Long-Distance Practice in the Basement

Long-Distance Practice in the Basement

One archery problem that’s hampered me is how to get enough practice repetitions at the long outdoor competition distances?  I have great endurance at the short distance because my loving wife generously allowed me to build a practice range in the basement.  But our basement can’t quite manage to fit a 70 meter practice hall…

Inspired by (and relying on the math from) this excellent article by Tilman Bremer from sichtkraft.com, I have a new toy to try to get all the reps I can possibly want.

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Archery Target Distance-Angle Equivalencies

Archery Target Distance-Angle Equivalencies

One question that comes up from time to time is “How hard is it to hit a target [some distance] away?”.  The answer is a firm an definite “it depends.” There are a variety of target sizes, shot at a variety of distances.  Even ignoring things like wind, air friction, body-angle to reach distances, etc,Continue ReadingContinue Reading

Field Notes

Field Notes

The 2019 North Region Field Championships is another installment of the tournament that has been running at Chicago Bow Hunters for many years now.  Field Archery is similar to golf, where there are targets placed along a walking course, and you compete at each target in sequence.  The targets are different distances away, different heights upContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Archery – Back to the Workshop

Archery – Back to the Workshop

One of the things that separates the best from the rest is the ability to adapt to changes in conditions, equipment, etc.  How do you get good at change?  Practice changing!  So make sure to add some time to experiment with new equipment, new shot elements, and new training routines.Continue Reading

Archery Demonstrator

Archery Demonstrator

It’s closing on a year since I uploaded my last project.  This one is a rare project that combines all three of the themes of this site. Several of my projects have used Processing.  It’s a quick and fun way to prototype projects, and it can grow to be pretty powerful before needing to moveContinue ReadingContinue Reading