Welcome to our resources section. All these articles are here to help educate and pass on knowledge.
There should be something for everyone! From a basic introduction to the sport and it’s disciplines and styles, through to the fine details on different types of bows, and all the arrows and their many tips and what you use them for. Looking for an association in your state? We’ve got you covered with this exhaustive list…
Do you know your crossbow basics? Your compound basics?
What’s better a recurve or longbow? A compound or a recurve? Want to know which is best at what when it comes to the crossbow vs the compound bow?
We’ve covered worldwide competitions, slang, tips on choosing draw weight, draw length, bow size, handedness and eye dominance. There’s also a large guide to shooting technique which covers everything from your hand grip to the mental aspects of shooting a bow.
Have a browse and let us know if there’s anything you think we’re missing.
How important is the speed that your arrow travels at? What impact does this actually have on performance, and how can we calculate arrow speed?
Of all the parts of your arrow, the nock may seem to be the simplest. Appearing to be nothing more than a simple grooved piece of plastic, beginners to archery could be forgiven for overlooking the nock completely when examining an arrow for the first time.
While compound bows have many advantages, their myriad parts often make restringing them slightly more complicated than composite bows.
In recent years, more and more archers have been exploring the importance of an arrow’s FOC, or front of center weight. The FOC of an arrow represents how much of the arrow weight is found in its front half.
Practicing archery at a high level demands that certain muscle groups be conditioned and adapted to the sport.
Archery is a sport that requires proper technique and form in order for participants to get the most out of their practice. Whether you’re a beginner to the sport or looking to take your skills to the next level, it essentially goes without saying that consistent training is the best way for you to improve your shot.
Bow sights are sophisticated pieces of equipment that can help you shoot far more accurately. But what are they, and how should you use one?
Why shouldn’t you dry fire a bow? What happens? What even is it?
If you’re just starting out, you need to know what’s best for you. Don’t jump straight into the deep end, read this first.
An illustrated breakdown of a modern compound bow detailing all the different parts and what they do. Fundamental knowledge!
Left or right handed bows, what’s the difference and which one do you need? This depends on your dominant eye and dominant hand.
Our guide has explanations and tables of data to show you the best bow sizes for your physical height or your bow draw length (if you know it).
Deciding on your first bow, your next bow? Want to join a club? Ready to hunt? Writing a project? Just plain curious???
How much weight you want to pull? We break it down by body type and weight to give you a good indication of the best draw weight for you.
An illustrated epic list going through all the different types, classes, materials and styles of bows and crossbows available to archers and hunters.
There are three different types of crossbow scopes that are the most commonly used for crossbow hunting. They are multi-point reticle, red dot, and variable power scopes. The sight-in process for each of the different types are extremely similar, however, there are just a few variances that occur in the process for the different scopes.
So, which one is better? It depends on the situation you find yourself in. Are you using the bow for hunting, or solely for target shooting? Do you need to fire arrows at a great distance with great force, or rapidly at a shorter distance?
If you aren’t sure of the differences between acrossbow and a compound bow we outline facts, what each is best at!
Are you looking for other like-minded archers? Maybe a coach? Some local, state or national events or tournaments? We’ve compiled a list of all the archery associations we could find at both global, national level and for all 50 US states and you’ll find it here.
Tips and tricks to help you get the best from shooting your bow with proper archery form. From stance to follow-through all the steps explained.
If you’re taking a Hunter Safety course, you might well be faced with this question. There’s a quick answer and there are some things you should know.
If you aren’t sure of the differences between a traditional longbow vs a recurve we outline facts, what each is best used for, by whom, and for what reason!
What’s best? Recurve, compound or pistol? What’s the power stroke, what’s fpke mean? What accessories do you need?
Let-off, back wall, cam types, draw weights, IBO speeds, Axle to Axle, efficiency… confused? Let us explain.
Choosing the ideal arrow is a common problem for any archer. The length of the arrow depends on your physical size, your flexibility, and your technique. The correct arrow spine can depend…
We’ve compiled a collection of useful resources and links for you. These range from the bodies and organization that govern archery all the way down to blogs and related sites we’ve come across that we like and think you might like too….
AMO, ATA, Takedown, Stacking, Riser, Nock, Peep? Don’t know what they mean? Take a look in here.
Hey you’ve just kissed-out a fat shafter from the cherry with your trad rig. Got that?
Why does arrow length matter and what size should you go for?
To get the right bow, you need to know your draw length, what is it and how do you find it easily? Here is our guide.