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Flight archery training with Turkish overdraw ''siper''

Siper ile menzil atışı antrenmanı - Flight archery training with overdraw siper.
The siper (Turkish overdraw) is used to draw the flight arrow behind the grip which allows to shoot shorter and lighter arrows which travel further of course...
Typical flight arrows can weigh about 11, 12, 13 gram and can be e.g. 61, 62, 63 cm long. The grip is not held in the typical Turkish form, usually a cloth with wax is wrapped around the grip of the flight bow and the ''cengi bazi' grip is applied.
The difficulty is to hold the thumbring in the right angle and not to put too much pressure on the arrow with your index finger, because with the lightest pressure the arrow will come out of the siper and you will shoot the grip. So it is very dangerous. The real challenge is to do this with 120 + pound flight bows... What you see here is just training with a 45 lbs bow.
Feel free to comment or ask questions.

In Flight Archery's Introduction to Aerial Archery - DVD Trailer

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Join experienced archer, Derrick Oxnam as he shows how easy it is to shoot aerial targets of all kinds with a bow. By following these simple step-by-step chapters, you will be equipped with the right gear and techniques to be successful on even your first aerial target. Derrick takes the mystery out of this challenging sport and prepares you to harvest flying birds with your bow. it doesn't matter if you shoot longbows, recurves or compounds, this DVD will turn anyone into a true aerial archer.

If you were wondering what the little objects were that exploded into a pink mist, they were paintballs.

DVD Chapters

2.Basic Equipment
3.Fletching Flu Flus
4.Flu Flu Testing
5.Aerial Fundamentals
7.Shooting Exercises
8.Arrow Tip Selection
9.Dog Safety
10.Building Targets
11.Target Options
12.Pheasant Hunting

Total Video Run Time 1 hour 36 mintues
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Archery Slow Motion Arrow Flight Cycle Slow Motion 5000fps

High speed video from last year (2013).
The video was taken to check arrow clearance and cycling as the arrows were not quite matched to the bow. As you can see, the arrow clears the button and rest fine

Taken at Lillieshall National Sports Center by EIS biomechanist Oliver Logan

Riser- Kaya K7-
Limbs- Kaya K3-
Rest- Shibuya Ultima-
Button- Beiter-
Sight Sure-Loc Quest-X-
Stabilisers- Arctec XXL-

Shafts- Easton X10-
Points- Ballistic Tungsten-
Fletchings- Eli Vanes, P2-
Nocks- Beiter In/Out

Lars Andersen Turning Arrows Episode 2

Arrows fly directions can be changed in the air.
It is one of the funniest things to do in archery.
It's actually quite easy, all experienced archers should easily be able to learn this.

It can be done with ordinary arrows, but it is far easier to learn with an arrow where there is air resistance at the tip of the arrow.
Best with a set of extra feathers in front of the arrow
But arrows with big hunting tips also work (but it is harder)

You place the arrow on strings, not in the middle, but at least one hand width from the center.
One has to experiment finding the right distance from the center of the string.

When the arrow is shot, then the wrong centering causes pushing the back of the arrow to the one side, and then the air resistance causes the arrow to rotate back, this makes the arrow turn.

An arrow that comes back completely
The return arrow requires to be shot against the wind.

It is historically described that trick archery must be done with a light bow.
Any kind of turn arrows reduces speed the more the arrow turns the more loss of power.
It works well with powerful bows but again big turn loses power.
I think only it is possible to make dangerous shots with small turns.
With my 53 pound bow and small turn the arrow hit with a lot of power.

It is historically described to hit an enemy with a turning arrow, but not if it is deadly.

Can it have practical function in combat?
Impossible to know today, but a hypothetical example:
If a man is hiding behind an obstacle, for example. a tree and he is hit with a turn arrow so he may not be killed.
But then he will probably move and then he can next be killed with a straight arrow!

But the real reason for doing this today is that it is very fun.

Why shoot around real people in video?
Only when i had been doing it for a long time
and was 100% able to shoot around every time
I tried to shoot around real people.
And of course, first of all, we made many many tests without people but with the same setup and obstacles.
If it had exposed those who participated in any possible danger, I would of course not have done that.

The purpose of shooting around people was to show that this is completely controllable.

Criticism is good
But i remove hateful not funny comments.
I also remove negative and incorrect comments from
people who think themselves to be archery experts, but do not know history, physical laws etc..

