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That's me that isOne of the nicest open shoots of the year I know is held next door to Kew Gardens by Royal Richmond Archery Club.  It happened last weekend and, although I shot a below par round and didn’t near the medals, it was a great day out.

Various participants (including me) were filmed on flip cams by some roving reporters – it was a bit spur of the moment and made me realise how ‘being on the spot’ and still being able talk coherently was quite a skill.  I now appreciate even more the feelings of some of my past internal work video ‘victims’ – who still delivered some great snippets.

If you shoot flipcam interviews – you should try and spend time on the other side as well!

Learn more about my day at Winkball’s report (my bit has the same photo as the link).

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On Saturday we were shooting at 50yds when one I saw one of my arrows hit, but also something flew past the target?

When we went up to collect the arrows at the end of that set we could see I had hit the nock of  an arrow already in the target and split it in half – with a splinter of shaft flying off with it.  Luckily it was one of mine as well!  Both arrows scored (nice) and I should be pleased with the grouping 🙂

It makes me think that it would be very hard to actually get one arrow to stick into another with modern plastic nocks.

Arrow splitting a nock.

Almost a Robin Hood

On the book pile…

Nova Swing: John M Harrison.

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