|Nickname:||Micky or Fangs|
|Type of user:||Usually searchiing for technical stuff, or reviews|
|Thats me shooting a 50m distance with my trusty 2112 X7s...|
Theres a wealth of informatin in these..:)..
Usually I peruse for techie articles..relating to form more than new gadgets..I like my setup simple...prefering to improve the guy behind the bow rather than rely on fancy gadgets to improve scores...I've seen many others splashing huge sums of money on equipment chasing a higher score...but the improvements are marginal and hardly sustained... Still, i do sit up and take notice when there are sensible new products in the market...:)..
Riser: Yamaha Superfeel
Limbs: Yamaha Super Ceramic Carbon 68" @ 45#
Sight: Shibuya Dual CLick
Rest: Spigarelli magnetic
Stabs: Shibuya Titanium Carbon with a pair of matching SideKick short rods.
X7 2112 (70mm Kurly Vanes),
XX75 2114 Advantage Camo(4" rubber vanes)
XX75 2117 Gamegetter (5" feather vanes)
CT Sportster 210(45mm Kurly Vanes)
E75 Gold 1916's
I started shooting only in 1998 ( i think!) when i was still at the University of Singapore doing my final year in Architecture.Yes u're right to think that i've probably lost it to be taking up a new sport in FINAL YEAR... but i think i managed to work it nicely into my crazy tight schedule..:)..
i started with a 68" Samick Mind 10 @30#...shot in a local competition, and came away with a bronze medal 4 mths after taking up the sport. Of course, since i was in university, i could shoot almost every other day... the strength came easily enough, and the chaps at the Archery Club at the National University of Singapore(NUS) had been just great at helping a (then!) beginner like me...
i've since graduated but continue to train with the NUS chaps as an alumni archer every weekend that i can.
I've yet to shoot a FULL FITA... but will work up to that in due time. IT gets worse since i'm working, and my work takes me out of the country sometimes, so i tend to skip out on training when this happens. I've set up a small target in my apartment so i can shoot at home..though at 3m distance!!!..I suppose it will suffice for form training...:) My dog usually hides behind me when i'm practising at home..:)..smart boy, that Chinka.
I seem to do better at longer distances, for some strange reason. In the last competition I shot, i managed a 318/360 at 50m...but went on to screw the 30m distance with a lousy 280+ score!! Everyone was puzzled...some came to me and thought i had thrown the competition for some reason. Anyway, i settled for second place in my class of competition...:)
I usually shun carbon arrows, prefering huge aluminiums instead, just for the feel and the thrill of seeing the arrow in flight longer. Unfortunately, this is detrimental when shooting longer distances!! So i have been "forced" to switch to carbons recently as i look at 70m and 90m FITA distances...though i dun like em..i think they're a necessary evil!!
I'm still pretty new to the game and have got a lot to learn, and the web has been a great source of information.
It is a game of contradictions...to hold 44# at full draw and..RELAX??? in order to shoot a good score..:).. it has sharpen my focus/mental skills tremendously though...:)
I've also met and known a lot of people in the process..and also have evangelised the sport to a few friends...)
Archery is a non-spectator sport...I feel that its probably the most boring game on earth to watch...but if u could plug a lead from an archers brain and televise it, hell..move over SUPER BOWL...WORLD CUP FOOTBALL..US OPEN etc etc!!!!...archery is THE extreme game..mentally...even though to no one but the archer ..:).. still i'd love to see more TV coverage of my favourite sport, if only to improve my own game and see the Korean chaps win more medals!