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Bow International Issue 135

Bow International is the world's only specialist target archery print magazine, and within each issue you'll find news and reviews, new gear, technique, advice and tips; plus exclusive interviews from the world's greatest archers.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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8 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
common ground?

Archery's failure to be included in the Commonwealth Games [more details in the news section] comes as a blow to the sport after many years of progressive success, at least within the pantheon of Olympic and multi-sport competition. Its record in the Commonwealth Games is not enviable; it has been included just twice in 23 editions, in 1982 and 2010. On top of that, it is not easy to get new events added to multi-sport games, let alone whole sports, as last issue’s exploration of compound's chances of making it to the Olympics showed. Many other sports were vying for inclusion, but archery finally seemed to have a good chance; in the Midlands, the home of the sport, and with a good case to be there. Archery was one of the…

3 min.
bow news

If you have a news story, email john.stanley@futurenet.com or send your post to Future Publishing, Units 1 & 2, Sugarbrook Court, Aston Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 3EX ARCHERY FAILS TO MAKE FINAL SPORTS LIST FOR 2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES The organising committee of the next Commonwealth Games has announced that archery will not be included on the sport programme in Birmingham, UK in 2020. Women’s cricket, beach volleyball and para table tennis have been added. Archery had bid to be added as an optional sport, focusing on the sport's accessibility to spectators wide grass-roots appeal and included Aston Hall as a suggested venue. Despite praise for the proposal's promise world-class competition, inclusive sport engagement initiatives and an opportunity to inspire future athletes across the Commonwealth, the panel from Birmingham 2022 ultimately decided against recommending archery’s…

1 min.
bow international: needs you!

Bow International is looking for contributors to the magazine for 2019 and beyond. We are ideally looking for people who have some experience of writing for publication and can demonstrate both creativity and/or strong sport and technical knowledge (note: that's more important than being able to write perfectly). Contributors receive a standard rate of pay and full editorial guidance. We are looking to expand our coverage of traditional archery, and particularly welcome contributors with expertise in that field. Email the editor: john.stanley@futurenet.com with 'I'd like to write for Bow' in the subject line.…

1 min.
bow international: mailing list updates

Bow is in the process of updating its mailing list. We are gradually continuing to check that all details are up to date. Club copies should be going to active archers. If you are reading this and you received this copy of Bow International by post, likely with an archery club name on the envelope, and it is either now longer relevant, misaddressed in some way, or should really be posted to somebody different, now would be an great time to get in touch. Please email the editor: john.stanley@futurenet.com with details, putting 'Mailing List' in the subject line.…

4 min.
shakedown in tokyo

The official archery test event for the 2020 Olympic Games saw 131 athletes from 29 countries competing at the newly built venue, from 11-18 July. For the organisers, it was an opportunity to test logistics and security at the facility. For the athletes it was an opportunity to gain some valuable experience that may make the difference between walking away with a medal or leaving empty handed. The park is the first of the new Games venues from Tokyo 2020’s original bid proposal to be completed and was officially opened in April. Unlike the past two Games, which reused city landmarks, Tokyo’s archery venue is purpose built, and the qualification field, built by the city government will remain as a permanent archery venue. Yumenoshima is built on landfill in Tokyo Bay. Since…

11 min.
bare as you dare

In principle, every take-down-riser can be shot as a barebow, but you often hear and read the question of a suitable riser for a beginner or an intermediate. Risers specifically designed for barebow have some advantages. According to World Archery rules, a barebow has to be shot without any stabilizers, sights or other additions and has to fit through a ring with a diameter of 122mm. The only items allowed for adding stability to the bow are weights. If you have shot a normal recurve bow without any weights or stabilisers, you know that it will not stay in your hands on release and the upper part will usually jump backwards. Dedicated barebow risers try to eliminate that by shifting the center of gravity downwards. Some risers are already manufactured with…