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  1. hooktonboy

    Archery Ranges Registration Changes

    I was wondering what everyone thinks of this change: Facilities : Development | Members | Archery GB | Official Website I do try to resist the urge to be grumpy so I guess there could be something in it. But I was really irritated by the "Archery GB needs....." line because I immediately felt...
  2. hooktonboy

    Barebow Stringwalking - FITA

    So I am reading the FITA manual (Barebow) and I read this: "2.4 String All kinds of string material and colours are allowed. The centre serving should not have markings for aiming." and then I read this (para 3.10) ..."With this system the archers have a constant anchor point. They only use...
  3. hooktonboy

    Compound Bow Wrist release resurgence?

    Had a great time watching the World Champs from Copenhagen today. Is it just me, or are we seeing a bit of a resurgence of the wrist release at the top level? Was a time when you would only see Dietmar with one, but today there were a lot in there - Iran, South Africa etc etc. Any thoughts?
  4. hooktonboy

    Arrows too stiff or other issue?

    Think there's possibly a few things to look at here. First (I read the US forum as well) my instinct is also that 1816s are likely too stiff for your draw weight too. But if you are off on the next target, there's also a chance you are sighting with the "wrong" eye - something for you just to...
  5. hooktonboy

    Barner Timeless Inertia rest

    Wondering if anyone can recall how the sensitivity adjustments work...?
  6. hooktonboy

    Wanted Hoyt Ortho Grip

    Right handed Hoyt ortho grip wanted. Cheers :)
  7. hooktonboy

    (Very) light draw weight limbs - best quality available?

    My shoulder problems continue, such that if I wish to keep shooting, I need to stay in the very low weights. If you have recent experience of limbs in the area of 24# / 26# marked - do you have a view on what are the best quality limbs available in that bracket, and why? Or put another way, are...
  8. hooktonboy

    How do you decide when it's worn out?

    Been shooting the same Cavalier tab for a looooong time. In fact, I realise it's about 7 years now - about 25,000 arrows! The cordovan face is all looking a bit curled up and significantly thinner then a replacement one, so I think it's time to replace and start again (I don't have a "shot -in"...
  9. hooktonboy

    Fiberbow 5.99

    For sale: right handed Fiberbow 5.99 in good used condition. 25 inch carbon fibre recurve riser, ILF fitting for limbs. Very light in the hand. Modified wooden grip fitted, see photos, but supplied with brand new original replacement grip too. A little chipping to the lacquer finish near the...
  10. hooktonboy

    Easton Recall..

    With apologies if this has been posted before - did do a quick search but couldn't see anything. Stumbled across it earlier Easton | Axis Recall Form
  11. hooktonboy

    Question: Recurve - Horizontal errors

    Ok, have been practising today at about 15m, mostly trying to decide which riser to stick with for the rest of the season - it's all about what my shoulder/elbow injuries can sustain really. So I essentially have two Oly recurve bows. I've used the same limbs on both risers, the bareshaft tune...
  12. hooktonboy

    Gold Medallist grip...does anyone know if...

    .... there are any other standard grips that are a good fit? In my "museum" I've an old GM (old enough to be branded Hoyt/Easton). It's a RH riser and the grip has been extensively modified by a previous owner. It's very high and I bet it fitted their hand perfectly (they were clearly an ape...
  13. hooktonboy

    Wrist Fletcher .44... trigger weight adjustment?

    Do you mind if I ask you a question about the release-aid I bought, because it frightens me to death :shocked: It?s the Fletcher .44 . Fletcher?s website says it can be adjusted from hair-trigger to ?heavy? ? to be honest that?s why I picked it.... I?ve been around archery long enough to...
  14. hooktonboy

    AGB August Newsletter...

    ....Just had mine. Pity there's no news in it. Good job I'm a regular visitor here.
  15. hooktonboy

    Recuve - hand tension and release

    Pinched this quote from elsewhere.... " I have been working on putting my thumb onto my little finger leaving the three drawing fingers which creates a nice shelf below the top finger and above the inner thumb area. If you put your thumb to touch the little finger you'll see what I mean."...
  16. hooktonboy

    Special Event

    Anyone here likely to be going? HASSRA North West Archery SE 2012
  17. hooktonboy

    Membership fees 2012 - instructions

    As I'm a bit of a half-wit when it comes to searching Archery GBs website... does anyone know if the Fees - Instructions for club Secretaries - are on there this year? The most obvious link seems to be broken. There were one or two...well, things that didn't go as well as they might have last...
  18. hooktonboy

    Alexander Technique

    As one who suffers more than a little with various joint "issues", I'm always looking for something to help with the problem. Although I've been familiar with Alexander Technique for some years, I recently found a document (published as an eBook) specifically relating the technique to Archery...
  19. hooktonboy

    Which Yorkshire club shoots at....

    ... a ground off the Harrogate road (A61?) Looked like a good turnout this morning - nearly parked up and joined in but for one small bow in the car :( Hang on - not the A61 - bit before that - A658? Bronte?
  20. hooktonboy

    Plantar Fasciitis...

    ... Hope I've spelt it right. Very painful. Affects the archery of course, and also normal walking is very painful. Have seen the GP - he suggested painkillers. I "suggested" that I had used them continuously for four weeks already ! He suggested some sort of foot support. I asked what type and...