American – 3rd July

Just a quick thank you to everyone who came along to our 4th of July celebration shoot on Sunday 3rd July. Our first competition in nearly 3 years!

usa-flag-830720_1920Many thanks to the field party, the archers, our “hanging judge” Field Captain, our own authentic American, our fancy dress contestants and to the tourney organizers mum (mom?) for keeping the tourney organizer focused on what was important … the food. Hotdogs, Twinkies, muffins, fruit (….. fruit?), enough chocolate to make weight watchers head office cry, coffees/teas and a variety of soft drinks had everyone wondering was dinner still an option.

The weather stayed 99% dry, the field was solid underfoot and you can’t ask for much more in Glasgow in the summer. Hopefully we will have a whole bushel of pictures up on the Glasgow Archers Facebook page very soon.

It was great to see visiting archers back at GA and we look forward to getting yo’all back soon. Don’t be strangers ya’hear!

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Image by DWilliam from Pixabay

Archers Elbow

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what do you get if you shoot a training bow without a bracer?

Archery is a physical activity and its inevitable we as archers will suffer minor injuries. Skelf’s (wood splinters) from frames, shoulder aches, bruising from string slap (see right) are common. Less common are strains from moving heavy bosses, which admittedly are more likely if you don’t take care. Extremely rare is having bosses fall on you or stabbing yourself in the leg with an arrow! However, one of the most insidious, annoying archery related injuries we can suffer is “Archers Elbow”.
Yes, we have our own named injury!

You may know this injury as Tennis Elbow but archery was around long before tennis and since we suffered it first – OUR injury! More formally this is known as lateral epicondylitis and is caused by repeated contractions of, or excessive strain to, the muscles in the forearm. These stress the tendons attaching the forearm muscles to the outside of your elbow causing tiny tears. You will know all about this injury when you try to grip something, turn a handle or hold your caf. Pain and often weakness will radiate out from the outside of your elbow and into your forearm and wrist. This can persist for months especially if you keep doing what caused the problem … like drawing your bow.

stop-shooting-mySo what can you do about this? The bad news is only rest and abstention from what caused the problem will cure the issue. If this was shooting, you need to put the bow away. You’re done for a while! Now I can already hear the cries of grief but good people, be of good cheer. You can mitigate the problem and speed up the down time by getting some advice and some physiotherapy because physio’s have been dealing with this for decades … even if some of that advice gets a little strange and possibly suspect.

Note: This article IS NOT medical advice. I’m a whiny archer Jim, not a doctor! Talk to a physio for proper guidance and treatment of your injury. This is just a heads up in what to expect.

Most common advice from physio’s involves rest. It takes time to heal so patience will be required as things calm down over the first 1-2 weeks from the time of the injury. Ibuprofen will reduce inflammation as will icepacks 2-3 times a day for 15 mins at a time. Try not to aggravate the injury doing things that hurt. Worth waiting these 1-2 weeks before seeing a physio as they like the injury to have moved on from the initial trauma.

Next up exercises. Now this does sound a bit counter intuitive, given it was exercise that caused the injury but as archery is mostly counter intuitive: Meh, bring it on! After the rest, small weights (1-2kg) and wrist exercises to strengthen the forearm and by association the tendons is the advice. Stronger tendons will be less likely to fail under stress. Stretching the forearm with non weight wrist exercises will help. Also a little frictional massage to break up the fibres in the tendon and stop them sticking together. Be aware it hurts! This is pretty much the main stream advice you will get from a physio.
Your Mantra needs to be: Patience. Rehab. Patience. Rehab.

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Dentist or Physio stainless steel is never good!

And then there’s YouTube. Do a search for Tennis Elbow on the indispensable advice platform and you get videos out the wazoo! This is a Buyer Beware moment. There’s videos on correct fitting of the elbow strap (which in theory protects the damaged tendons by forcing your arm to use a different part of the tendon). More intensive deep massage using metal “scrapers” (Graston Technique). KT tape (Kinesiology Tape – sometimes referred to as “the placebo that works”!). Extreme stretching. Heat to promote healing. More radical exercises than noted above. Ultrasound therapy. Finally and probably the most bizarre on YT, a massage gun. Think hand drill that pummels you with rapid impacts. The logic behind this is a tad bizarre but seems to involve lengthening and shortening tendons with massage (read repeated impacts) and somehow promoting healing through blood flow (aka bruised to heck).

