Bow International magazine (Issue 132)

Couple of interest articles in the latest issue of Bow International magazine (Issue 132)

Bow International magazine (Issue 132) – Arrows

One by Adrian Tippins provides some guidance on and advice on arrow selection for beginners to professional. It doesn’t cover wooden arrows but does give some general advice on what to consider and to look out for.
The other article might be of interest to those curious about arrows from the Middle Ages . Written by Jan D Sachers I think is the first part 1 of what I guess will be a series of articles.

Bow International magazine (Issue 132) Middle Ages article

I’m quite looking forward to reading the next part.
Thanks for reading.
Close up of Sharon shooting

Whats your top 3

I’m calling all the archery coaches and instructors out there for your input please.

If you coach complete beginners or nationals champions, traditional archer or Olympic recurve. I’m trying to compile some coaching materials on two main topics, one being the most common faults you encounter and the other being areas of improvement you target with your students.

So can I ask you, what you think are the 3 top or most common faults that you encounter when coaching archers?

Maybe you think its’ stance, or release? What about consistency in anchor?

Secondly what are the top 3 things that you think make the greatest impact on improving someone you are coaching?

Likewise this might be associated with shot sequence or simply slowing down? What about equipment and tuning?

The list is endless and I’m looking forward to hearing your input

Thanks for reading.

Broken nock

Arrow making and repair tip on removing broken nock

I’ve been doing some repairs on some club Mybo Cadet arrows and I’d like to share this tip with you. Following a coaching session we had quite a few broken nocks.

Broken nock

Broken nock

When a nock breaks leaving a section in the shaft, it can be hard to remove. I found taking a small screw and carefully screwing it into the broken part of the nock can help. You can then use a pair of pliers to grip the screw and with a bit of puling it should come lose with the broken part of the nock attached.

broken nock removed

broken nock removed

It might take a couple of attempts but be patient, it should work.
Thanks for reading.