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DO I NEED MY OWN EQUIPMENT TO TAKE PART ON THE BASIC ARCHERY LESSONS?
No, the equipment for all levels is included.
CAN I BRING MY OWN EQUIPMENT?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own equipment. As part of the class, Chris is available for you to check your equipment and make sure your bow is properly set up and adjusted.
IS A BASIC ARCHERY COURSE FEASIBLE FOR MY ENTIRE FAMILY?
Instinctive archery can be enjoyed both, alone and in a group. An afternoon in the fresh air, on a 3D course, in the community of friends and family is a special experience for many archers. Instinctive archery is something for everyone, so yes! The basic archery course is a great start for the entire family.
IS THERE A RECOMMENDED AGE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BASIC ARCHERY COURSE?
No matter what age you are from 8 to 80, you can start shooting for fun or competitively. It teaches you teamwork when taking part in group competitions.
It also builds up your self-confidence as it combines your mental and physical attributes. You will learn responsibility. The costs are relatively low and you don’t need a lot of equipment to get started.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO LEARN ARCHERY?
The truth is there is no set point on how long it takes to learn archery as you are always improving your skill.
Archery can take up to an hour to learn but takes a lifetime to master. The answer may sound snarky but is true because it can be hard to get your technique right and improve your accuracy. Getting started and learning the technicalities of aiming and shooting your bow is effortless to grasp. However, honing those skills and building the muscles to do everything without fail every time takes a lot of hours and practice, whether you receive lessons, or learn at home or by yourself. However, if you are prepared to practice, then you can learn the basics, pretty fast.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MASTER ARCHERY?
The truth is it can take many years to master archery to make it perfect. It can take up to three years for you to get good at it. Further, it depends if you are using traditional bare bows, Olympic, or a compound bow. In sports, you can find elderly archers beating youngsters at the game.
The sports are not about how your physical condition is, but also the experience you have. Alternatively, it is a mind game as some Asian cultures use it to meditate. The minimum limitation for bow hunting is 40 lbs, and you do not need to be Hercules to pull the string.
WHY IS ARCHERY NOT THAT EXPENSIVE?
Archery is a unique occupation, as it comprises of different pieces of gear you can mix and match. As an entry-level archer, you will need to get some gear, a place to practice, and most important participate in archery lessons. All of these things may sound expensive but does not have to be. Luckily, you can custom-tailor your equipment to fit in with your budget.
WHAT IS 3D ARCHERY?
This is the outdoors version of target archery and practiced through uneven terrain and woodlands. The typical course comprises of 20 targets. It is suitable for all skill levels. Here shooters practice shooting at targets uphill or downhill at unmarked distances with light, dark conditions, and wind present.
On the course, you will find 3-dimensional target-resembling animals set up at various distances and elevations, which are effectively simulated hunting scenarios.
Archers score points according to accuracy. Taking part in the competition is not limited to hunters though and many participants are not hunters at all.
IS TAKING UP ARCHERY EXPENSIVE AS A LEISURE ACTIVITY?
Maybe you want to try archery and want to become the next Robin Hood. The fact is it is easy to get started. You need to find the time, the right equipment, and a place to shoot. The truth is it is easier than what you think. The costs can vary from one archer to another.