as a Sport 1

Posted on September 01, 2016 by Scott Huntington

When you hear the word archer, some of the names you think about are Robin Hood, Legolas and the Green Arrow. However, credit for making archery cool in the U.S. goes to a different archer.

After the 2012 release of “The Hunger Games” showed audiences the heroics of Katniss Everdeen, portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, the popularity of archery in the United States soared. Children dressed up as little archers for Halloween. Young adults started reading again, starting with the book series for the movie.

It wasn’t just that Katniss Everdeen was an archer – archers have been portrayed in movies before. Robin Hood is a legendary thief, Legolas is a somewhat magical elf and the Green Arrow is a superhero.

What made Katniss so cool is how ordinary she was outside of her skill with a bow and arrow. She was just a regular teenager from the poorest district in her country, and out of nowhere, she won an annual, deadly competition. Katniss gave archery a new coolness it hadn’t quite experienced before.

The influence of “The Hunger Games” has reached near and far throughout the country, making archery something of a phenomenon. Read the rest of this entry →

Things to Consider When Trying to Choose the Right Archery Supplier 0

Posted on September 01, 2015 by Edwin Smith
Archery has become a popular outdoor sport.

Archery has become a popular outdoor activity.

There are so many different hobbies out there that can do wonders for a person’s stress levels. Finding the right hobby to participate in can be a bit overwhelming, but well worth the time that you put in. Archery is a great hobby and one that allows a person to completely forget about the stress in their life. Taking the time to get the right equipment to use for this activity will be more than worth it. In order to get the right supplies, you will have to make sure to find the right supplier in your area. The following are a few things to consider when trying to find the right archery Toronto supplier.

How Well Do They Know Their Products

The first thing you have to think about when trying to find the right supplier is how well they know the products they carry. Most beginners to the world of archery have a hard time figuring out exactly what they need to get started. By choosing a knowledgeable supplier, you will be able to find the things you need to get started in this thrilling hobby.

Can They Demonstrate How Things Work?

Another thing you need to consider when trying to find the right archery supplier is whether or not they will take the time to educate you on your purchase. For most beginners to the world of archery, finding a supplier that is able to walk them through the process of shooting a bow and adding accessories is a top concern. The more you are able to find out about how something works, the easier you will be able to use it when it comes to shoot. Finding the right supplier is not easy, but well worth the work that is put in. Read the rest of this entry →

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