CULLY Archery Learn the great sport of archery for recreation or competition; recurve or compound. Tue, 31 May 2011 12:46:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kevin at Gainesville 900, May 2011 Tue, 31 May 2011 12:46:03 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

I was very proud of all of the Forsyth County Archery Club archers this past weekend. There were struggles and successes. The archers made great progress and it seemed that everyone had a good time. I’d like to thank everyone at the Gainesville Archery Club for putting on an excellent tournament once again.

Bow Review: Rolan Recurve Bow Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:44:23 +0000

I’ll be taking a look at a low priced educational recurve bow. This bow is a great club bow, light in weight and light in draw weight, allowing an archer to learn good form no matter their age.

5 Reasons Archery Is A Great Sport Mon, 18 Apr 2011 16:21:18 +0000 Continue reading ]]>

Take a look at this video and see the top 5 reasons archery is a great sport.

  • — 5 — Different than other sports. Individual and cooperative in nature.
  • — 4 — Archery is inexpensive
  • — 3 — Archery is for everyone
  • — 2 — Archery is a safe sport with extremely low injury rates
  • — 1 — Archery brings families together

Do you disagree with my list? Leave a comment on your top 5 reasons archery is a great sport!

CULLY Archery – Introduction Mon, 18 Apr 2011 15:26:11 +0000

Welcome to CULLY Archery video series. This series will cover information on archery, club operation, recurve and olympic archery. Stay tuned for more videos!

Problem with the Win&Win Axiom Limbs Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:13:55 +0000 Continue reading ]]> One of our parents just ordered a bow for their daughter. They were going off of my recommendation for a recurve bow which can be found by clicking here.

As often is the case, the T-Rex limbs were discontinued and are replaced with another similar model. In this case, with the Axiom limbs for the same price. The problem is that the limbs are of a different specification.

I initially thought that the problem was the distance from locking point to the base of the fork. It is is 2mm longer than the previous limbs and also my Hoyt Stratix limbs.

Axiom Limb (lower) button too short

In reality the problem is the height of the locking button on the ILF limb. On my Hoyt Stratix, the height of the button is 3mm. On the Axiom limb, it is only 2mm. This prevents the limb from sliding fully into the riser socket and locking in properly.

[EDIT] After further investigation, it appears as if the culprit was the width of the ‘U’ shaped fork on the ILF limbs. The width of the fork was too narrow to fit around the post in the socket. By shaving off some of the varnish, the Axiom limbs now fit snugly into the Samick riser.

I tried to do the right thing and call Lancaster Archery to inform them of the issue. I suggested that they pull one of the limbs and try it out with a riser. I figure that’s good business, right? I didn’t get much confidence from our conversation that their technician is going to try out the limbs.

As you can see by examining closely, the Axiom limbs are about 2mm longer than my Hoyt Stratix limbs. Just enough to cause concern. If the limbs were heavy, say over 20lbs, I’d definitely recommend that they be sent back. Don’t be concerned by the length of the ‘sleeve’ but just the distance from the locking bolt to the base of the fork on the limb.

Caveat Emptor.

Axiom limbs compared to Hoyt Stratix

JOAD Grant Program Continues! Thu, 10 Mar 2011 16:52:21 +0000 Continue reading ]]> One of our goals for CULLY Archery is to help provide information and know-how on creating and running new archery clubs. It is great news that the Ann Hoyt/Jim Easton JOAD Grant Program is once again, providing funding for equipment and training to JOAD clubs.

“JOAD Clubs have equipment and coach certification needs. We understand the difficulties that clubs have in keeping up with those needs,” explained Diane Watson, USAA JOAD Coordinator. “It’s great news that we have been given the resources to help new and established programs to grow and thrive.”

If you are a new club, or if you are thinking of starting a new archery club, check out this grant program to help you get started. Money isn’t everything, but it does make getting things done easier!

Read more here:
JOAD Grants Announced

– Coach Kevin

Bad weather Archery : No problem Sun, 06 Mar 2011 17:07:40 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Yesterday we were holding a tournament for 4-H at the Forsyth County Archery Club park. The weather was not good. Instead of cancelling as we might have done last year, we pushed on. Why?

Rewind back about a year and our club was driving down for the 4-H Outdoor tournament at Rock Eagle, Georgia. The weather opened up with buckets of rain, and eventually quite a bit of lightning. Our kids didn’t handle that very well and I blame myself. During the past several years, if it was raining we would cancel practice. No one wants to set up, or tear down the equipment in the rain. We would have to dry out equipment, targets, arrows, canopy tents after practice. That’s why we would often postpone practice. We weren’t doing ourselves any favors. Our archers never learned how to shoot in the rain. The archers with feather fletchings didn’t know how to prepare for their fletchings “wilting” in the rain, or would it even matter?!?!

This year, I promised that we would push on through. We would gain that archery-rain experience that we’ll need if it rains during a tournament. After all, it’s not really the kids that rain bothers … it’s the adults. Once the archers shoot in the rain, it becomes no big deal. It’s the adults that don’t want to bother. Am I right?!?

We’ll shoot in the rain, and we’ll shoot in the cold. Our limit is shooting in the cold plus rain. We’ll cancel then, or when shooting isn’t safe. (Lightning) Otherwise, we’re there. The kids did great yesterday and next time, they’ll be better equipped with the skills to shoot in the rain.

– Coach Kevin

Archery Practice at Forsyth County Archery Club Sat, 12 Feb 2011 12:47:11 +0000 We hope that you can come out an join us at Ducktown Park for the Forsyth County Archery Club practice.

Click here for directions.

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