Lars Andersen

Menzil denemeleri 2 - Flight shooting 2

Menzil denemeleri 2 - Flight shooting 2 - 18.10.2009
Flight archery shooting. One Turkish bow which I am shooting (brown) has 100lbs, the other (black colour) has 75lbs, the crimean tatar has 92 lbs. All drawn with thumb.

In Flight Archery - Aerial Targets and Flu Flu Arrows - Trick Shooting - Self Thrown

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With just a little time before sundown, Derrick Oxnam managed to get out to loose just a few flu flu arrows at self thrown targets. Self thrown aerial targets are great practice and this video shows you why.

If you have any interest in getting into aerial trick shooting or hunting airborne birds with a bow, In Flight Archery's Introduction to Aerial Archery covers all the basics and is exactly what you need to get started. This DVD will save you time, money, and a lot of frustration. Get your DVD today at:

1966 US Flight Archery Championships

Shooting with Siper in Turkish Archery

In Ottoman era sportive archery existed as early as 15th century. In the earliest capital cities Bursa and Edirne there were special archery fields called okmeydani. After the conquest of Constantinople in 1453 Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror established an okmeydani for archers in the newly named city Istanbul. Flight archery has always been popular all the 623 years (1300-1923) in which the Empire survived. Bilek siperi or siper was an over-draw device that has been used by flight archers to draw shorter arrows beyond the bow grip. Here you can see how it is used.

Archery Arrow Flight High Speed Video - Best angle

This is the best angle to view arrow flight.

Archery – Arrow flight (slow motion)

self-made riser
W&W limbs 40# @ 28

Sergey Cheremisinov «The Signals»

Recorded with Chronos 1.4 (v0.3 RC 2)

flight archery

My first round at the flight shoot

I broke the record at 266 yards in the primitive self bow class. Not only I broke the record, I smash it. Previous record was 198 yards.

Stop the video after the last arrow, someone forgot to stop the recording

Handboog vereniging True Flight Archery Muntendam

maandag ‎8 ‎september ‎2008

Archery Trick Shots with Turkish Archery Equipment & Technique-I

Turkish archery is a school within Asian & Middle Eastern archery. Short, recurved composite bows are shot with thumb release. Despite the popularity of Ottoman flight archery among archery-and history enthusiasts, Turks were brilliant target shooters too. In the Archeryfield in Istanbul archers used to shoot a target called puta from distances as far as 265 m! Many sultans were depicted shooting at closer, hand-held, circular targets, probably made of wood. Shooting at closer targets with great accuracy was also reported by Ogien de Busbecq, the envoy of Habsburg dynasty in 16th century. Turkish-Ottoman bows are not easy to handle with their short length and classical no bow window design. Thumb release is harder to master than three finger release, but when mastered, it provides some advantages in the battlefield. This weapon-shooting technique combination provides great flexibility in fast shooting and in shooting in various body positions. Here are some examples...

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Eagle's Flight Navajo Jumbo I Quiver

Eagle's Flight Navajo Jumbo Traditional Leaver Quiver w/ TradTech Logo

In this video we review the Navajo Jumbo Quiver from Eagle's Flight. Arrow quivers are popular products among the archers who shop at Lancaster Archery Supply.

To check out more quiver and accessories products, visit us online

Shooting Flying Archery Targets Thrown From Laporte - New!

After a few different injuries, I am glad to be back shooting flying targets with my bow. I change it up by shooting a Sky TDX 17 ILF recurve and knock some of the dust off the foam disks thrown by my Laporte Phoenix 65T.
I just launched a new forum exclusively for aerial archers and those that are interested in learning more about shooting flying targets with a bow. This forum is only a couple days old, so I really need your help to get it off the ground. Please come register and share your experiences, ask questions, and plan local shoots with archers in your area. Join me at

G5 SGH Vs Canadian Goose - Flu Flu Arrow Penetration Test - In Flight Archery

With the huge variety of tips and broadheads on the market for your flu flu arrows, it can be difficult deciding which type will work the best. Your type of bow, poundage, fletching style, and the birds you want to hunt, are all important factors in selecting an appropriate tip. This penetration test on a Canadian goose with a G5 SGH will assist you in making a more informed decision on you next waterfowl hunt. Selecting the best head for your situation will greatly increase your chances of harvesting birds out of the air with your bow. For more information, come over to

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