Can you adjust the draw weight on a recurve bow?
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by Tim van Rooijen
2M ago
The draw weight of your recurve bow is one of the most important features. If the draw weight is too heavy, you might not be able to draw it correctly or you might start to shake. Or you might want to increase the draw weight to shoot at longer distances. Therefore, you might wonder whether you can adjust the draw weight on a recurve bow. It is technically possible to adjust the draw weight of a recurve bow with the tillers. But this is not the purpose of the tiller, as the range of adjustment is very narrow (about 5 LBS). The only meaningful way to adjust the draw weight is by exchanging the ..read more
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Full recurve bow tuning guide
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by Tim van Rooijen
2M ago
Whenever you buy a new recurve bow, you must tune it before using it. Shooting a bow that is out of tune will lower your accuracy and can even cause damage in the long run. Therefore, this article gives a full overview of how to tune your bow in 10 steps. I have been practicing archery for many years and have helped many archers tune their bows. Not all archery gear works the same, therefore I explain how it works on all the different options available. This article is meant as a beginner’s guide. Within each of the tuning steps, I have a more detailed guide. If you have trouble with any of t ..read more
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Practicing archery in bad weather – what you should know
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by Tim van Rooijen
2M ago
If you like to practice archery outdoors, you are at the mercy of the weather. That might not be an issue if you live in sunny California but in many other places, you will have to deal with bad weather. I have a lot of experience with shooting a bow in bad weather. I live in The Netherlands and just like the UK, we get a ton of rain, wind, and overall nastiness here. As a matter of fact, it is raining right now while I am writing this. In this article, I will share my tips on preparing for bad weather and what you should consider. But first, let me discuss some frequently asked questions, abo ..read more
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Can you shoot a right-handed bow while left-handed?
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by Tim van Rooijen
2M ago
A right-handed bow should always be shot right-handed. If you shoot a right-handed bow left-handed the riser will block the view while aiming your bow. With practice, it can work, but you will be less accurate than when your bow fits your handedness. Although the bolded section above covers the basics of the question, there is much more to consider. New archers often think they need a bow that matches their handedness, but your eye dominance is just as important or maybe even more important. Before we continue though, we need to discuss some basics. Such as, what we mean by a right-handed bow ..read more
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How to tune and configure your plunger
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by Tim van Rooijen
1y ago
Almost all recurve archers use a plunger (also known as a button or cushion plunger). This plunger allows you to configure the arrow position and tune the side pressure. If you are new to archery, this can be quite difficult. You might for example wonder ‘’how do I configure the plunger?’’ or ‘’how much spring tension do I need for my arrows?’’ In this article, I will discuss both of these questions and much more. I will also explain why it’s important to tune your plunger and how you can finetune it. Also, I will give some tips on how you can solve common issues. How you should set your p ..read more
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Legend Archery – an in-depth interview
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by Tim van Rooijen
1y ago
For this blog, I often discuss archery brands and products. But I have always wanted to ask a few questions to these manufacturers. They have so much experience and know-how which I would love to hear and share with my readers. That’s why I was happy when Legend Archery reached out and asked if I could interview them. In this article, you will read the full interview. Since Legend Archery is an archery luggage brand we will learn a lot about archery bags and cases! At the end of this article, I will also mention my two favorite Legend Archery products. An overview of Legend Archery Okay, i ..read more
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How to place your nocking points
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by Tim van Rooijen
1y ago
An inevitable step of setting up your bow is positioning your nocking points. Although it’s relatively simple you should set them up correctly. If you misplace your nocking point it can cause your bow to shoot less accurately. That’s why I have written a complete guide on how to set up your nocking points. I will first discuss where you should place your nocking points. Next, I will discuss how to attach your nocking points and how you can finetune them. At the end of this article, I will discuss some frequently asked questions and explain in more detail why it’s important to set up your noc ..read more
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Buying an archery quiver
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by Tim van Rooijen
1y ago
If you are serious about archery, you need to buy a quiver. You can place your arrows on the ground while shooting, but this is asking for back pain issues. Bending over 30 times to grab your arrows, is not great for your back. Archery is a taxing sport for your upper back, so you need to be extra careful. While shopping around for a quiver, you might notice that there are a lot of options. There are hip-mounted quivers and back-mounted quivers. Some quivers attach to your belt, while others come with a separate belt. If you have never worn or used a quiver it can be quite difficult to choos ..read more
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Buying a case for your bow
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by Tim van Rooijen
1y ago
Something a lot of new archers forget to buy is a case for all your gear. Although this might seem more of a convenience item, it's very important to buy a case. A bow case not only allows you to easily carry all your gear, it also protects it during transport. It might be quite difficult to choose the right bag when you are just getting started. You simply don’t have the experience to easily choose between all the different options on the market. Therefore, I will explain what you should consider while buying your first bow case. I will first discuss the difference between compound and recu ..read more
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Buying a bag or case for your compound bow
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by Tim van Rooijen
1y ago
A compound bow is an expensive and vulnerable piece of equipment. That’s why it’s important to store all your gear in either a well-padded bag or protected case. A normal backpack or bag will not suffice. Most bags will not fit a compound bow and do not provide enough protection. So, if you haven’t bought a bag or case for your compound bow yet, I urge you to do so. It will not only protect your bow, but it’s also much more convenient when you take your bow and gear to the archery range. There are a ton of different bags available, which can make it difficult to choose. Therefore, I have wri ..read more
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