Traditional Archery Supply ™
659 Bedford St. (Rt. 18)
Whitman, MA 02382 - USA
Traditional Archery Supply
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Our expert staff will help you choose the best equipment for your needs and budget.
The necessary equipment for archery sports (after a bow and arrows) are:
There are actually two parts to the target: the target back (the thick area that the arrow sinks into, which can be Styrofoam, straw or other fiber) and the target face made of paper, woven cloth, canvas or Tyvek, which is decorated with rings or other images for scoring.
The target face is pinned on the target back and is changed as needed. Target faces cost from $1.25 each for 16" printed paper to $50.00 and up for fitted Tyvek models.
Safety is enhanced by a quiver too, as the arrows are neatly tucked away until ready for shooting. Carrying loose arrows can be hazardous for anyone, but especially for children. These handy arrow holders come in shoulder, hip and back and ground models. Bow quivers are useful for hunters or prolonged practice.
Anyone who has ever felt the sting and burn of a bowstring will remember how it feels. Avoidance of injury is important for children (as it is for adults, too) and so an armguard is recommended.
A fingertab ("Tab") is simply a piece of leather with a hole cut in it and shaped to drape evenly over the surface of the inner hand where it meets the bow string.They are made in small, medium and large sizes and a variety of thickness and materials.
See How to Use a Finger Tab
Both the shooting glove and the fingertab are worn on the hand the pulls the string and come in many sizes and styles. Personal choice determines which is best for you.
A Bow Stringer is highly recommended for all wooden Recurves and Longbows. They not only make stringing the bow much easier and prevents twisting and damage to the limbs, but most importantly, it is the SAFEST way.
A bow stringer is ABSOLUTELY necessary with a flat-limbed wooden bow in order to avoid twisting the limbs with other methods of stringing (such as the "step-through" method) which will ruin a bow. See How to Use a Bowstringer