Effect of weather on archery video

Some of you may have already seen this but found this video on how weather, especially wind affects the archer and shooting.

Being a traditional archer using wooden arrows and feather fletching, I can concur that wet weather has a huge effect on feather fletching and wind does throw them off too.

Some good advice in the video is to manage your expectations. If the weather is bad you aren’t likely to break any records. Also when going to a shoot check the weather forecast, so you know if you need wet weather clothing, or sun block if sunny (not a problem that many British archers have suffered from this year)

You can find Michael Pearte website here.

Thanks for reading

House packing verses Olympic archery

I am finding it very hard to pack in readiness for our house move with the Olympic archery on 🙂

The BBC are giving great coverage to the games and even though I shoot field and not target archery as being shown on the TV it is great to see the greater hobby having this kind of coverage.

The other thing is it has been fantastic watching the team events and now individual rounds. The weather played a part yesterday with some very heavy rain showers and then bright sunshine.

Sadly Team GB haven’t done too well so far.

Good luck to all and thanks for reading.