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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 and...

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You're invited to our Christmas open Day - 12th Dec

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You're invited to our Christmas open Day - 12th Dec

You’ll be able to chat to and ‘Meet The Makers’ with access to lots of the people behind the products here in the shop. Discuss all things bows with bowyers Mike Willrich (World Flight Record holder), Nick Toy, Adrian Hayes, Steve Ainsworth from Cheshire Longbows and Lee from Heritage Longbows. Meet the organisers of the ILAA and talk about the Fraternity of St George and their fantastic shoots in the UK and Europe. Plus we will also have the people behind our 2D and 3D targets plus leather workers running demos through the day and loads more. As well as...

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Spotlight on The ILAA

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Spotlight on The ILAA

The ILAA (International Longbow Archers Association) is for english longbow archers. The ILAA seek to make entry into the sport of longbow archery easier by ensuring the safe organisation of insured traditional longbow shooting. They cover all the aiming and ranging traditions of the english longbow as practised into the 16th Century. We would like to take the opportunity to inform traditional archers and other interested parties of their history. They encourage historic research into the traditional forms of archery in all countries that trained for battle. Members are insured for all the aiming and ranging traditions of the english longbow and for all weights and sections of the...

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Robert Hardy a day with The Longbow Shop

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Robert Hardy a day with The Longbow Shop

Robert Hardy visited the Longbow Shop on May 2015 which is a date everyone will remember for a very long time to come and a high point for the UK's largest traditional archery shop based in Birkenhead. The Longbow Shop had the privilege of hosting a day with the legendary actor, author and longbow expert Robert Hardy CBE who enthralled over 100 guests, sharing his amazing experiences and knowledge about longbows and the famous battles they were used in while keeping the enthusiastic crowd of people (archers and non-archers alike) spellbound and hanging on every word. Mr Hardy gave insights...

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Ravenbeak yew laminate english longbows reviewed

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Ravenbeak yew laminate english longbows reviewed

We are really excited to see that Archers Review have put a piece together on Ravenbeak English Yew Longbows. It's a great review and really sums up the work that Jamie McDonald puts in to every single bow. We are Ravenbeak UK dealers so if there's something you want just send us an email. Here's how Archers Review sums up the bow: "This is a "REAL" English Longbow- it doesn't just look like one, it actually performs in a way that modern longbows never have... Quite simply the fastest, smoothest longbow this enthusiast has ever shot.Quite possibly the best longbow...

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