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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.
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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

1.Introduction
2.Basic Equipment
3.Fletching Flu Flus
4.Flu Flu Testing
5.Aerial Fundamentals
6.Safety
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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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:

New Synthetic Flu Flu For Compounds Introduction Part 1 - Aerial Archery

These are the first tests of a new synthetic flu flu arrow attachment for compound bows to shoot aerial targets and for wingshooting. I will need beta testers for additional testing and feedback. To discuss this project, become a beta tester, and to discuss any other aerial archery topic, join me at

Watch Part 2 for the rest of that testing and even better shooting -
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2018 US Flight Archery Championships

James E. Martin, Unlimited Conventional Broadhead Flight bow, 108 pounds draw weight at 30” draw

2018 US Flight Archery Championships

Arvin Weaver, 50 pound Self Bow Record Broadhead Flight Shot
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I am shooting a crossbow for flight archery

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N'to - Trauma ft. Ethereal (Worakls Remix) Video Edit

Archery Vlog : Long Range Clout Shooting

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In today's Archery Vlog I spend St George's Day taking part in the old English tradition of clout shooting, which is essentially long range instinctive archery where the archer tries to land an arrow as close to the clout (flag) as possible.

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Lars Andersen: A new level of archery

The ultimate archery trick. Proving that Hollywood archery is not historical.

It is not possible to tell the whole story about archery in a 5 minute video.
so this video is definitely not the whole truth!
Historic archery is a lot of different methods and much is forgotten
but archery can be much more than we usually think!


THE BACK QUIVER
Hollywood of course did not invent the back quiver, but they spread the myth it was proper archery!
Many asked why I do not use a back quiver and that is why I am showing my own experience, how bad it is in motion.
There are many different historical variatoner of back quiver and they have of course been used, but presumably belt quiver was more common and some archers did not use quiver.

HISTORIC ARCHERS HAD THE ARROWS RIGHT AROUND THE BOW
Af course not all not all. Someone had the arrow left around the bow, but many historical archers had the arrow right around, also archers in Europe

TARGET PLATES
Past archers obvious used fixed targets, but not the modern round divided two dimensional.

THE THREE LEVELS OF ARROW HANDLING
It is obvious much more complicated, We can not know what the first archers did, some of the earliest pictures show arrows in the bow hand, but the arrow is much older than the bow so the quiver may be used and it is impossible entirely exclude that the first archer held his shafts in the draw hand.
In some parts of history is progress gone in the 3 levels, but other times the opposite has happened. Some archers are gone from arrows in the draw hand to the advanced rapid fire quiver that was developed just before war archery disappeared.

TRICK ARCHERY IS HISTORICAL ARCHERY
Training tricks was an integral part of several historical traditions

HISTORIC ARCHERS SHOT FAST
There are a lot of historical descriptions of archers that shoot fast
and that archers were rejected because you were not fast enough.

DO I HIT EVERYHING?
I use a LOT of time practicing, and every time I set out to learn a new skill, a new trick or how to handle a new type of bow or arrow, it takes a long time, with plenty of misses. When I got the idea of grabbing an arrow in flight and firing before I landed, it took me months to learn. For a long time, arrows flew everywhere!
But there's no trick in the video that I haven't done many times (except for splitting the arrow in flight – after I'd done that once I finished the video). The one with hitting the blade I've only done three times, though. All that running hurt my knees. ;-)

ON MY BOWS AND POWER
I'm 50 years old, and have been doing archery for only ten years. I'll never be able to shoot really fast with 100 lbs+ war bows. I tried, but it just produced injuries. Had I started at age 10, it would have been a different story. ;-)
Bows were not always shoot against plate armour (as at Crecy in 1346 and Agincourt in 1415). This was very much the exception. Many opponents had little or no armour at all, and Stone Age findings show that many animals were taken down by multiple shots. Also, in 1923 Saxton T Pope examined a number of historical museum bows from around the world. His conclusion was that most only had a tensile strength of 45-50 pounds.
The fast shooting methods I use are described in war manuals and are intended to be performed with war bows

THE CHAINMAIL TEST
Around 04:22 I penetrate chainmail. The arrows had bodkin tips, and the chainmail is riveted. However, while the gambeson is thick, it's not as thick as some I've seen elsewhere. But one reason the arrows penetrate is that I sharpen not only the tip itself, but also the edges of the bodkin tip.

HIT AN INCOMING ARROW!
You don't have time to aim or think, but can only do it if your reactions are completely instinctive. First of all, you need to be convinced that you WILL hit it, so you can “feel” the incoming arrow and fire at it instead of just flinching away.
I was also in doubt whether it was smart to show this, because I don't want anyone to get hurt trying to copy the trick. I trained for years with soft boffer arrows and spent a LONG time before I tried it even the first time. And the arrow shoot at me was not shoot with a very powerful bow, though it was definitely dangerous enough!

I didn't think it was possible to split an arrow!
It was a light bamboo arrow with a metal tip, and the arrow I shot back was a heavier aluminum arrow. That the arrow split was just pure luck, and I'm not certain I could repeat it without first training for a long time.

FINAL WORDS
Thank you for watching my videos and for reading.
I will remove rude and dumb comments.
I will also remove dumb “archery experts” comments.


- Lars Andersen, January 2015

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some flight archery

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1966 US Flight Archery Championships

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In Flight Archery - A Tip On Limb Clearance and Bowhunting Waterfowl


Hunting ducks and geese with a bow is an awesome challenge and a great way to add weeks or even months to you archery season. Limb clearance is something you might overlook in your early morning setup but this little detail can really mess up a great opportunity. For a complete guide on getting started shooting aerial targets and birds with a bow, pick up this dvd

"Sackstofftauben"-Schießen, selbstgeworfene Luftziele, in flight archery

In diesem Video seht ihr Eins meiner Luftziele. Die Sackstoff-Taube. Ein mit Stretch- und Packfolie gefüllter Jutesack. Am Sack habe ich ein Gurtband angenäht, damit er sich besser werfen lässt.

Flight & Clout Archery PedetaZawra Course

Kursus Lanjutan Kejurulatihan PedetaZawra November 2018

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New Synthetic Flu Flu For Compounds Introduction Part 2 - Aerial Archery

These are the first tests of a new synthetic flu flu arrow attachment for compound bows to shoot aerial targets and for wingshooting. I will need beta testers for additional testing and feedback. To discuss this project, become a beta tester, and to discuss any other aerial archery topic, join me at

Watch Part 1 for the explanation of this project and additional aerial archery shooting -

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