||A system used in the UK at club and national
level to allow archers of all levels to compete equally
against each other. Handicap tables are available from
||The number relative to ones handicap which
when added to ones score makes it possible for a beginner
to beat an archer of greater experience in a handicap shoot.
||The centre section of the bow less the limbs. Also the
part you hold.
||An arrow that has not stuck in the boss but instead hangs
from the target face.
||When an archer places pressure too low on the grip, maybe
caused by too low a wrist position.
||Maintaining full draw whilst aiming.
||Shooting without the aid of sights.
The person responsible for the implementation of the
rules of shooting at a tournament, also when requested
will make a decision on any line
||A small disc attached to the bow
string above the nocking
point, usually located in the corner of ones mouth
as a reference point for a consistent anchor.
||The official in charge of a tournament and usually presents
||see Arrow Launcher
To return the bow to the position before being drawn
without releasing the bow
||The flexible part of a bow above and below the handle
that stores energy when the bow is drawn and released
into the arrow when loosed.
||An arrow in the target face that is either touching or
has cut the dividing line between two scoring zones, and
is scored at the higher score of the two zones.
||Traditional type of bow made from either a single wood
stave or two and joined at the handle. The staves are shaped
to form a "D" section and tapered from the handle
to the tips of the limbs, and either have horn nocks fitted
to the limb tips or self nocks cut into the limbs.
||The longest of the stabiliser rods, fitted to the back
of the bow below the grip.
||To let go of the bowstring at full
draw, ideally by relaxation of the fingers holding
the bow string.
||Master Bowman. The Second highest Archery GB,
for an archer in the UK.
||The style of loose used by most finger release archers,
and consists of placing two fingers below the arrow and
||A style of loose where the thumb is used to hold the string
and is locked in place by the forefinger, a thumb ring is
worn to protect the thumb from the string.
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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