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Archery the next generation

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Archery the next generation

Hands up who’s kids are very happy in front of a video game or a TV? Mine certainly are and that’s great for some hand eye co-ordination but personally I would sooner they get out into the fresh air alongside playing their video games. Getting my kids involved in Archery for me as a coach was a winner - it’s a safe, fun activity with tons of extra benefits to be had along the way plus I get to spend quality time with us doing something together - no brainer! New blood If you’re new to the sport or your...

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Made in Liverpool TV does Archery Tag...

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Made in Liverpool TV does Archery Tag...

We had great visit from Made in Liverpool TV’s Lowdown presenters Ben and Gaelle this week. As part of their weekly programme they wanted to learn how to shoot so when they approached us to come and have a go with us of course we said yes! They spent a while being taught how to shoot a recurve bow by coaches Harry and Mike. We started them off on our club trainer bows and then moved them on to an English Longbow. We love teaching archery to people and never get tired of seeing the big smiles on new archers faces!...

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The Longbow Shop in TV and film

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The Longbow Shop in TV and film

Did you know that The Longbow Shop has supplied some fantastic TV and film production companies over the last few years? Our work can be seen in the following (sorry we can’t give you a full list as some of it is hush hush!) BBC – The White queen We supplied some of our medieval style arrows for this popular TV series and they were used throughout. We really like the behind the scenes photo of some of the arrows being used Henry V - Royal Shakespeare Company We supplied english longbows for the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Henry...

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Bickerstaffe Coaching and Demo Day 2016

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Bickerstaffe Coaching and Demo Day 2016

On 5th March Pip Bickerstaffe paid a visit to The Longbow Shop For those that couldn’t make the latest Bickerstaffe demo day we had a slight change in format concentrating more on the mechanics of shooting with some coaching analysis input alongside shooting tips and historic thoughts on all aspects of that greatest of bows – The English Longbow. Alongside Pip for the day was renowned Warbow archer and expert Simon Stanley who brought some fantastic examples of Yew Longbows including a huge 154lb Warbow. Everyone there was treated to Simon shooting this beast of a bow so take a look...

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Advice on shooting a new English Longbow

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Advice on shooting a new English Longbow

A new English Longbow needs to be used with due care and attention Your English Longbow has been made very carefully over a long period of time to draw in an optimum bend and tillered to suit the stated draw length and draw weight.  Before using your new bow you need to ‘teach’ it to shoot. This is why we always tell Longbow Archers to never let anyone else draw your bow. It’s been taught to shoot to how you shoot and any variation on this usually has very bad results! To teach your bow, brace it a low brace height...

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