|Name:||John A. Blackwell|
|Type of user:||I am usually a lurker but will speak from time to time.|
|Me and Scott Wavra at the 1998 New Hampshire State
I am primarily a "lurker" on the archery news groups.
I get some very useful insight to shooting techniques
and styles, as well as general equipment information.
I shoot a Sky Conquest with 40# (66"AMO) carbon wood limbs. I use an Easton stabilizer and have gotten rid of the V-bars. They have been replaced with a 4 ounce weight opposite the stabilizer. I have a Sure-Loc FITA Extreme site with a simple pin (no aperture), and use a Fast-Flight string. My arrows are 27" Easton ACC's (#3L-04 with 80 grain points and blue spin wings). Recent changes to my kit now include a Hoyt Avalon+ and Easton X10 arrows with spin wings.
I have been shooting since I was 15 years old. As a
high school (USA) student, I competed in JOAD and
school varsity team matches. I was team captain and
won the school's archery award in 1983. At that time
I was shooting a Greencat (Korean) recurve bow. I have
recently gotten back into shooting every day with my
new Sky Conquest and recently took the bronze medal
in the New Hampshire (USA) State Championships.
I am hoping to see a real comeback in traditional and
recurve shooting. There are too many shooters out there
who use compound bows that do not know nor understand the
beauty and required skill of a recurve bow. This is also
just my humble opinion! ;-)
Archery brings a peace to one's mind. So, no matter
what bow type you use, keep shooting, and enjoy the