Arrows in the classic bow events can travel in excess of 150 miles per hour. They are made of either aluminium or carbon graphite. Aluminium arrows are more uniform in weight and shape, while graphite arrows fly faster.
We offer a range of beginners' kits that contain all the essentials needed to start shooting.
If you hold the bow in your left hand and pull the string with your right hand you are RIGHT handed.
If you hold the bow in your right hand and pull the string with your left hand you are LEFT handed.
It is important that you remember if you are left or right handed as it will apply to most accessories as well as bows.
Although archery probably dates to the Stone Age (around 20’000 BC), the earliest people known to have used bows and arrows were the ancient Egyptians, who adopted archery at least 5000 years ago for purposes of hunting and warfare.
In China, archery dates back to the Shang dynasty (1766-1027 BC). A war chariot of that time carried a three-man team : driver, lancer and archer. During the ensuing Zhou (Chou) dynasty (1027-256 BC) nobles at court attended sport archery tournaments that were accompanied by music and interspersed with elegant salutations.