Shooting the Stickbow: 3rd Edition

 Author: Anthony Camera

ISBN 978-1-951985-07-3 (softcover); 978-1-951985-08-0 (hardcover)

564 pages

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Shooting the Stickbow is the first comprehensive treatise on shooting modern recurves and longbows! It answers questions most asked by new archers and delves into topics not often considered, but critical to precision shooting for experienced archers.

Topics include:

  • equipment choices - bows, arrow, strings, shooting tabs and gloves, armguards, sights and stabilizers and necessary accessories
  • shooting form - anchoring, should alignment, back tension, breathing, variations in technique and more
  • tuning - methods of visual, paper, bare shaft, walk-back and group tuning are described and compared
  • aiming - six methods of aiming are fully compared and contrasted, including "instinctive" aiming
  • physical and mental aspects of becoming a proficient archer - functional anatomy for the archer and how it relates to proper form and efficient shooting; techniques are given to optimize the archer's focus, confidence and how to prepare for the big event
  • transitioning to Olympic archery - how to turn basic skills into reaching the gold at 70 meters
  • teaching and coaching - how to find a good instructor or coach and how to approach teaching both new and experienced shooters
  • archery history - dating back from the 1960s and 70s; what's changed and what hasn't

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