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Introduction to Archery

People are shooting with recurve bows during an archery competition. Hands and bows only. Green bow.

Archery is a sport demanding a range of skills from a steady hand, strong shoulders, flexible muscles, a keen eye and a cool disposition. Archery has a number of health and fitness benefits as well as being an enjoyable and social sport.

Archery equipment has improved in its technology since its humble beginnings, but the sport remains essentially unchanged. Modern bows are made of a combination of wood, coated with carbon fibre, fibreglass or ceramic.

The arrows consists of a carbon or aluminium shaft with a steel head, and can travel at speeds of around 149 mph (240 kph).

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