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Bow International

Issue 151
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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.

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in deze editie

2 min.
the true path?

I took my first tentative steps into archery [gets pipe, slippers…] on a beginner’s course in a chilly hall in North London many moons ago. A few lessons in, gingerly holding our Samick Polaris trainer bows, I remember one novice was decidedly unkeen on the sight that had now been added to the riser. “We’ve got a barebower!” said the coach to the entire hall. On the other end of the line, Cliff Capps, that well-known doyen of the London archery scene, said (after a suitably dramatic pause): “Welcome to the true path.” It got a laugh, but he had a point. If archery is a calling, barebow is a mystical quest. It’s essentially a syncretic skill, fusing traditional archery with all the modern developments in materials and technology that the…

1 min.
yankton to host world cup final in 2021

The city of Yankton, South Dakota, will host this year’s archery World Cup Final on 29-30 September, immediately after the World Archery Championships at the same location. The finals will complete the 15th year of the international circuit, and it also marks the first time the event will be hosted in the USA. The single location to host the Championships, World Cup Final and biennial World Archery Congress simplifies travelling and quarantine procedures, as well as making it easier to protect athlete well-being. Eight archers will compete in each division for the Hyundai Archery World Cup Champion title and a top prize of 24,000 CHF. At least one of those archers in each category, four in total, is now guaranteed to be from the USA as each discipline has a spot reserved…

1 min.
john demmer completes 'clean sweep' of barebow records

The USA's John Demmer III now holds the world record in all extant recognised categories for senior barebow men: the 25m 60-arrow round, the 18m 60-arrow round, and the 72 arrow 50 metre and double 50 metre round. Demmer completed the 'set' by shooting a 571/600 indoor 18m round at the US indoor nationals competition in Harrisonburg, Virginia on 26 March. With characteristic humility, he said: "Probably won't keep any of them for much longer, but it was a pretty cool run. Looking forward to others smashing these babies." Full details of the scores are available on the World Archery website.…

1 min.
vegas shoot wraps up

A much-reduced Vegas Shoot took place at its usual venue, the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, in mid-April. It was preceded by an online ‘virtual’ competition. The professional championship shootdown, which saw 110 startes, was won for the second year in a row by Kyle Douglas, who took home $15,000. He beat out 14 other men, who had shot clean for three days, and the ‘lucky dog’ Steve Marsh. The women’s compound division was won by newcomer Liko Arreola from Hawaii, who is just 13 years old. Arreola was the only woman who shot a clean 900 points, the youngest woman to have ever shot a perfect 900 in Vegas – and only the seventh woman to join the 900 club in the history of the event.…

1 min.
korea announce archery team for delayed tokyo 2020

Olympic gold medallists Oh Jin Hyek and Kim Woojin will lead a team of younger internationals to the Olympics in July this year. The 2012 champion Jin Hyek, at 39 years old, is on the men’s team with Kim Je Deok, who is just 17 years old. Je Deok was the bronze medallist at the World Archery Youth Championships in 2019. He will be the youngest male archer that Korea has ever sent to an Olympic Games. World number one Kang Chae Young [third from right, above] whose nickname is ‘The Destroyer’, qualified in first place. She previously came fourth in the selection process for Rio 2016. The other women are 22-year-old Jang Minhee – also a bronze medallist at the 2019 World Youth Championships – and 20-year-old An San, who…

1 min.
easton bully vanes

Easton has released the new ‘Bully’ vane for 2021 in partnership with Bohning. This is a multi-purpose vane based on the well-known ‘Blazer’ series of vanes, but using a newer, rigid material for quieter flight and greater durability. The new vane will be available factory-fletched on some selected Easton arrows. There is no UK price as yet, but the US price for a pack of 36 vanes is $14.99 and $29.99 for a pack of 100. Available colours are green, yellow, orange, red and white. More info at: eastonarchery.com…