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Hi All,
I was just wondering what books you all preferred to read about trad archery as far as techniques go. Just looking for some good reading material. Thanks in advanced!!!
 

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Youll get better advice on forum than you will from some of the most popular books.
 

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Walnut -

It depends on what you mean . . . “trad” archery has many interpretations.

  • English long bows
  • Hill style long bows
  • Turkish
  • Ottoman
  • Euro-Asian
  • Classic Chinese (Qing dynasty)
  • East Indian (Mughal)

. . . the list goes on and goes on . . .

so . . . what flavor of “trad” archery do you mean ?

regards,

John
 

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Books like become the arrow by Byron Ferguson.... Ive read that one before and was instead in it.
 

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Walnut -

Although is it not a book the videos published by Wolfie Hughes are interesting.

“What kind of archer do you want to be ? ”



regards,

John
 
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."Shooting the Stickbow" should be an automatic purchase for any new(or experienced) archer.

Im not sure its what the OP is talking about though.
 

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."Shooting the Stickbow" should be an automatic purchase for any new(or experienced) archer.
I'm a big reader, and a big fan of e-readers like the Amazon Kindles. That said, some books just don't translate to that format well. Particularly because referencing specific information is just easier when you can flip through real pages. Any suggestions whether this book would work in the Kindle format, or should it be a paper or hardback purchase.
 

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I'll take this forum and certain YouTube channels over almost any print resource.
Also the books by Martin Godio are excellent if not particularly well known.
 
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."Shooting the Stickbow" should be an automatic purchase for any new(or experienced) archer.

Im not sure its what the OP is talking about though.
I was given this book when I started into traditional from a member here and I believe it’s a must have book whether a beginner or seasoned archer.
 

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I'm a big reader, and a big fan of e-readers like the Amazon Kindles. That said, some books just don't translate to that format well. Particularly because referencing specific information is just easier when you can flip through real pages. Any suggestions whether this book would work in the Kindle format, or should it be a paper or hardback purchase.
Really a matter of opinion but when given the option, a real, physical paper book wins every time. Something just too artificial and bland about a kindle [ I wont call it a kindle 'book', more like a data set ].
 

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Really a matter of opinion but when given the option, a real, physical paper book wins every time. Something just too artificial and bland about a kindle [ I wont call it a kindle 'book', more like a data set ].
Storing physical books was our driver for the Kindles. The Kindles let us get back about 40 or 50 feet of shelf space.
 

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Archery Anatomy by Ray Axford is a great book. It will give you a good understanding of anatomy in relation to form.

It is a good companion to a book like Shooting the Stickbow.
 

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Storing physical books was our driver for the Kindles. The Kindles let us get back about 40 or 50 feet of shelf space.
Yeah but whats the point of a book shelf with no books on it?
 

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Yeah but whats the point of a book shelf with no books on it?
We still have books on it. Just not "story" books. I've got a small library of text books for Cisco and Juniper hardware. Some Linux, Unix and python. Hunting, fishing, hiking stuff as well as hardbacks for our favorite series'. We just got rid of the giant collection of soft backs.

To be fair though, some did get reused for displaying photos, momentos and nick knacks.
 
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