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Precision Archery Book Review

Precision Archery by Steve Ruis and Claudia Stevenson

Precision Archery BookThe Precision Archery book has over 180 pages and on those is quite a large font, which is quite nice as it’s easy to read. Precision Archery has 14 chapters which cover most aspects of archery in all forms from target to field etc. Within Precision Archery it explores competition, advanced form for recurve archers and compound archers, executing the shot, achieving a physical edge, tuning the mind, tuning of recurve and compound bows, coaching and being coached, dealing with difficulties, perfecting practice, joy of Arco Nudo, testing new equipment and finally embracing the spirit of archery.

If you want to know what Arco Nudo is, it means really Barebow – a nude bow I suppose. There is a great little chapter on field archery as well which seems to be growing in popularity as some may become bored with full time target archery.

The physical side of archery chapter lists a number of exercises, but without images of each exercise it is difficult to imagine some of them. Images of the exercises would have helped here.

I like that this book covers a lot of the key areas of archery and gives some good advice without bombarding you with too much information. Sure if you want more information on a certain topic you can always look for an archery book that specifically covers a certain area in more depth. All images in the book are in black and white, it would have been nice to have seen more colour images. There is a resource section at the back of the book with some good links and further reading.

Precision Archery is a great archery book and one I think you will find yourself reading from cover to cover instead of using it as a reference book. This book is easy to read. It’s difficult to say it is only aimed at beginners only, as I think it does have something for beginners and intermediate archers alike.

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Archery Skills, Tactics and Techniques Book Review

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Archery, Skills, Tactics and Techniques Book from Crowood Sports Guides by Deborah Charles

This is one of my favourite archery books at the moment. It only has 90 pages, but it does cover all the basics and compared to a lot of other archery books it contains full colour images all the way through. This book only covers recurve bows, so don’t buy it if you shoot compound. There are many sections that are not specific to recurve, but you won’t get as much out of it as a recurve archer will. You can buy this book from Amazon UK

The book begins with a look at archery through the ages and the basics of archery including finding your dominant eye, finding a club and basic safety precautions when shooting.

The next section is on buying your own equipment and the book takes you through all the parts you may purchase when setting up a recurve bow outfit. Chapter 3 is all about how to make technical adjustments to your bow in order to get it shooting correctly.

The book then covers basic archery technique and shooting, it then moves on to the archery field and includes information on rounds and awards.

The rest of the book looks at building on your form as well as different arrows types and about upgrading your archery equipment and about fine tuning. The final chapter covers competing in archery competitions and how they work, rules and etiquette etc.

The book also benefits from handy hint and personal tip boxes. Archery Skills, Tactics and Techniques is easy to read, nice bright and clear pages with great colour images.

If you are an archery beginner this book contains a lot of information for you. It can tell you about setting up, tuning, regulations, shooting rounds, competing etc. Overall this is a great introductory text to archery.

Crowood Sports make a range of guides for various sports including Chess, Marathon Running, Golf, Snooker, Tennis etc. If all the other sports books are as good as this archery one then I wouldn’t hesitate in looking at those books as well.

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