The most radical cure is surgery. The operation involves making a cut above the bone on the side of your elbow. The damaged piece of tendon is removed and the unattached end of the tendon is reattached to your elbow. Takes 3-6 months to heal and you’ll be doing exercises for up to a year. Pretty drastic and only done in extreme cases.

At GA we’ve had a few archers go down with this problem recently. In one case it was 4 months rest and he is back shooting limited arrows on somewhat reduced poundage. In the other, physio/exercises/ibuprofen and frictional massage including the steel tools! Two months in, about 80% of the pain has gone. Currently he’s playing with training bows and shooting them disturbingly well. Our Vice-Chair is never one to hang around.

So to sum up … get some advice, expect to be out for a while, rehab is boring & monotonous and finally be patient. This is a nasty injury for archers and needs time to heal. If you have this, although we want to see you back on the shooting line, it shouldn’t be before you are ready to chase those badges once more pain free.

References: (Boots products shown because we all know the brand, not because we’re on commission! ;o)

Lateral Epicondylitis
Boots Tennis/Golf Elbow Strap
Boots Massage Gun
Graston Technique
Kinesiology Tape

OnForm – Video Analysis

“O, wad some Power the giftie gie us. To see oursels as others see us!” … Robert Burns

A really good coaching tool (other than a whip! ;o) is video analysis. Film of your shot shows you what your coach is seeing. Its so much easier for him to explain a problem and for you to understand the issue when he can literally point at it. In your smart phone or pad is a camera good enough to give high resolution imagery at a pretty good frame rate. Unfortunately these cameras were not really designed for analysis or slo-mo but that’s where a handy coaching app can be your friend.

logo onfomOnForm is, as they say on their webpage, a Video analysis app and coaching solution for instant feedback. What it does is allow your phone/pad to record you in 1080p/240 frames a second then play that back as slow as you like right down to frame by frame! There are also some built in tools to allow drawing temporary lines on the screen in different colours so you can mark positions and movement through a shot. The 240 frames a second framerate is fast enough for the arrow to be in shot for 3-4 frames when departing which is not too shabby. This can let you see what you are doing as the arrow leaves the bow. In addition, side by side comparison of film is available as is the slightly disconcerting feature they call “skeleton tracking”!

Sounds fantastic …. so what’s the downside:
The iPhone version is free to download but requires a subscription for the full functionality. This can be got round and so be free to use. However a free version will only allow you to retain 10 videos in its memory. This can be mitigated by importing film from your camera roll, reviewing, deleting and then if required, recalling from the trash bin. The skeleton tracking is fun to look at – it superimposes arm/leg bones over your image to show alignment – but it doesn’t really work for archers, intended as it was for golfers! <spit> The side by side analysis is good but tends to be a tad small on a phone. This might be much better when used on a pad although we didn’t have the software on a pad to evaluate. It does require a pretty recent version on IOS so older iPad/iPhone won’t always run the app.
The Android version is client only and doesn’t function without a coaches iPhone version (paid) feeding it data which is unfortunate. “You must be invited by a coach or friend to use the Android version. OnForm for Android is a LITE version for coached athletes/students. You can only create an account using an Apple device.” A free account might be able to share their 10 videos with an android client but this we haven’t tried yet.

With the paid versions of the iPhone software, there is a lot more functionality available especially much more storage space and ability to create coach/pupil networks. This is after all a tool for professional coaches. All of the stuff available, if you fork out for the subscription, can be found noted here. For most of us though, access to the slo-mo function, the comparison option and the line drawing utility is probably enough for this to be a hugely useful self analysis tool and of course .. FREE ALWAYS BE GOOD! Links below if you want to have a look at the webpage and downloads although as noted the android version just doesn’t seem to work the same way as the iPhone version making it useless except as a client to a paid account.

Case Study: So our Vice-Chair was off to coaching a few months ago. In between the arguing, banter, mocking and caf breaks, 3 consecutive shots were recorded via the app by Coach Mather for examination. What was discovered was pretty surprising. Our very experienced V-C has a forward release. Its so fast you can’t see it in real time as it happens in a 1/10th of a second but its scarily obvious at 240fps. Amusingly, he couldn’t argue the evidence, and Michael got a clean W with this coaching observation.

