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What kit do I need to get started?

Archery, like any other sport, can involve a large range of equipment and accessories. However, to get started all you really need are the basics.

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What kit do I need for each bowstyle?

Depending on the bowstyle you choose shoot, you might need specific kit. Here's our guide to the basics you'll need.

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What are the different types of archery?

Learn about the different ways you can do archery including target, field, flight and clout.

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Do I need to warm up and cool down?

Warming up before and cooling down is an important part of exercise, and archery is no exception. Shooting with cold muscles can lead to muscle soreness and increases your risk of injury later, and cooling down after will help to reduce your heartrate and helps with recovery.

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How long should my arrows be?

Arrow length refers to the length of the arrow shaft. It is measured from the deepest part of the nock to the end of the arrow, not including the tip. You should know this measurement before buying your arrows.

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How should I stand when shooting?

How you stand must be a repeatable action, exactly the same every time. But there are a few different ways to plant your feet and achieve that.

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What arrows should I be using?

What's difference between aluminium, carbon, aluminium carbon and wooden arrows? Which one is best for your bowstyle, or does it even matter? Here we look at the are advantages and disadvantages of each.

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What do I need to know about competing for the first time?

Competitions should be fun and friendly places for archers of all ages and abilities. But, if you've never been to one before, there can be a lot to learn. Here's a quick guide to everything you need to know.

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