Archery Clothing - nice shot.
Archery clothing is not all about camo. In fact,
you don't have to be a hunter to enjoy archery.
(Natalie Portman in archer fashion)
Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to
propel arrows. The word comes from the Latin arcus. Historically, archery has
been used for hunting and combat. In modern times, it is mainly a competitive
sport and recreational activity. A person who participates in archery is
typically called an archer or a bowman, and a person who is fond of or an expert
at archery is sometimes called a toxophilite.
Most archers wear a bracer (also known as an arm-guard)
to protect the inside of the bow arm from being hit by the string and prevent
clothing from catching the bow string. The bracer does not brace the arm; the
word comes from the armoury term "brassard", meaning an armoured sleeve or
badge. The Navajo people have developed highly ornamented bracers as
non-functional items of adornment. Some archers (mostly women) also wear
protection on their chests, called chestguards or plastrons. The myth of the
Amazons was that they had one breast removed to solve this problem. Roger
Ascham mentions one archer, presumably with an unusual shooting style, who wore
a leather guard for his face.
The drawing digits are normally protected by a leather
tab, glove, or thumb ring. A simple tab of leather is commonly used, as is a
skeleton glove. Medieval Europeans probably used a complete leather glove.
Eurasiatic archers who used the thumb or Mongolian draw protected their thumbs,
usually with leather according to the author of Arab Archery, but also with
special rings of various hard materials. Many surviving Turkish and Chinese
examples are works of considerable art. Some are so highly ornamented that the
users could not have used them to loose an arrow. Possibly these were items of
personal adornment, and hence value, remaining extant whilst leather had
virtually no intrinsic value and would also deteriorate with time. In
traditional Japanese archery a special glove is used that has a ridge to assist
in drawing the string.
National Field Archery
Association (NFAA) The National Field Archery Association is a non-profit
corporation dedicated to the sport of archery, and is the largest field archery
organization in the World. Founded in 1939, the NFAA now consists of 49
chartered state associations and nearly 1,000 affiliated clubs. The NFAA is a
member of the International Field Archery
Association and a national allied organization of
Association: Since its inception in 1993 the Archery Shooters Association,
headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, has hosted tens of thousands of amateur and
professional archers from across the United States in national and state 3-D
competitions. The state level organization is known as the ASA Federation, while
the national level is the McKenzie ASA Pro/Am Tour. The Federation has chapters
in 30 states with over 7,000 members and 300 clubs. Features that distinguish
ASA competitions include standardized competition rules; professionally executed
shooting ranges; high standards for dress and conduct; safety standards that
include a maximum arrow speed standard; the copyrighted 12-ring and 14-ring
scoring system; and the largest paybacks in national competitive 3-D archery.
Buyers Association: The National Archery Buyers Association (NABA) is a
non-profit association of archery and bowhunting retailers within the United
States and Canada. It brings together quality archery dealers with industry
manufacturers to achieve the best wholesale pricing.
Archery: professional archer. A few of his accomplishments include,
APA Rookie of the Year, IBO National Champion (more than once), NABH National
Champion, AZ International Gold Medallist, European Grand Prix Gold medallist,
World Field Championship Bronze Medallist, World Field Championship Silver
Medallist, Arnold Classic Champion (more than once), US Open Silver Medallist,
US Open Gold Medal Team, British National Indoor Champion, Australian Field
Championship Gold Medallist and has been on the Joe Rogan pod cast (yes,
Search listens to the pod cast).
If you plan to hunt with your bow, you may want to think
about wearing camo. Camouflage is the use of any combination of materials,
coloration, or illumination for concealment, either by making animals or objects
hard to see.
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Archery is a great sport for people of all ages.
Again, you don't have to hunt to enjoy the sport of archery.
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