References:

OnForm Website with a lot more detail on functionality plus pricing for an account
OnForm on the Apple Store
OnForm on the Google Store

Moving Your Sight

Unless new kit is involved, every archer should have sight marks for each range they intend to be shooting. Its easy, in practice note down in a notebook or phone the setting on your sight for each range and after that, straight out of the box, you can hit gold at every distance! Except its not that simple (as if anything in archery ever is).

Today is extremely unlikely to be the same weather-wise as the day you got your sight mark. Colder, heavier air drags on the arrow and they will shoot lower. Warmer, lighter air will buoy the arrow and it will shoot higher. Strong direct sunlight can affect things. Stiffer left/right breezes will blow arrows about. And finally stronger or weaker headwind/tailwinds will change lift and drag. And therein lie-eth the problem. The sight mark number you have is only the starting point for that days shooting, even if you have a range of values for differing conditions at that range. You will have to adjust your sight for todays conditions BUT how you adjust is important.

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Nice group … now move your goddamn sight!

Some archers chase the arrows. Moving their sight every end as they constantly adjust to the variance in the group or even just for rogues moving about the face. Others don’t move the sight at all, trusting that their mark is reliable and they need to stick with what’s written down. And that’s the conundrum. When to move the sight and when not to!

If you are moving the sight every end in a very reactive way, you increasingly have no idea where you are actually aiming. The variables are building up i.e. the wandering aim point, fatigue, conditions, frustration. At this point if you are hitting anywhere consistently, its a miracle. Equally if you are not moving your sight to adjust for, say, an obviously too low sight mark, you are leaving points on the floor that should be on your scorecard. Something even the best archers can fall foul of!

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that sight mark might work today … ps the face is on upside down!

So how do you decide when to move the sight? Be aware of the conditions. A range of values for each distance shot when warm and cold is useful. If you feel a change in the weather, be ready to make a change on your sight. Pay attention to your ends especially over time. A stiffening breeze will affect your arrows no matter the direction. If your arrows are drifting lower, you feel a chill and you thought the shots dynamic. Move the sight down. You’ve just recently taken a layer off, all your arrows are drifting higher and those shots felt good .. sights up boys!
Just be aware of your own form. Forward releases, dropping the bow arm or flinches might be the problem rather than conditions. Just don’t make change after change after change without at least a couple of ends to let the changes settle in.
Note: Gusting winds necessitate aiming off rather than moving the pin as the gusts are pretty variable and you can always shoot in the gaps between gusts. Cranking the sight pin left or right might not help except in cases of a constant breeze.

Being proactive in archery is good. Just don’t be too proactive with your adjustments or too intransient for that matter. Sight marks are a good starter for 10 but outdoor archery is always at the mercy of conditions that exist right now. The weather gods can be harsh and you need to be a bit flexible outdoors even when you have “The big book of sight marks” to hand! ;o)

Beginners Courses

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very experienced noobs

Since we were all beginners once, every archer currently affiliated with Archery GB has done a beginners course. Its hard to believe looking at some our “they know everything” members but once upon a time they were noobs.
The beginners course is probably the first time the future archer gets to experience what archery is really about. “Come and Tries” at Centre Parcs or shooting a few arrows at a highland games might give you a taste … but archery is a lot more than “pull string – let go”. It probably makes sense to you that you need shown how to shoot a bow properly which you guess will take, what? … 5 minutes … but what about all the other stuff? Why is a beginners course required and so long (3 sessions at about 90mins a session) when its rarely needed to enter other sports? Well, we have beginners courses for 3 reasons:

Firstly: How to shoot a bow. Archery is akin to going to the gym where instructors will make sure you know how to use the weights safely and don’t hurt yourself. Archery is the same. The stance you need to take. The way to hold the bow. How to load the bow. How to efficiently draw the string back. How much weight you are safely able to draw and hold. How to aim. How to let go (harder than you think) and where that hand goes after it lets go. Its a lot to take in and its a lot to remember but this is the core of what we do. And while practice does make perfect, getting the basics down very early is important. Bad habits acquired now will be frustrating later. Here we are trying instil in you the basics of the correct way to shoot. It’s a starter for 10 in your archery development, something you will refine with practice but a solid basis now will help you enjoy archery more. Its virtually guaranteed the first time everything comes together properly and feels right – the arrow will fly straight from bow to the centre of the target and you will justifiably feel like Robin Hood … Now, do it again! ;o)

