Category Archives: archery
The archery club I am a member of, Landmans Eendracht Wanroij (LEW) in Wanroij is to host this years Dutch national championship 3D archery competition on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of September. A Nederlandse Handboogbond (NHB) tournament.
This is a big deal for LEW, the club has been around since 1895 and is mainly an indoor 25 metre, one arrow club. But there are many 3D and Field shooters in the group and also on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June we will be hosting the 3rd Hunting Wanroij 3D competition.
Going to be a big challenge for the club, but one I’m sure we’ll handle
Popping a ballon at 300 yards? (274.32 metres or 29.756 double decker busses, guess who has a convertor app…)
Impressive, most impressive.
Watch Matt Alwine of Trophy State Of Mind TV hit a balloon from 300 yards away.
Shot for my first time yesterday at the 3D shoot in Wierden in Overijssel province. The wether was perfect for it, set in a local park and shooting with a really good group of people.
I started off bad though. Lost an arrow at the first target and lost another not long after. Even nearly lost my bow. I wear a sort of ring thing round my finger that loops round to my thumb securing the bow to my hand, as I keep my bow hand relaxed. Forgot to secure it to my thumb when shooting from a bridge and my bow took off with my arrow! Luckily we managed to fish my bow out of the water. More of a red face than anything else.
My shooting picked up after that and my confidence getting better. I wasn’t confident of gaining a decent score (by my standards) and told my girlfriend who was marking our score cards not to tell me what I had till I finished. I wasn’t shooting for points by this point, I just wanted to shoot without the distraction of points.
Seemed to have worked. No pressure, more relaxed meant I got myself a new personal best in bowhunter recurve by a long shot. Really didn’t expect the score I got, and to cap it all my girlfriend came first in Ladies American Flatbow and her daughter picking up a winners trophy for Girls Historical Bow.
It was a great day out. Some challenging targets, both in distance, shooting through the trees and the change in light.
Really enjoyed this one.
I keep my broken and bent arrows on my living room wall as a constant reminder of must do better.
Some of those were epic misses. Bent one into an S shape when I missed a vulture in a 3D shoot in Bavaria, Germany at about 40 metres and struck a rock next to it sending sparks flying. Glad it had been raining the night before. Would be a hell of a way to start a forest fire.
Another was with a wooden arrow at a 3D in Luxembourg. Target was a skunk at roughly 20 metres, but had to find a window through the trees. Not sure how many trees I hit on my way through, but the arrow broke into three pieces before the point stuck into the skunk.
Yep, save money on arrows, one shot, one kill…
Ok so it’s a laptop advert, but still the best laptop advert I’ve ever seen.
More archery as rugged individualism selling consumer products, as covered before on The Infinite Curve archery blog… but this time they’ve got it right! Full disclosure: this man taught me how to shoot. He is Lee from Experience Archery – north London’s finest. As well as teaching archery, he also works as an actor (amongst many other things, he played an archer in this). Anyway, enjoy:
(Eagle-eyed readers may notice that he uses a different arrow – a Jazz – at the end for the shot into the tree. I asked him about this and he said “Yeah, not shooting my ACE’s at a tree!”. Haha…)
Hurt my back Thursday night.
Not lifting heavy weights without bending my knees or anything like that, I did it cutting my toe nails…
Lifted my leg, bent forward slightly and one back muscle said to another,
“Watch this for a laugh.” *PING!*
Woke up Friday morning with a bit of pain, but not enough to call in sick so went to work anyway like the idiot I can be. Told my gaffer not to expect too much from me and did the best I could.
Finished my shift walking like John Wayne.
Sunday now and my back is still grumbling, got pain killers, whitch I nearly never take normally and a cream that heats up the affected spot, be carefull where you rub that stuff…
Main thing bothering me is archery practice on Tuesday night, probably won’t make it, Need the practice for a 3D shoot in Wierden just before Easter, but don’t want to really mess my back up.
Really don’t need this.