||A damper (usually rubber) fitted between the stabiliser
rod (long or short) and tip weight, helps to absorb the
high frequency vibrations at the tip of the stabiliser and
stop them travelling back along the rod to the bow and archer.
||To pull the bowstring back with the draw hand whilst holding
the bow steady with the bow hand.
||The hand that holds the bowstring.
||The distance from the nocking
point to the pivot point
of the bow at full draw,
sometimes measured to the back
of the bow .
||The force (usually in pounds) required to draw a bow to
a given length. Normally indicated on the lower limb,
i.e. 38lb at 28 inches
||The number of arrows shot (usually three or six) before
the archers go to their targets to score and remove their
||A line at least 10 yards behind the shooting
line, were all tents and other shelters shall be placed.
||see Target Face
||A warning cry to STOP shooting immediately. Usually
called out when someone or something! strays into or behind
the shooting area
||A form of archery shot outdoors in a wooded area, with targets
of different sizes set at varying distances and elevations
to the archer, the archers walk from target to target.
||The person in charge and control of shooting on the archery
||A piece of leather or synthetic material worn over the draw
fingers to protect them from the bow string and to aid in
a smooth release.
||The side to side motion of the nock end of an arrow in flight.
||The distance from the grip to the
bow string measured by placing a fist on the grip
with the thumb extended towards the bow string. The normal
method of checking the bracing
height for Long bows.
||Fédération Internationale De Tir à
L'Arc, The international governing body for the sport of
Also the major metric round
||A bow with limbs of
a flat section usually made from fibreglass and wood laminations.
||A loose using only two fingers, usually the first and Index
||The feathers/flights added to the nock
end of the arrow shaft, to aid directional stability of
the arrow in flight. Normally three per arrow although some
archers use two or four.
||An archery competition in which the object is to shoot an
arrow the furthest distance.
|Flu Flu arrow
||An arrow with large feathers and large blunt pile used for
shooting birds or targets thrown in the air.
||Forward of centre, the distance the centre of gravity is
moved forward in relation to the centre of the arrows length,
usually expressed as a percentage
||Small markers placed on the ground to mark an archers position
on the shooting line
to aid in maintaining a constant alignment with the target.
||That all important part of shooting. Starting with the release
and ending with the arrow hitting the target, and so easily
|| Allowing the draw hand to move forward towards the bow
immediately prior to or during
||The position where the bow string is drawn back and the
draw hand anchors in
relation to the head and neck.
Grand Master Bowman. The highest Archery GB, classification
for an archer in the UK.
||The centre colour of the multicoloured target used in target
archery. Also the highest scoring zone on a target face.
||The part of the bow handle
where the bow is held, on some bow designs the grip is removable
allowing one to adjust their hand position on the handle.
||An arrow holder that either sits on or sticks into the ground,
some can also hold a bow.
||The pattern of an archers arrows close together in the target.
The above is for information only and as such no guarantee is given as to the accuracy or use of this glossary.
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