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James W Kelly

 
By James W Kelly
Published on February 9, 2009
 
Archery is one of the age old sport, which has stood the test of time. Of course, the skills of archers have increased a great deal. The Bow and arrow are a beauty and an efficient tool for hunting, all at the same time. but, to use them in a competition require lot of practice and skill.

Archery is one of the age old sport, which has stood the test of time. Of course, the skills of archers have increased a great deal. The Bow and arrow are a beauty and an efficient tool for hunting, all at the same time. but, to use them in a competition require lot of practice and skill. Our prehistoric ancestors used bow and arrow for hunting and warfare. It was only a matter time until this happened, given man's nature to brag and compete. History tells us that during the initial Olympic games archery took the center stage.

The modern equipment used today by archers help them not only to deliver the arrow with more force but also with more precision. Archery stabilizer is considered to be one of the modern innovations which helps to add to the bow's accuracy. As the name suggests, its main role is to stabilize the arms and body of the archery while aiming at the target. It is important to understand that it also allows to enhance the natural ability and training, for archery. Though, it is essential to note that it is not always allowed in competition. In most of the traditional competitions it wasn't allowed.

Archery stabilizer is considered good if it is designed in such a manner to reduce recoil. Just like firing a rifle even archery has the element of recoil. If it is not controlled properly, then it will throw the arrow off the mark, inspite of how well you aim. Stabilizer is known to mediate the vibrations and shock which results from tensioning the string.

So, in which situation does a quality archery stabilizer really pay off? In situations like hunting wild pigs, or some other easily spooked kind of game. Since, a hunter gets to shoot just a single shot. Generally, games that involve spooks require a keen sense of hearing and one can hear the string slice the air as the archer lets the arrow fly. To minimize the volume of the sound a quality stabilizer would really help. It also increases the archer's chance of scoring the exact hit.