Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Game of Archery

Archery has been a popular sport from the ancient times.

Evidences of popularity can be seen in our epics, which reflects the close traditional feel for Archery. This traditional sport needs superb concentration, sincere hard work and a sharp focus to hit the target.The person who shoots arrow is called archer. In order to win the game, an archer has to shoot arrows from a bow at the right target.

The closer the shoot to the center of the target, the more the score will be. In the end, all the individual scores are added up to announce the highest score. The person who scores the highest is announced as the winner of the game.

There are two types of archery is used in the game. One is Target archery and another is Field archery. In target archery, an archer has to shoot the target from various distances. However, in field archery, archers shoot different sized targets from unknown distances. A traditional bow is used in field archery.

Bows used in archery are made up of different materials including carbon and fiberglass. Attached with a sight and stabilizers, bows are usually kept steady to give a perfect shoot. Arrows have a sharp tip at the front and groove at the back to hold the bow string well. The targets are marked with colored papers.

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