Introduction to Stringwalking

Stringwalking may sound like a difficult technique, but at the end of the day, it is no harder and can be more accurate than gap shooting.
When stringwalking, a barebow archer keeps the point of the arrow directly on the gold at any distance, unlike gap shooting. In order to actually hit gold, we move our fingers down the string, away from the nock of the arrow and pull from different places on the string to shoot at different distances. The farther our fingers are to the nocking point, the flatter the launch angle of the arrow becomes, therefore it will hit lower, corresponding to a shorter flight distance. Continue reading Introduction to Stringwalking

So You Want to be a (Barebow) Archer: Instincts, Gap, and String Walking

A common quandary we here at Trojan Archery encounters when teaching beginners–who all are introduced to archery through the barebow style–is how to teach them to aim. For shorter distances, the concept of “instinctive” aiming is straightforward; what you’re looking at is usually what you hit. However, for longer distances, and especially with elevation changes akin to those in a field round, the answer of … Continue reading So You Want to be a (Barebow) Archer: Instincts, Gap, and String Walking

So You Want to be an Archer: Intermediate Level Gears

With the equipment discussed in the last part of our SYWTBA series, Beginner’s Introduction to Gears, we have completed the so-called barebow recurve set-up. This set-up, despite the connotation of the name, is by its own right a recognized archery discipline. By virtue of being a college club, we here at Trojan Archery are also interested in providing resources for those who shoot in the … Continue reading So You Want to be an Archer: Intermediate Level Gears

So You Want to be an Archer: Beginner’s Introduction to Gear

Archery is a sport in which both the physicality of the shooter and the physical performance and design of the bows and its parts work in tandem to produce accurate and reproducible shots. To that end, the bow itself contains significantly more pieces than most casual observers can surmise; with each piece serving a particular function in making the shot the most accurate and reproducible. … Continue reading So You Want to be an Archer: Beginner’s Introduction to Gear