To sight or not to sight?

Ahhhh~ exams are over again and finally a weekend where I do whatever I want~ *dangles feet in lazy manner* Well actually I’m not being lazy at all. Yesterday I had finally time for an archery training of proper length (4h+ shooting, yay!). Before, I mounted my aiming sight on my recurve and decided that I will use them to add some precision…

…well, that did not work out because I guess I am, no matter what modern recurve bow I shoot with, a trad archer to the core xD I spent hours trying to adjust to the aiming sight and olympic anchor, with moderate success. Of course it takes longer than that to adjust to a new position but what really irked me was the aiming. All of a sudden there is this little irritating thing in my line of sight to the target. And even when I managed to set it perfectly, I would shoot best when I ignored it. I am also pretty sure I heard the disapproving voices of my archer ancestors at one time, although that may also just have been my frustration speaking through my imagination.

So, take screwdriver, remove sights system, return to my previous technique, and I beat my 25m record again :3 (we seem to be shooting constantly from 25m these days, I guess the coach realised we were lacking practice on that distance) That average of 8 is coming closer and closer ~ *beams with confidence* Soon…

Kitty hugs to all + happy shooting to all archers ~

~Joouna

Today, life is good.

So today we had 25m day, internal competition followed by training. Not many people came, very relaxed atmosphere… I enjoyed every moment.

the view from the shooting line.
the view from the shooting line.

I also happened to shoot consistently good (though not flawless, but good) from 25m again, and as a great comeback from the whole tradbow broken/me injured fiasco, I beat my highscore! Next aim: lets get a consistent average of 8! (at first from 18m)

My aluminium arrows unfortunately suffered the first casualty of war, arrow#2 has a shot-away nock. Oh well, it shall be fixed, the shaft is still good so it should be doable.

25m barebow skills, and the classic #thatonearrow
25m barebow skills, and the classic #thatonearrow

I’m still very much in love with my recurve, and we are constantly improving, becoming one… i’m really excited for the future.

Kitty hugs to all~

~Joouna

Calamity & New Hopes

The region I live in has a very high archery club density, and quite a lot of enthusiastic traditional/barebow archers, so every year there is organised a series of barebow competitions. I was really stoked about it and trained quite a lot for it with my traditional bow, and was confident that I would do well…

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New Bow. :3

Waaah what a day…. snow and ice and completely devastated train schedules…. but it was a glorious victory.

sfrecurve

It has 30lbs draw weight, the mass is 1.6kg, so it is a nice light bow for me ^_^ The limbs are special awesomeness, a composite material of glassfiber and foam (we even learned about that composite in an aerospace materials lecture!). The aiming sight is extremely simple but it does its job, and its also a nice transparent orange so it does not obstruct my view and is easy to ignore if I want to. No clicker or stabiliser, keepin’ it simple :3

I have not yet had the chance to shoot much, only few times at the shop.

The very first shot (in the shop)
The very first shot (in the shop)

and then ~half hour at the range. So at the moment I shall let the images speak for themselves. Tomorrow and monday I can go shooting again! 😀 And then I can continue to shamelessly show off my new recurve bow :3

We also saw a wonderful fluffy cat after leaving the shop.

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So excited for the next archery trainings!!! Kitty hugs to all~

~Joouna

Well well, look who’s back :3

I am make my glorious entrance back into the blogosphere 😀 After one month of break due to… aaaaargh exams!!! I am free to do as I please again. :3

Let me share some of my hyperexcitement with you:

  • First off the exam period is over and there is a high chance that I passed all the exams, hoorah!
  • Secondly, tomorrow is a big day because I’m getting a new bow!!! It is going to be an awesome recurve bow by SFarchery. Going to that archery shop is also already an experience in itself, it is owned by Peter Elzinga, champion dutch archer. It will involve getting really really early on a train to gonthere but it is all totally worth it 😀
  • Thirdly, I have thought of doing short, free tarot readings, in order to practice my skills on a wider range of people! In a few days I will have the page set up, more on that soon.
  • Also, the sun is shining today. Sunshine is wonderful ^_^

Anyway, that’s all for now, tomorrow I will probably be shamelessly showing off my new bow so stay tuned ^_^

kitty hugs to all~

~ Joouna