Why Traditional?

In contrast to "Modern Equipment Shooters" like Compound, we do not use any sights, stabilizers or other technical aids. We, the traditional archers, use wooden bows and arrows with natural feathers. Themed "live and let live", we shoot side by side with compound shooters at tournaments- no problem!

We favour the traditional equipment, because it`s much easier, more uncomplicated and furthermore it`s just more fun. Beside the esthetic value, our longbows, flatbows and recurves are extremely efficient. We actually have advantages compared to sight- shooters on a bowhunt (prohibited in europe).
But by simulating a hunt we keep the tradition alive. At field archery tournaments we shoot at an average of 30 targets a day. Each of them in a different, unknown distance.
It`s similar to a golf tournament: a group of contestants walks from one target to the next. By wandering woods and meadows and having a change from concentration to relaxation you`re pretty exhausted after a day of archery. Anyhow, it`s rather more an art and life philosophy than a sport!

By the way, there are terrific books about archery and we would like to help you with your selection. For beginners, we recommend to wait buying a bow right away. Just turn to us for advice and try different bow types.

"So long as the new moon returns in the heaven a bent, beautiful bow, so long will the fascination of archery keep hold of the hearts of men"
Maurice Thompson
The Witchery of Archery, 1878
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