28 Archery Practice Tips from the Pros

If you ask a group of archers for advice, you’re likely to get several different answers, and some of them may even be contradictory. In an effort to learn from the best, I’ve started gathering advice from professional archers. Here are 28 archery practice tips from the pros that are sure to guide you one … Read more

Is Barebow Archery in the Olympics?

While watching footage from the most recent Olympic archery competitions, I started to get curious about how the sport would be different with barebows instead of the well equipped Olympic recurve bows used by the Olympic archer. Is barebow archery in the Olympics? The Olympics do not offer a barebow archery event, but there is … Read more

How to Tell if an Arrow Spine is Too Weak or Too Stiff

Choosing the right arrow to achieve the best accuracy can be challenging sometimes. If you notice your arrows are all over the place, and you’ve already checked your form, your technique and your equipment, then arrow stiffness (or lack thereof) may be the problem. This stiffness, called the arrow spine, is crucial in the flight … Read more

Can You Convert a Left-Handed Bow to Right?

In archery, you have to choose a right-handed or left-handed bow depending on which of your hands and which of your eyes are dominant. But what if you inherit a left-handed bow and you know you are a right-handed archer – can the bow be converted from left-handed to right-handed? The answer isn’t a simple … Read more

How to Get the Right Archery Finger Tab Size: An Easy Guide

 Getting the right archery finger tab size is an important part of accumulating proper archery gear. A finger tab (or archer tab) protects the archer’s fingers from the bowstring, which can cause painful finger blisters and worse. The benefit of using a finger tab in archery is that it’s generally more comfortable and convenient than … Read more

How to Know How Far an Arrow Will Fly: A Simple Guide

One of the most important aspects of archery is distance and knowing how far an arrow will fly. Target archery, in particular, is based on the distance an arrow is shot and the accuracy of impact on the target. When archers cast an arrow (go through the shooting process), they can somewhat feel in the … Read more

Why Carbon Arrows Are Way Better Than Aluminum

Many recreational and even professional archers are not always sure which arrows are best, particularly between carbon and aluminum. Generally, the material of an arrow affects performance. Both carbon and aluminum arrows are used in archery, and they each have advantages. However, carbon arrows are a much better choice for performance than aluminum ones. Why … Read more

This is Why Arrows Have Different Colored Feathers

Whether it be for decoration or for purpose, arrows can have different colored feathers for several reasons.  Colored feathers attached to the ends of arrows distinguish the index feather, which orients the arrow to shoot straight.  While two feathers are the same color, the index feather will be a different color.      The feathers attached … Read more

Can Compound Bows Shoot Wood Arrows?

Shooting wood arrows from a compound bow is not recommended because the force generated from most compound bows are too powerful and can shatter your wooden arrow. Can compound bows shoot wood arrows?  Yes, but it’s STRONGLY NOT RECOMMENDED. The reason is that compound bows are mechanical and the force that it projects can shatter … Read more

Are Longbows Ambidextrous?

Manufacturers produce Longbows that are ambidextrous and can be used by left or right-handed archers. Are longbows ambidextrous?  Longbows can be manufactured without an arrow shelf making it ambidextrous for left-hand and right-hand archers.  While retailers do not usually carry a large selection of longbows with left-hand shelves, an ambidextrous longbow can be ordered and … Read more