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beginners course graduates – safe, polite and hitting gold

Secondly: Etiquette. Now that might sound a little odd but there needs to be order about how archers move about the shooting line, the kit and each other. Without these rules (think highway code for archery) there would be chaos in the confined area of an archery line. You need to know when to approach the line and when not to. Where the shooting line, waiting line or tent line are and what they are for. The ways you need to be “polite” to your fellow shooters (gossip is not affected). Not to touch other peoples bows without asking permission (honestly, REALLY important!). How and when to pull arrows from a target and how to score. All this becomes second nature after a short while making shooting completely drama free … at least outside all the hysterics for poor scores or shots. ;o)

Lastly: Safety. Archery is an inherently safe sport. According to various studies in the USA, golfers suffer 3 times more injuries (per thousand participants) than are experienced by archers and our figures include bow hunting. US insurance rates for archery ranges are equivalent to badminton clubs! How safe archery would be if hunting was excluded might make it the safest sport in the world. With that in mind you need to absorb the safety procedures that archers obey virtually on a subconscious level. What the whistle signals mean. Why is everyone shouting “FAST”? Why can’t I stand here? Can that guy with the whistle tell me to stop doing what I’m doing? Archery is never at home to unsafe situations and we pride ourselves on just how safe we as a sport are. This is your grounding in being safe.

Once you pass your beginners course, you get a certificate. AGB now recognizes you have the knowledge archery requires of you and you can apply to join any AGB affiliated club. There are 17 in and around Glasgow and down the west coast but obviously, if you do a course with us, we hope you’ll want to stay. We have a great field, a dedicated and experienced team running the club and honestly our vice chair isn’t that bad! :o)

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If you are thinking about archery as a possible future passion, we run courses a couple of times a year. The next is likely to be when we’ve gone indoors around September/October. Once we have a firm date, details will be put up on the the events page. Outside of our own courses, we recommend courses run by MRM where coaches Michael and Moira are extremely knowledgeable, very approachable and are trusted by GA’s more rabidly competitive archers for coaching.

Shooting my Bow Bare? … Oh Matron!

In the last few years there has been somewhat of an uptick in interest in one bow type. No, not compound … barebow! Many new archers are showing interest in shooting barebow (a recurve bow without sights or stabilizers) and apparently aren’t feeling Olympic recurve as they once did. Compounds are somewhat pricing themselves out of entry level kit and longbows by their very nature of being hand made are expensive. Barebow is making itself very attractive presently being modern kit, generally available (allowing for residual covid caused delays in supply) and comparatively inexpensive (no expensive extras like sights or stabilizers). So it seem to be catching the imagination right now with traditional techniques, modern materials and lowish price. Lancaster Archery have been at the forefront of this push with their annual major competition which  focuses heavily on barebow. Even AGB‘s house magazine Archery UK and Bow International have dedicated issues to barebow.  Its the coming thing it seems so if you are interested in barebow, where to start with kit?

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Kinetic Vygo in Bronze

While any take down riser can be a barebow, there are several companies that put a lot of effort specifically into dedicated barebow kit. Spiggarelli and Gillo are well respected in the barebow community for their intermediate and advanced kit but there has been somewhat of a blind spot at the entry level. Recently we looked at the Kinetic Scopus as a potentially excellent riser for entry level recurve. Well it seems that Kinetic have entry level on the mind. Back in 2020 Kinetic launched the Vygo 25″ riser. This ILF riser came with integrated weights specifically designed with the barebow archer in mind. Its still equipped with top, bottom and long rod bushings as well as mountings for clicker, sights and a button. However, there are 3 locations below the handle that allow up to 500g of weight to be added to stabilize the bow. These weights actually come with the riser! Not often you see that and better still, you can configure that 500g in 100g increments for fine tuning. The riser comes in left and right handed models and while the range of colours is not vast (especially for lefties), it is an aesthetically pleasing bow with a colour matched wooden handle.

kinetic vygo close upSo much for how the thing looks  … how does it shoot? Well, its a small sample but the four customer reviews on Merlin‘s website and the two on Perris‘ website all gave the riser 5 stars expressing extremely positive views on build quality, stability and feel of shot. Its stability, in particular, was commended which is particularly important with a barebow lacking a full stabilization system. At 25″ and 1200g its a medium weight aluminium riser which isn’t too heavy but the weight system, shown in close up to the right, allows you to change that to something beefier, more likely to resist wobbling. Obviously the weight system conforms to AGB rules on weights and stabilizers on barebows (the whole bow should be able to pass through a 12.2cm ring).

