I recently bought this book (Idiot Proof Archery-How to Shoot Like a Pro) on a trip to Wales Archery. But I had first seen a copy about a year ago whilst competing at the Scottish championships. Some of my club members from Artemis had a copy and were promoting its content.
I like the style of writing, as it makes the book an easy read. It also means you can easily put it down and pick it up or flick through.
I think it gives good advice for those wanting to improve and I found the Dos and Don’t chapter particularly informative and insightful. Another thing is if you are a coach or interested in developing coaching skills there is some good advice and tips throughout the book on things to look out for in your students.
I particularly like the quick key points tips in the margins.
I would classify myself as a traditional archer in many ways, in so far as I shoot mostly wooden arrows from bows without sights. I have a compound and carbon arrows for my recurve, sights etc but prefer instinctive shooting, which means some of the material and subject matter covered is not as relevant. Having said that I still found this very insightful and in short a good read.
Images can be a little small but they succeed in getting the messages across. the one thing I think is lacking is an index of content to aid in finding topics.
I’ve included a link to Amazon below but as I said I bought my copy from Wales Archery, which is a great little shop in Crick, Monmouthshire.
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