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Addressing the Target
The archer's stance straddling the shooting line prior to shooting the arrow.
Visually lining up a sight pin to the center of the target; if a sight is not used, visual placement of the tip of the arrow on a specific point while shooting at a target over a given distance.
The fixed position of the bowstring hand on the jaw or cheek while holding or aiming.
Device worn on forearm and wrist areas of the bow arm to protect the arm from impact.
The piece to which the arrow rest is attached.
Device mounted just above the arrow shelf on the bow on which the arrow rests during draw, hold and release.
Method of shooting which does not use a bow sight.
The arm in which the bow is held.
The hand in which the bow is held.
Distance between the pivot point of the bow and the string.
Process of stringing the bow in preparation for shooting, by placing the bowstring loops into position in the notches of the bow.
The center of the target or that part of the target face with the highest scoring value.
the speed with which an arrow is shot.
Bow invented by H.W. Allen in 1966, designed with an eccentric pulley system to maximize pull weight poundage at mid-draw and minimize stacking at full draw. Flattest arrow path of all types of bows
Undesired forward motion of the bowstring from the anchor point immediately prior to release.
Colored bands on the arrow used to identify a set.
The process of moving the bowstring with nocked arrow from brace height to the archer's anchor point on the face.
Deviation in the flight of an arrow due to wind.
A set number of arrows which are shot before going to the target (typically 3, 5, or 6) to score and retrieve them.
The side of the bow nearest the target.
: Leather device worn to prevent blistering on the surface of the three drawing fingers.
The stabilizing feathers attached to an arrow between the nock and crest. See vane.
The act of holding the release position until the arrow has struck the target.
The center portion of the bow where the hand exerts pressure during the draw.
: The arrangement of the end of arrows on the target face after they have been shot. Typical all arrows in the end are close to each other
The act of maintaining the bow and arrow in a stable position at full draw prior to release.
Index Feather/ Vane
The feather at right angle to the slit in the nock of the arrow and usually a different color from the remaining feathers. AKA: cock feather.
Releasing tension after drawing without releasing the arrow.
The energy-storing parts of the bow located above and below the riser. Working parts of the bow
: A long, relatively straight bow that preceded the recurve bow in many cultures.
Device on the end of the arrow opposite the point, made with a groove for holding the arrow to the bowstring when placed in position for shooting.
The technique of placing the arrow on the bowstring in preparation for shooting.
The stops on the serving of the bowstring which mark the nocking point for the arrow.
The position on the string where the arrow is placed. Typically marked by the nock locator.
The slits at the ends of the bow for the string.
Drawing the arrow beyond the face of the bow or drawing the bow to its point of maximum stress on the limbs.
: Undesired motion of the archer's head at time of release in an attempt to follow the arrow trajectory into the target.
Undesired lateral motion of the string hand and arm away from the bowstring at time of release.
The tip of the arrow that pierces the target. Classifications include: target; field; broadhead (hunting point); and blunt.
Distance at which the archer may utilize the center of the target as an aiming point.
: Any device designed to hold arrows not being shot.
Area designated for target or field archery.
Bow manufactured so the ends of the limbs deflect toward the back of the bow to increase leverage when the bow is braced.
: The act of putting the arrow into flight due to a release of pressure on the bowstring.
The areas of the bow just above and below the grip. The heavy part of the bow.
Protective thread wrapped around the bowstring where the arrow is nocked.
The body of the arrow upon which the nock, fletching, and point are mounted, and the crest is printed.
The line straddled by archers during shooting which indicates a specific distance from the target in target archery.
Adjustable device attached to the bow which facilitates the aiming process for the archer.
The outermost perimeter of the target face outside the scoring area.
The measured deflection of an arrow when depressed by a two-pound weight at its center. AKA flexibility of the arrow
Equipment used by an archer.
The scoring area of the target.
Device for holding the bow at draw and to inspect the curvature.
Device used to measure brace height and locate the nocking point on the bowstring.
: The parabolic flight pattern of an arrow following release.
Adjustment of arrow rest, pressure point, string height and nocking height to improve arrow flight; includes determination of correct spine.
A term used most commonly when fletching is made of plastic or rubber instead of feathers.
: The bow manufacturer's determined number of pounds required to draw each bow's string at a given draw length
The effect of wind on the arrow flight.
Viewing space between the side of the bow and the string at full draw.
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