kinetic logo (2)Prices for the Vygo riser are at around £140 although can drift a little higher. This price is frankly a steal assuming the riser is as good as the reports seems to have it. Its not noted anywhere but we think its anodized rather than painted which gives a much nicer finish. It certainly looks the stuff in the below unboxing. Sadly there is a rumour this riser may soon be discontinued but while stocks last, definitely worth a look. As with all Kinetic risers, this appears a lot of bow for the money especially as it is intended specifically for barebow. There’s no need to buy weights as an extra and you always have the option to slap a sight on it and have an afternoon of Olympic style archery. The riser is available on many suppliers websites although the lead time does vary quite considerably from immediately to 4-6 weeks depending on supplier, colour and handedness.

References:

Bow International Barebow Equipment list (mostly high end but does say nice things about the Vygo)
Lancaster Archery Mens Barebow final 2022
Arco Sport Spigarelli
Gillo Archery
Unboxing video of a black right handed Vygo

The ACC is Dead, Long Live the Procomp

Recommending arrows to noobs buying their first bow used to be so easy. Initially the rugged, durable and great value Easton XX75 Platinum plus. It was the perfect beginners arrow. Then, when they needed to graduate to a lighter, faster arrow for longer distances and importantly, one that was detectable with the metal detector .. the tough Easton ACC or slightly more expensive ACG aluminium/carbon (A/C) shafts delivered good value and good performance.

BUT … at the end of 2020, Easton decided to discontinue the ACC and the ACG. The announced reason was to reduce the clutter of shafts and components and standardize on a smaller but more functional range. All very logical but they forgot one thing … a suitable A/C replacement for recurvers. To explain, Easton went with pure carbon shafts in their midrange for recurve arrows. Performance is probably as good if not better than the old A/C shafts BUT suggesting a “hard to metal detect when invisible in the grass” arrow to relatively new archers shooting longer distances outdoors on fields we share with other sports? … I can feel our editor shudder from here!

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However, when Easton extended the Procomp arrow’s spine range it initially looked like the ACC/ACG replacement recurvers needed till you read the sales blurb. It was a “light-weight, high speed, parallel design, designed for archers looking to boost scores at competitive and club-level compound events … available for compound target and field competition.” Nothing about it being suitable for recurve. Fortunately archers are fond of empirical testing so the arrow was pressed into service on recurves and the results were quite favourable. The specification for the Procomps are extremely similar to ACG’s and, in fact, there is now more choice in shaft spines (1150-250) and point weights (80-130grns) for tuning than before. There is a caveat emptor in that Easton have never actually said the Procomp is good for recurve. On the other hand, with nothing in the specs to raise a red flag and archers reporting they shoot them on their recurves with no problems, it looks to be a safe(-ish**) bet that the Procomp is the arrow to carry on the mantle of the ACG. Itself a rebrand of the Easton A/C Navigator.

Admittedly the Procomps are a bit more expensive than the ACC and not quite as durable but that design was more than 30yrs old in a sport where kit performance has improved greatly in the last decade. Perhaps it was time to let go and move on, sad as that was to lose a treasured friend.

So there you go. The Procomp should be the arrow for newer archers beginning to shoot those longer distances and looking at Easton to supply it. If only we can find a brave GA recurve archer willing to drop £200 for a set of Procomp shafts so we can see for ourselves! Hint Hint. ;o)

References:

History of the Easton ACC arrow shaft
Easton Archery – Procomp shaft
Reddit R/Archery Procomp discussion

**Note: Most things in archery are “-ish”.

Explaining those Random 6’s

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Oksana was on the field … so golds were being rationed to the other archers.

Ever have one of those days where you are in the zone? 9’s and 10’s flow from your bow like you are the avatar of an archery god or the reincarnation of Robin Hood at the very least.
And then you shoot a 6 (or worse!) out of nowhere!

One minute you were attracting jealous and hateful glances, the next, pity and questions about whither you had ever shot a bow before. WHY DOES THAT HAPPEN? Was there kryptonite in that arrow? Well there could be a simple, admittedly supernatural, answer …

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With many archers chasing golds this evening … even blues became aspirational! 

