Historical documents indicate that archery has been around for quite a long time. In times past, archery was used in warfare and for hunting. However, since the growth of the firearm, archery has turned into a recreational activity. An arrow is a shaft with an arrowhead in the front and a nock and fletching in the rear of the shaft. Before, arrow shafts were made from wooden stuff. The disadvantage with wooden archery arrows is that they’re prone to warping.
Manufacturers are currently using materials which are more durable such as fiberglass, aluminum, and carbon fiber. Shafts made from fiberglass are straight and brittle. The aluminum shaft has the benefit of being lighter in weight and travel faster than the fiberglass shaft. However, the very best material to use in creating the shaft is the carbon fiber.
Archery competitions involve shooting archery arrows in a set goal from a prescribed space. The indoor game has a variety of 18 to 25 meters. The goals are set up and archers take part by shooting three or more archery arrows within a specified period. When all of the archers have shot their arrows, all of the opponents move to the aims to calculate their scores and retrieve their arrows. The goals are marked with concentric rings with every ring representing a particular score. The very same rules apply in conducting the outside sport.
Aside from the target archery, there’s also the field archery. Field archery involves three kinds of rounds. In the area around, archers shoot at targets set up 80 yards off. The archer must aim to reach the target at the white centre or the black outer. Each portion of the goal has a particular score. The hunter round isn’t any different except that the goals are placed at an irregular distance 70 yards off. The targets to target would be the fur and the bull’s attention. The animal round is quite exciting. The entire scenario looks like a real life hunting trip. 3D archery is also quite popular among ‘hunters’ since it involves shooting arrows in life sized models of actual game.
There are other kinds of archery which are also quite popular with archers like flight archery, ski archery and cross- bow archery. In flight archery, the opponents aim to see who can take the furthest. This sport occurs in flat plateau-like places. Ski archery, on the other hand, involves skiing within a established track and then shooting at targets set up at particular areas along the ski track. Archery accessories make the game much easier to play. Accessories like archery target stands, 3D antelope goal and wheeled goal stands are in popular use today.