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How To : Use the basic concepts to improve in archery

New to the sport of archery? Maybe you're trying to hunt that perfect buck? Whatever the case may be, sport or hunting, this eight-part video tutorial series will help improve your beginner skills, to start you on your way to becoming a great archer. Tom Surlak from the long ...more

How To : Grip a bow

In this tutorial, we learn how to grip a bow. If you have an improper grip, it will effect how your bow flies in the air. If you have a bad grip, your shooting will be off and mess with your accuracy. You will grip your bow flat, imagining you are pushing up against a wall. Th ...more

How To : Tie a D-loop for archery bowstrings

Are you an archer, or hunter or bowman in need of a D-knot on the bowstring? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to tie a D-loop for archery bowstrings. You might not be doing this for a precision sport like archery, you may just want to get the next big deer out there ...more

How To : Install arrow wraps

This how-to video shows a quick and painless way to put arrow wraps on arrows without getting bubbles or screwing up alignment. This is a very effective way to install an arrow rap, and saves you the pain and hastle of messing up.

How To : Make a traditional longbow and recurve bow

Archery is a sport that requires a lot of skill, and it takes even more skill to make your own longbow. Luckily, you have this nine part series to guide you. This tutorial will take you through ever aspect of making your own longbow and teach you how to do it yourself. Your un ...more

How To : Make a bow and arrow with a pen and a rubber band

This video helps in making a bow and arrow using pencil, pen and rubber band. You can get these from school, stores, house etc. Items used : color Pencil, rubber band, knife with a sharp tip, pen that comes apart, adhesive tape or glue. Preparation: First of all, make a hole a ...more

How To : Shoot a bow in 8 steps

The 8 steps of shooting a bow in archery. This tutorial in proper shooting covers stances, grip, nocking the arrow, grasp, raise, draw and more. This is a beginner archery lesson covering the mechanics of shooting.

How To : Make a simple bow

This is a guide that will show you how to make a bow out of everyday items. First, you want to find a curved branch outside that's nice and thick so it won't snap. Also, if it's connected to other branches just saw them off, and then remove any smaller twigs or leaves from the ...more

How To : Brace and unbrace a recurve bow

This method is for those of you looking to quickly brace or unbrace your bow. There are several methods available, but this method is for those of you looking for a quick fix. This is a basic lesson in archery. This uses the step through method.

How To : Properly shoot and sight in a compound bow

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to properly shoot and sight in a compound bow. It is recommended that users use a release. Your body should be perpendicular to the target. Hold the bow vertically, and hold it with a relaxed and secure grip. When you are ready to begi ...more

How To : Make a home-made rubber band bow and arrow

In this video, Lusitano 9514 will show you how to make a homemade rubber band bow and arrow out of common household items. To do it, you will only need a basic plastic coat hanger, a long rubber band, and some kind of a stick (for the "arrow"), all of which are quite inexpensi ...more

How To : Shoot a recurve bow

Shooting a recurve bow in archery is different than other bows. Learn about shooting a recurve bow including draw length and arrows in this archery video tutorial. Take action: keep glove tight, use a more instinctive shot, and expect less accuracy. John Swindle, the instructo ...more

How To : Make a bow and arrow from household items

In this video you will learn how to make a bow and arrow from household items. In order to do this, just follow these steps: The first thing to do is to get your tools. Get any tool that will help you to cut things. Now, you need 2 yard flags and an elastic. Take 1 yard flag a ...more

How To : Make your own shortbow

In this Outdoor Recreation video tutorial you are going to learn how to make your own short bow. For this you will need a 15mm and 7mm PVC tube both of 85.5cm length, a 55.5cm long 20mm PVC tube, a 20cm long 25mm PVC tube, hammer, a wire of about 1m long, tape, nails, saw, mea ...more

How To : Make a miniature crossbow

This is an awesome mini cross bow that will really shoot. You just need some tape, a rubber band and a pen and you’ll be on your way to making this cool toy. It’s not very difficult and can be done in just a few minutes. Step 1. To begin making your own crossbow, boil water o ...more

How To : Make a mini bow and arrow with a pen

We need a pen, thread or twine, small stick or wooden skewer, and scissors to make a mini bow and arrow. First open the pen and take the ink lead. Cut the thread 20cm. Tie up the string tightly on the tip of the pen and cut the notch on the other side of the pen. Then tie up t ...more

How To : Shoot a medieval longbow

Kevin Hicks from the History Squad demonstrates how to use a medieval longbow at an English Heritage event at Bolsover Castle in this archery tutorial video. This weapon was made famous during the 100 Years War in the 14th & 15th century. Follow the simple instructions outline ...more

How To : Make a powerful bow for under 5 dollars

This is a tutorial that will show you how to create a powerful bow and for under $5. The material you'll need is 1 curved pipe, poly poli string, tape, scissors, and a knife. First you want to cut a slit and a hole on each end of the pipe and then add some tape underneath it t ...more

How To : Use archery accessories

Archery accessories and training aids can aid safety and accuracy. Check out some great bow accessories in this archery video tutorial. Take action: don't over-grip bow, lock rest at 90 degree angle, and use fixed pin sights for advanced archery. John Swindle, the instructor o ...more

How To : Crest longbow arrows

Watch this short video on how `crest`(which is a form of decorating arrows as used by Edwardians/Victorians) arrows using enamel paints to form bands of color.

How To : Straighten wooden longbow arrows

Watch how to do this basic method of straightening bent wooden arrows using steam to soften the wood. Please be careful when using steam. You can employ this method without the help of steam/heat, the effects do not last as long and some VERY bent arrows will need heating.

How To : Make a bow and arrow from a ball point pen

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a bow and arrow from a ball point pen. First, you will take the top and bottom off of the pen. Then, use a knife to poke a hole in one side of the case until you reach the other side. Now, make small notches in the top of it so you can st ...more

How To : Select the right arrow for beginning archers

If you're new to archery, this video is for you. Archery experts show you the different weights of arrows which you can choose to fire, and demonstrates the benefits and drawbacks when it comes to a heavy arrow versus a lighter one.

How To : Accurately shoot a compound bow

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to shoot a compound bow. It is deeply recommended that users who use a compound bow should have a release. Put your arrow on the string and push it in until you hear a click. Now hook the release into the D-loop. Your feet should be sh ...more

How To : Sight in a bow

Ike, from Ike's Outdoors.com gives basic information on Sighting a Bow. He explains a few things he does before he even goes out and shoots. He explains how to line up the site with your arrow whether you are left handed or right handed and then gives pointers on "following th ...more

How To : Make a survival bow and arrow for small game

Watch this video to learn how to make a great survival bow and arrow for small game. After watching this, you'll be able to do this with your own two hands. Next time you're lost in the woods, you'll know how to catch your own game. Bunnies will need to watch out!

News : Russian Roulette Bridge Jumping

Leave it to the Russians to come up with this borderline suicidal winter sport. After all, they did invent the terrifyingly lethal game of chance, Russian Roulette. From the blog English Russia, "It’s new fun in some Russian cities to jump from a bridge roped together in a b ...more

How To : Powder test your arrows for bowhunting

Understanding arrow flight can make you more effective in the whitetail woods. This tip from professional archer and hunter Larry Wise teaches you how to powder test your arrows for bowhunting. He shows you that paper and powder testing will reveal your arrow problems, to avoi ...more

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