… Its been said that every end of arrows shot has an allotment of golds from the archery gods. This number can vary but the gods have decreed the number is capped. Scarce resources, infinite demand! This means rationing and some people can miss out. This end, it might be your turn to miss out on sweet sweet gold. That’s when your guaranteed 10-10-10 becomes a 10-10-6. Ah, archery can be such a fickle mistress.
Also, since the archery gods are omnipotent and wise to that early bird proverb, its not necessarily first come first served. Therefore there’s no point to rushing to get dibs on some early 10’s … the archery gods know your scores before you do (and they keep track!)

So, next time that rogue arrow turns up and derails your potential PB, remember the archery gods might simply have decided that it was your turn for that rolling brown out of skill! It wasn’t your fault. Just smile, thank the gods it wasn’t worse then set about trying to collect more than your fair share of golds next end.

Our Editor is notorious for the 10-10-6 end although in his case its more about what’s going on between his ears than divine intervention.

Podcasts

For some reason it had never crossed the mind of the editorial team here on the website that there were archery podcasts. We listen to many podcasts .. gaming, military history, economics .. but archery? Nary a thought till this months Bow International (April 2022) highlighted such a thing exists. So with a hat tip of thanks to Bow Int. (their article is to be found here) here’s a few thoughts about podcasts.

nockonHaving listened to quite a few in the last week, the first thing that strikes us is the majority (so far) are compound and hunting dominated. This is no surprise as many of the more popular such as Nock On with John Dudley OR BowJunky with Professional archer/industry insider Greg Poole are hosted by professional archers usually shooting on the American 3D circuit and/or part of the hunting scene. These markets are huge in the US where bowhunters (mostly compounders) contribute more than $13 billion per year to U.S. retail sales. In comparison target archery and recurve are tiny in value so the focus is to be expected.

easton podThere are some that are more general such as Easton Target podcast with George Tekmitchov. Why is this one of interest? Well George is a senior engineer/manager at Easton designing all those arrows we throw about. The podcast can get a little derailed at times as George’s co-host professional target archer Steve Anderson can ramble a bit but its ideal for listening to in the car or on the train.

barebowprojectA much more specific podcast but not compound is The Barebow Project with Frank McDonough on apple podcasts. This podcast’s focus is on barebow and more traditional shooting making it a nice change of pace. As they say themselves “Barebow archery shooting, coaching, and tuning info for barebow archers by barebow archers”. Should be of interest to those of us without sights or stabilizers but less of a tune out podcast and more audio coaching.

bowjunkySo it seems archery podcasts are very much horses for courses. A simple search on the internet will give you a list. Most work from browsers but many are also available via apps like the Podcast App or the Apple Podcast App.  Some channels will be very active, some will be moribund and there will be a lot of hunting/compound. Have a look about and a listen, see what you think. You may find a podcast that you like.

off centreUpdate: The Podbean app on the iphone seems to have quite a a few archery podcasts as well including one pretty NSFW –The Off Center Archers Podcast. Hosted by husband and wife archers, they tell you right from the opening “There will be Drinking, CUSSING, people getting butt hurt, jokes, events, gear, news, etc along the way. Check your feelings at the door. NSFW or your kids.” You can also listen to it here. Archers be rude! ;o)

You know which one our vice chair is currently listening to don’t you?! :o)

 

“Summer” has arrived!

This probably comes as a surprise to all of Glasgow but Summer has arrived! As I write this, its cold, wet, grey, the thermals have not yet been put away but we at GA are abandoning the warm and dry of indoors and heading outside for our summer season.

What does this mean other than bring your waterproofs and stout footwear to shootie? For the summer we only have a Wednesday evening session (starting 6pm till dusk) and a Sunday morning session (9am – 1pm) as we lose our Saturday session till September.

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Even the work parties get a bit gossipy.

However, this doesn’t mean there will be any less archery going on at the club. In fact there will be more to achieve.
There are the very popular 252 badges to chase once more, outdoor classifications to practice for and the level of Sunday morning banter, caf drinking, biscuit eating and goss has to be experienced to be appreciated. It will be good to get back to more social archery after the covid restrictions of indoors.

Archery is an outdoor sport. Lets get out there, get some fresh air and shoot some arrows!