As we start to dive deeper about arrows, my goal is to simplify the information so young archers can have a good basic understanding; it is not meant to be all in compassing or a physics lesson, remember I am still learning too. Therefore, the next step is to understand how arrows are measured and how to determine draw length.
The Archery Trade Association (ATA) formerly the Archery Manufacturers and Merchants Organization (AMO) has the following standard for measuring draw length:
AMO DRAW LENGTH STANDARD
Draw length is a specified distance, or the distance at the archer’s full draw, from the nocking point on the string to the pivot point of the bow grip (or the theoretical vertical projection of a tangency line to the pivot point parallel to the string) plus 1 3/4”. Draw length from pivot point shall be designed at DLPP (Draw Length Pivot Point)…
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Stick and String is an awesome magazine that is published 4 times a year and dedicated to traditional archery. It contains articles about bowhunting, nature, gear reviews, how’s to’s and build alongs.
Recently, Ned Miller of Stick and String asked me to write an article about my most memorable win in competition. I thought about it for a while and thought I would share my story about the Canada Winter Games. A journey that altered my perception about competition and training and although I did win a Silver medal at the 2011 Canada Games, the journey is what makes this story.
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