If you just started taking up archery as a hobby then you are in for a treat! Archery us a very fun sport that anyone can start learning regardless of age or body build. It can be a bit daunting at first, that's a given, but once you get the hang of it you will never want to let go of your bow. And to help you get on track to becoming an eagle-eyed sharpshooter, here are some tips on how to get your act together as a beginner archer.
The first thing that you need to do is choose a style of bow. There are basically three different types of bows: the traditional longbow, the recurve bow
, and the compound bow. The designs for the wooden long bow and recurve bow
has not changed much since ancient times, and they still shoot arrows the same way. There are recurves though that are made from aluminum and carbon fiber that look like it came from a spaceship, but the materials are all that changed about it. The compound bow is the newcomer of the bunch, and it actually looks like a machine rather than a bow. The compound bow utilizes a system of pulleys to make it easier to draw the bowstring back. All of them have their own share of pros and cons, so it's up to you to decide which do you think is suitable for your use.
Once you have decided on the type of bow, then it's about time you buy one. Since you are still a beginner at archery, you should get one of the lower end models and then upgrade to a more powerful one as your skills progress; it is suggested that you pick a recurve bow
because it is in the middle in terms of ease of use and in price.
Having a good and stable stance is important in archery because it will keep your body steady while lining up for a shot. Your legs should be relaxed and not too stiff, your feet need to be parallel to the target and around a foot and a half apart. And then try drawing your bow unloaded and fire a couple of test shots. Keep practicing your stance until it becomes second nature to you.
And the most important thing that you need to remember when starting at archery is that you should enjoy yourself as much as you can.
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